Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach from Lochnagar

Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach

Munro peak in Royal Deeside in south-eastern Cairngorms

South of the River Dee between Braemar and Ballater and above sprawling heather-clad moorland and forestry, Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach is an outlier of mighty Lochnagar.


Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height1110m
Prominence73m
Meaningcairn of the beautiful corrie
ListsMunro, 42
LocationAround Loch Muick, The Grampians, in from Braemar
Grid RefNO227846
Lat/Lon56.94581, -3.27221


Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach is a grass-covered dome and an outlier of nearby Lochnagar. On the northern side of Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach, crags overlook Loch nan Eun, otherwise this Munro is rather featureless and can be tricky to navigate in mist.

With less than 100m of ascent between Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach and its neighbour Lochnagar, these two Munro peaks are often bagged together, with the most popular routes heading in from Spittal of Loch Muick to the east. Access on lower ground is on estate tracks with a fine network of paths to choose from higher up.

There are several other Munro peaks nearby and even a diminutive Corbett, all of which can be combined with Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach to make for an excellent circular route of Munro-bagging around Loch Muick.

Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach can also be climbed from Auchallater, just south of Braemar, which will most likely involve coming over Carn an t-Saigairt Mor, stumbling over plane wreckage on the way.



Hillwalking routes up Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach



1. Lochnagar and Loch Muick circuit »


A group of five Munros surround Loch Muick in Royal Deeside. Including mighty Lochnagar, these peaks form a terrific high-level hiking circuit.

Ascent : 1340m (4400ft)
Distance : 28km (17m)
Time : 9:15hr



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Early spring on Carn a' Choire BhoidheachEarly spring on Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach
Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach from the eastCarn a' Choire Bhoidheach from the east
Looking to Lochnagar on the approach to Carn a' Choire BhoidheachLooking to Lochnagar on the approach to Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach
Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach from the slopes of Carn an t-Saigairt MorCarn a' Choire Bhoidheach from the slopes of Carn an t-Saigairt Mor
Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach above Eagle's RockCarn a' Choire Bhoidheach above Eagle's Rock
Summit cairn of Carn a' Choire BhoidheachSummit cairn of Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach




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