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Name:Cairn of Gowal (old GR)
Hill number:474
Height:983m / 3225ft
Parent (Ma):457  Lochnagar - Cac Carn Beag
Parent (SMC):468  Cairn Bannoch
RHB Section:07A: Braemar to Montrose
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA), Angus (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen), Catchment Boundaries, South Esk
Watershed:Aberdeen Bay
Class:Deleted Munro Top
Grid ref:NO 22790 81659
Summit feature:cairn on large rock
Col:976m  NO227818  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 44
(1:25k) OL53N 388N
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 205 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
carole engel14/10/2019
With SJW. WE had a 10.5 hour, 23 mile circular around the Loch Muick horseshoe coming up from Loch Muick at Broad Cairn, around to Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, across to Lochnagar, Meikle Pap and back down to Loch Muick.meltdiceburg08/08/2019
From Invercauld bridgePeterb07/08/2018
The path to Broad Cairn doesn't go out to this cairned top. I have logged this previously in my paper log book but don't remember visiting this cairn - not convinced. Never mind, I've done it again to be sure!Dangerous Dave17/09/2017
Hal & Rafe12/08/2017
Sick Kid23/06/2017
Munro Top bagging from Glen Clova: Acharn - Glen Doll - Crow Craigies - Fafernie - Cairn Bannoch - Cairn of Gowal - Craig of Gowal - Creag an Dubh-loch - Broad Cairn - Bachnagairn - Acharndavidpettit8416/04/2017
From Glen Doll carpark via Jock's Road to Davy's Brouach, Crow Craigies, Fafernie, Cairn Bannoch, Cairn of Gowal, Broad Cairn, Bachnagairn and a long walk back to the carpark in the last remnants of daylight. Bitter 40mph winds on the tops. With Mark and Hamish & Huey the springer spaniels.Saggers28/10/2016
C/W round of broad cairn, creag an dubh loch, cairn of cowal, craig of gowal, crow craigies, fafernie, cairn bannoch, carn an t sagairt mor, carn an t sagairt beag, carn a choire bhoidheach, top of eagles rock, creag a ghlas uillt,from cp at glen muick.robertphillips17/09/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac11/05/2016
David S15/06/2015
On the TGO Challenge with Sue - Hill 24.Phreerunner18/05/2015
Gavin Theobald25/07/2014
With friend. From Spittal of Glenmuick on bikes to Glas-allt-Shiel. Objective: all Munro tops of Broad Cairn and Cairn Bannoch. After Broad Cairn, Craig of Gowal, Crow Craigies, Fafernie, Cairn Bannoch. Continued SE aiming for the Munro top called Cairn of Gowal. We came to a point where there was higher ground on our left but a cairn on a summit point SE of where we were, which we decided to go to. However, when we turned round and faced the way we had come we realised that the high ground we had by-passed was higher than where we were. Subsequent examination of various editions of Munro’s tables and maps showed that the top where we were was where the Munro top called Cairn of Gowal height 983m stood as listed in editions of Munro’s tables from 1974 to 1990. However, the 1997 edition gives a relocated position at height of 991m on the high ground we had bypassed. So we went back to the summit of the 991m top. We finished with Creag an Dubh-loch.pwbellarby06/09/2013
Isbjorn Winter Round26/02/2012
Ashley, Lochnagar curcuitJamesSDonald13/10/2010
Nick Down131/08/2010