Cir Mhor from the south

Cir Mhor

Rocky Corbett on Arran

Cir Mhor is a jagged and pointed Corbett on the Isle of Arran, its most distinctive feature being the Rosa Pinnacle on its south face.

Cir Mhor

Meaningbig comb
ListsCorbetts, 162
LocationIsle of Arran
Grid RefNR972431
Lat/Lon55.63913, -5.22252

Standing above the heads of Glen Sannox and Glen Rosa on the Isle of Arran, Cir Mhor is an impressive Corbett peak. This rocky little mountain has cliffs north and south of its summit, the Rosa Pinnacle on its south face is most imposing.

With having Corbett peaks on all the ridges leading from Cir Mhor, this peak is most likely to be bagged on a hillwalk that also takes in other summits. A traverse of the ridges east of Glen Sannox and Glen Rosa is a fine outing as is the Glen Rosa Horseshoe, both of these have some fine rock-scrambling options. For the hillwalker or runner, the west facing slope is fine, but the east face which travels to the Saddle below Goatfell will require a bit of scrambling or a detour altogether !

Routes up Cir Mhor

Glen Rosa Horseshoe

On the Isle of Arran, a superb hillwalking day can be had on a stunning circuit of Corbett peaks around Glen Rosa. The route follows crests and ridges, takes in Goatfell and involves some moderate rock-scrambling on granite.

Peaks : 4 Corbetts

Ascent : 2200m (7220ft)
Distance : 21km (13m)
Time : 9hr

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