Carn an Fhidhleir from An Sgarsoch

Carn an Fhidhleir (Carn Ealar)

Rolling Munro above the watershed of Glen Tilt, Feshie and Geldie

The rolling gentle slopes of Carn an Fhidhleir (also known as Carn Ealar) rise above the watershed of the rivers Tarf, Feshie and Geldie in a remote corner of the southern Cairngorms, west of Linn of Dee.

Carn an Fhidhleir

Meaningcairn of the fiddler
ListsMunro, 148
LocationGeldie, Glen Ey to Glen Lochsie
Grid RefNO095842
Lat/Lon56.93575, -3.80159

Carn an Fhidhleir is a rolling hill tucked away hidden in a remote wilderness west of Braemar. Linked to it's slightly higher neighbour An Sgarsoch by a col at over 700m height, most people will aim to bag both these Munros in one outing.

Although there are fine estate tracks heading in from Glen Feshie to the north-west and Glen Tilt to the south-west, the approach from Linn of Dee approach gets closest by bike. This route reaches the ruins of Geldie Lodge from where a well-constructed path continues on to the foot of Carn an Fhidhleir. Faint traces of path and deer-trods help aid progress though heather-clad lower ground onto the more grass-covered crests.

Routes up Carn an Fhidhleir

Munros above Geldie Lodge

In the remote area west of Linn-of-Dee and between Glen Tilt and Geldie Burn there are two Munros, Carn an Fhidhleir (also known as Carn Ealar) and An Sgarsoch.

Peaks : 2 Munros

Ascent : 970m (3180ft)
Distance : 38km (24m)
Time : 7:25hr

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