Carn Sgulain from the south

Carn Sgulain

Most northerly and easterly Munro summit in the Monadhliath

A grass covered lump and the most northern and eastern of the Monadhliath Munros, Carn Sgualin has two cairns on its flat top to confuse baggers as to which marks the true summit !


Carn Sgulain


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height920.3m
Prominence70m
Meaningcairn of the basket
ListsMunro, 270
LocationMonadh Liath, The Monadh Liath and Creag Meagaidh
Grid RefNH684059
Lat/Lon57.12481, -4.17574


In the vast rolling landscapes that make up the Monadhliath range, Carn Sgulain is but one of the many grass covered and rather featureless hummocks in the area. Having a height of a shade over 3,000ft, scrapes it into Munro's tables and encourages hillwalkers to visit.

Most hillwalkers will hike up Carn Sgulain in a route combining nearby A'Chailleach and possibly Carn Dearg to the west. The more determined can continue on to the Munro Geal Carn west of Carn Dearg, or to the Corbett Carn an Fhreiceadain to the east.

Routes to Carn Sgulain begin on estate tracks from above Newtonmore and continue up fairly pathless slopes. Higher up terrain is delightful underfoot, with fence-posts to aid navigation.



Hillwalking routes up Carn Sgulain



1. Monadhliath Munros »


The rolling landscape of the Monadh Liath is vast and feels very remote and wild. There are four Munros hiding in the expanse, all of which can be bagged in one linear route taking in A'Chailleach, Carn Sgulain and Carn Dearg in quick succession following fence-lines, then Geal Charn challenging navigation skills over featureless terrain.

Ascent : 1420m (4660ft)
Distance : 30km (19m)
Time : 9:50hr

2. Eastern Monadhliath Munros hillwalking route »


Carn Sgulain and A'Chailleach are the most easterly Munros in the vast Monadh Liath with most hillwalkers combining them into one route starting from Glen Banchor above Newtonmore. The hillsides are gentle and if the mist comes in, your navigation skills will be tested.

Ascent : 750m (2460ft)
Distance : 14km (9m)
Time : 4:45hr



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Carn Sgulain from A'ChailleachCarn Sgulain from A'Chailleach
Carn Sgulain from the south in StrathspeyCarn Sgulain from the south in Strathspey
Heading to Carn Sgulain from A'ChailleachHeading to Carn Sgulain from A'Chailleach
Carn Sgulain's flat summitCarn Sgulain's flat summit
Golden Eagle soaring above Am Bodach, east of Carn SgulainGolden Eagle soaring above Am Bodach, east of Carn Sgulain
On the track out from Carn SgulainOn the track out from Carn Sgulain




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