Geal Charn, Abernethy

Geal Charn, Abernethy

Remote Corbett at eastern edge of Cairngorms

At the eastern edge of the Cairngorms, Geal Charn is a heather-clad rolling Corbett hill sitting in a remote setting above Abernethy Forest.

Geal Charn, Abernethy

Meaningwhite cairn
ListsCorbett, 122
LocationEast of Lairig an Laoigh, Cairngorms and North East Grampians
Grid RefNJ090127
Lat/Lon57.19601, -3.50673

Geal Charn is rather featureless, heather-clad Corbett hill that stands in a remote setting above Abernethy Forest on the eastern fringes of the Cairngorms.

The most direct approach begins from Dorback Lodge, a few miles south-east of Nethy Bridge and for half of the route uses estate tracks.

If you fancy a longer approach, perhaps cycling, fine tracks cut a route through Abernethy Forest Nature Reserve and climb to a height of over 600m and to within 2km of Geal Charn's summit.

Routes up Geal Charn

Geal Charn from Dorback

Above the Braes of Abernethy, fine estate tracks lead from Dorback Lodge to the foot of Geal Charn, from where a delightful circular route makes for an enjoyable afternoon's walk or run.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 600m (1970ft)
Distance : 16km (10m)
Time : 5:45hr

Geal Charn from Abernethy

Fine tracks through Abernethy Forest Nature Reserve enable an enjoyable cycling route approaching Geal Charn from the west. The tracks continue up a fair height up Geal Charn's slopes, leaving a short walk over heather to reach the remote cairn on the summit.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 650m (2130ft)
Distance : 29km (18m)
Time : 3:30hr

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