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Name:Craiggowrie
Hill number:4157
Height:687m / 2254ft
Parent (Ma):601  Meall a' Bhuachaille
RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Spey
Class:Simm, Graham Top
(Tu,Sim,GT)
Grid ref:NH962134 (est)
Drop:31m
Col:656m  NH965128  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36
(1:25k) OL57N 403N
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 108 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Descent to Badaguish pretty unpleasantly wet underfoot until you reach the proper forestry paths. Running the ridgeline inc Meall a' Bhuachaille, Creagan Gorm, Creag a' Chaillich and Craiggowrie. With GFE.Fionalevey04/08/2019
10.8 mile walk from visitors centre, along forest track up to Ryvoan Bothy then very good path up onto Meall a'Bhuachaille then along ridge to Creagan Gorm, Creag a' Chailleach and Craigowrie, desending via boggy eroded path back to forest then along forest lanes back to the car. Changeable weather sunny/cloudy with showers but very windy, the big Cairngorms kept going in and out of cloud/showers, busy on Meall a' Bhuachaille, but not so busy on the rest of the ridge, great circular with great views.DanTrig18/06/2019
From the visitor centre. Pretty decent path to Meall a' Bhuachaille, then over more muddy ground to Creagan Gorm, Creag a' Chaillich, and Craiggowrie; returning through The Queen's Forest. Takes about 3.5 hrs in total.summitter28/12/2018
Final top on the ridge.jenx29/08/2018
With Jenx and Bryher from nr Glenmore lodge, circuit of the fine ridgenordicstar29/08/2018
Roadside parking by Pine Martin cafe. Good path up to the ridge following the Allt Coire Chondlaich. Meall a' Bhuachaille, Creagan Gorm and Craig a Chaillich first.jonglew10/06/2018
KeithByTheC26/07/2017
3rd summit of day on circuit from near Loch Morlich YH, logged out of order. A couple of HP contenders, in cold and rain and poor visibility.RHW07/05/2017
End of ridge descended to Milton Cottage, don't be tempted to find track alon Coire Sgurm? Forest has expanded a lot since map drawn.alwaysinshorts28/02/2017
hill race CraigW22/10/2016
Walked up from Glenmore Lodge, carried on for the full ridge.rossdrummond24/09/2016
From the Reindeer Centre, delightful walk across all the tops on a decent path, finally descending to Badaguish Outdoor centre.hils06/02/2016
Meall a'Bhuachaille, Creagan Gorm, Creag a'Chaillich, Craiggowrie from visitor's centre car park. Bright sunshine.RobertP03/11/2015
With Meall a' Buchaille from Youthe Hostel on a beautiful sunny day. Solomunromurph08/11/2014
hill race CraigW25/10/2014
See Creagan Gormdickscroop07/10/2014
On own.MorecambeMonkey20/04/2014
Last one of the day.Play2End01/01/2013
hill race CraigW27/10/2012
on traverse of Corbettoatcake04/05/2011
Hyperopic26/02/2011
as part of traverse from Meall a Bhuchaille and back to glen more through forestemily07/06/2009
see Meall a'Bhuachaille log. Excellent walk with brother, Petepwheeler26/05/2007
With Ali. Started at Glenmore Lodge and walked through Queens Forest. Ascended Craiggowrie from W and carried on to saddle beneath Meall a'Bhuachaille before descending.paddyirish10/02/2006
Cairngorm Club bus meet. I shared the driving of a minibus with Ken Thomson. The party ascended Meall a' Bhuachaille from the north, although there were some variations. We left minibus somewhat east of Torehill Cottage. We walked along road past cottage and turned left on to track going south. This was followed - there was some dispute about navigation. The track became a path and then petered out so we continued up the hillside to the summit of Meall a' Bhuachaille. We proceeded along the ridge west and north west over Creagan Gorm (732m), Creag a' Chaillich (711m) and Craiggowrie (687m). We descended NE, crossed the Craiggowrie Burn, followed the side of a wood and then a track back to the road about 1 1/2 km from Torehill Cottage. Clear with excellent views of snow-covered peaks.pwbellarby13/11/2005
The final top of in a SE-NW traverse . Took the forest tracks back to Loch Morlichgaryhoney14/06/2005
4 of 4: From Creag a' Chaillich.ChrisR08/07/2003
Red Course - Ian, Joel and the others.Dangerous Dave19/02/2003
Staying at Badaguish and combined a walk from the SMC Corbetts guide with one from the Munros guide, taking in the whole ridge before going onto Bynack More.Swindon Bagger24/02/2000
Round from Glenmore to Bynack Beg More, Meall a'Bhuachaille and on to Craiggowrie.Eddie22/09/1995
From Loch Morlich YHButeobuteo23/06/1995
With Robinthenomad04/03/1995
Mixed weather, good views.iangalbraith18/04/1992
With Meall a'Bnix_snilloc01/06/1991
Jurek, Jasio and Adam - date estimated not sure of the year but it would have been in August Now correct date.chrisbien13/08/1990
First of several ascents from Glen More.JohnW05/08/1987
Date uncertain, circuit from Glenmorerjf3501/05/1979
Family Uisdean2510/04/1970
Toril27/10/2019
Bob6726/10/2019
weaselmaster16/06/2019
Sick Kid16/06/2019
Archie03/06/2019
KathW03/06/2019
Conor04/01/2019
monkey30/10/2018
Tony J09/06/2018
carole engel09/06/2018
Alex C09/06/2018
geoffreycurnock26/05/2018