Glen Callater - Carn an t-Sagairt Mor - Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach

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Lochnagar with a height of 1,155 metres is the highest and best-known of the mountains on the East Mounth. To the south-west of Lochnagar lies the White Mounth, a high plateau area over 1,000 metres high. From the north end of Loch Callater a footpath climbs above the east side of the loch and across the White Mounth to Lochnagar.

This walk begins at the north end of Glen Callater opposite Auchallater Farm on the A93 and follows the flat northern section of Jock's Road for 5km to reach Loch Callater, where it branches off to follow the Lochnagar path. As the path climbs along the steep side of the glen it provides great views along the loch to Tolmount (958 metres) rising above the watershed between Glen Callater and Glen Doll to the south.

Parallel with the end of the loch the path turns north-east and climbs onto the plateau, skirting to the south of Carn an t-Sagairt Mor ('the big hill of the priest'). The route leaves the path to visit the summit of Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, which is strewn with wreckage from a Canberra that crashed here in November 1956.

Rejoining the path, the route climbs diagonally across the slopes of Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach, levelling out near The Stuic buttress, the high point of the cliffs leading west from Lochnagar and worth a visit on a clear day. 400 metres away, the summit of Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach ('hill of the beautiful corrie') gives panoramic views to nearby Lochnagar, the Cairngorms to the north and the Glenshee Hills to the west. The return route retraces the outward route but bypasses the climb to Carn an t-Sagairt Mor.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Aberdeenshire - Glenshee


Great Views, Mountains, Munro, River, Wildlife