Geal Charn from Garva Bridge

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General Wade's military road over the Corrieyairack Pass linking Fort Augustus to Dalwhinnie crosses the River Spey at Garva Bridge. Just six miles west from Laggan along a single-track road, Garva Bridge feels very remote, especially when the low cloud is resting on the surrounding hills. Unfortunately, this wilderness is about to change as a line of massive pylons will soon pass along this valley. After crossing Garva Bridge, you will walk along a short section of the pylon service road but soon this is left behind and a rough path leads you along the banks of the Feith Talagain Stream for 3.5km. The path then climbs quite steeply up the south-west ridge of Geal Charn, climbing nearly 500 metres to reach the flat summit. The elongated plateau stretches 1,500 metres from south-west to north-east, with a large cairn midway along marking the summit. From the summit cairn the easiest descent route is to retrace the outward route to the start. However, in good weather you may wish to detour 300 metres east to the corrie's edge to see the 'better' side of the mountain. An optional descent route is summarised at Waymark 11.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Monadhliath Mountains


Great Views, Mountains, Munro, River

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27.4 Miles