Carn Liath from Loch Moraig (Blair Atholl)

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Carn Liath is the lowest and most easily accessible of the four tops which make up the Beinn a' Ghlo massif. From a grassy car park at Loch Moraig to the north of Blair Atholl, the route follows a good moorland path for 2km to the foot of the mountain. An easily followed path rises 550m in a distance of 2.5km to the cairn and trig point at summit. The return path retraces the same route. The summit provides a 360-degree panorama over north-west Perthshire and up to the Cairngorms. Immediately to the north-east lie the three other tops of the Beinn a' Ghlo massif, all over 1000m although only two qualify as Mumros. The easily visible path over the sweeping ridge may tempt you to plan a further expedition to these peaks.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Perth and Kinross - Atholl


Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mountains, Munro, Wildlife
3/19/2011 - Richard Hardy

Great walk, a nice covering of snow, but someone else had broken trail up the steep bit. Fantastic views through 360 degrees, great fun glissading our way down 2/3rds of the mountain. Dog friendly too, mine were at home but a ski mountaineer at the top had his spaniel with him.