Sgor Gaibhre and Carn Dearg from Beinn na Lap

Carn Dearg

Munro peak south of Loch Ossian

Carn Dearg is one of two Munro peaks south of Loch Ossian. Heather clad slopes gently rise above old ruins and a new hydro station to this Munro's large and well formed summit cairn.


Carn Dearg


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Height 941m
Prominence 216m
Meaning red cairn
Lists Munro, 232
Location South of Loch Ossian, Loch Linnhie to Loch Ericht
Grid Ref NN418662
Lat/Lon 56.7602, -4.59039


Carn Dearg and Sgor Gaibhre are the two Munro peaks south of Loch Ossian linked by a long, wide grass covered ridge. Carn Dearg also has a long rugged southern shoulder and the summit overlooks the sad ruins of Old Corrour Lodge.

Possibly the most enjoyable route up Carn Dearg is the round of Loch Ossian from Corrour Train Halt, which also takes in Beinn na Lap and Sgor Gaibhre.

Alternatively, if you fancy a bit of cycling,Carn Dearg can bagged with Sgor Gaibhre from near Rannoch Station using he estate tracks that have been markedly improved over recent year. This route could be extended to include the nearby Corbett of Meall na Meoig.



Hillwalking routes up Carn Dearg



1. Munros around Loch Ossian »


Best reached by a train journey, the remote area surrounding Loch Ossian is a delight to hike in and explore. To bag the three Munros surrounding the Loch - Beinn na Lap, Sgor Gaibhre and Carn Dearg, start at lonely Corrour Halt.

Ascent : 1550m (5090ft)
Distance : 26km (16m)
Time : 9hr

2. Carn Dearg and Sgor Gaibhre »


With the estate paths being upgraded, cycling to the foot of the Munros surrounding Loch Ossian is a joy. This route takes the most direct line to bag Carn Dearg and Sgor Gaibhre.

Ascent : 1270m (4170ft)
Distance : 27km (17m)
Time : 5:10hr



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Carn Dearg in winter from Sgor GaibhreCarn Dearg in winter from Sgor Gaibhre
Carn Dearg from Sgor GaibhreCarn Dearg from Sgor Gaibhre
Carn Dearg from Beinn na LapCarn Dearg from Beinn na Lap
On the summit of Carn DeargOn the summit of Carn Dearg
Descending Carn Dearg back to Loch OssianDescending Carn Dearg back to Loch Ossian
Carn Dearg from the ruins of Old Corrour LodgeCarn Dearg from the ruins of Old Corrour Lodge




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