Carn an Tuirc from the A93

Carn an Tuirc

Most northerly Munro in the Glenshee circuit

The most northerly Munro in the Glenshee 9 circuit, Carn an Tuirc is a boulder-covered dome overlooking grassy slopes and the old military road in Glen Clunie.


Carn an Tuirc


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Height1019m
Prominence64m
Meaningcairn of the wild boar
ListsMunro, 113
LocationGlen Callater and above the Devil's Elbow, The Mounth
Grid RefNO174805
Lat/Lon56.90821, -3.35744


East of the A93 and just north of Glenshee Ski Centre, the hills are grass-covered with slopes gently rising from the glens below. It comes as a bit of a surprise the amount of boulderfield strewn along Carn an Tuirc's wide summit crest.

Carn an Tuirc lies in the heart of the vast moorland between Glenshee, Glen Doll and Lochnagar and therefore there are plenty of route choices to bag this top. An easy there-and-back to Carn an Tuirc's summit would make for a straightforward afternoon's hike, but with so many other Munro peaks around, it makes sense to explore the vast area will bagging some more summits.



Routes up Carn an Tuirc


Glenshee 9 Munros

The 9 Munros above Glenshee can be linked to form a long high-level hiking circuit. With generally grass covered slopes, this is one of the easier ways to go multi-Munro-bagging !

Peaks : 9 Munros

Ascent : 1690m (5540ft)
Distance : 30km (19m)
Time : 10:15hr

East of Glenshee

Compared to the Munros west of Glenshee, the Munros to the east dominated by Glas Maol, are higher, more vast and have less paths or tracks to follow. A bit more of a challenge !

Peaks : 4 Munros, option of 1 Corbett

Ascent : 910m (2990ft)
Distance : 15km (9m)
Time : 5:15hr

Carn an t-Sagairt Mor and Auchallater Munros

Tracing an old drove road through Glen Callater, this is a fairly popular route up Carn an t-Saigart Mor and can be extended to include several other Munro summits encircling the glen.

Peaks : 7 Munros

Ascent : 1040m (3410ft)
Distance : 36km (22m)
Time : 9hr



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