Carn na Saobhaidhe

Carn na Saobhaidhe

Rolling Corbett hill above Strathdearn

Carn na Saobhaidhe is possibly one of the dullest hills in Scotland ! In spite of that and depending on direction of approach, the journey to get to the summit can be quite uplifting.

Carn na Saobhaidhe

Meaningcairn of the den (fox lair)
ListsCorbett, 138
LocationMonadh Liath, Monadh Liath to Glen Roy
Grid RefNH598144
Lat/Lon57.19897, -4.32051

Carn na Saobhaidhe is the highest point on the vast moorland and rolling landscape in the Monadhliath north of the Glen Markie and Strathdearn divide.

With windfarm developments encroaching from the north and west, approaches from these directions are best avoided if you wish to experience the wilderness of the Monadhliath. The bulldozed estate tracks on the upper reaches from Dunmaglass are particularly unsightly.

Scenery while heading in from the east through Strathdearn and following the River Findhorn is enchanting. Use of a sturdy bike is recommended !

Routes up Carn na Saobhaidhe

Carn na Saobhaidhe from Strathdearn

Route taking a cycle along Strathdearn to the heart of the Monadhliath wilderness, followed by a hike over moorland to Carn na Saobhaidhe above the many turbines of Corriegarth windfarm.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 630m (2070ft)
Distance : 30km (19m)
Time : 3:45hr

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