Morrone from Carn na Drochaide


Corbett hill overlooking Braemar

A mere 500m above Braemar and its surrounding birch woodlands, the summit of Morrone is a superb viewpoint from where to survey the landscapes of the southern Cairngorms.


Meaningthe big nose
ListsCorbett, 78
LocationGlen Clunie, Glenshee to Cairn o'Mount
Grid RefNO132886
Lat/Lon56.98078, -3.42958

Morrone is the little hill that stands above Braemar and its surrounding birch woodlands. On the bouldery summit are masts, associated outbuildings, a cairn and trig point from where superb 360⁰ views over the southern Cairngorms and Grampians can be appreciated on clear days.

On Ordnance Survey Maps, Morrone is also referred to as Morven (meaning big hill). The Harvey Maps and the SMC don't seem to do this, nor can I find any other reference to back up this.

The shortest route up Morrone begins in the car-park at the top of Chapel Brae in Braemar, from where a hike following a path up a mere 450m over 3km reaches the summit.

A longer alternative begins just outside of Braemar and traces a land-rover track at a more gentle incline.

Routes up Morrone

Morrone from Braemar

A short hillwalk from Braemar up a fine, if rather rough path to the top of Morrone, a superb viewpoint to survey the southern Cairngorms.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 480m (1570ft)
Distance : 6km (4m)
Time : 2:25hr

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