Carn a' Choire Ghairbh

Carn a' Choire Ghairbh

Corbett Hiil overlooking Loch Affic

Carn a' Choire Ghairbh is a long 'whale-back' shaped hill in the heart of Glen Affric Forest.

Carn a' Choire Ghairbh

Meaningcairn of the rough coire
ListsCorbett, 68
LocationSouth of Glen Affric, Glen Affric to Glen Shiel
Grid RefNH136188
Lat/Lon57.22259, -5.08762

The long heather and grass covered 'whale back' shape of Carn a' Choire Ghairbh sits in a fairly remote setting above woodlands of Glen Affic and Glen Moriston.

Along with neighbouring Corbett, Aonach Shasuinn, Carn a' Choire Ghairbh can be hiked over on a fine circular route beginning from the end of the public road in Glen Affric.

Alternatively, a more challenging and slightly longer circuit on these two Corbetts heads in from Glen Moriston, adding in the Munro peaks of Sail Chaorainn, Sgurr nan Conbhairean and Carn Ghluasaid on route.

Routes up Carn a' Choire Ghairbh

Affric Corbetts

In a quiet corner south-west of Glen Affric, paths lead away from the main trails to the foot of a circular hillwalking route bagging the grass-covered Corbett peaks of Aonach Shasuinn and Carn a' Choire Ghairbh.

Peaks : 2 Corbetts

Ascent : 1125m (3690ft)
Distance : 23km (14m)
Time : 7:40hr

Ceannacroc Circuit

East of Loch Cluanie, a track heads from the old Ceannacroc Bridge into the wilds, from where some Munros, a couple of Corbetts and a few Munro Tops can be linked in a remarkable high-level hike.

Peaks : 1 Munro and 2 Corbetts

Ascent : 1480m (4860ft)
Distance : 34km (21m)
Time : 8:10hr

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