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Name:Cruach nan Caorach
Hill number:1445
Height:458m / 1503ft
RHB Section:19C: Loch Fyne to Bute and the Firth of Clyde
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NR 99136 80425
Summit feature:rock 1m SW of trig point
Col:248m  NR975816  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 55
(1:25k) 362N
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 71 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Otter Ferry road near 318 spot height. Track amended with tree felling operations. Most of the trees now gone, though still some extraction operations to the west of the hill. Followed the obvious stream through the last of the trees, then Moreland Heather/grass tramp to summit. Great viewpoint over Bute/Arran and to Jura/ Scarba and Mull. Hardly a cloud on a frosty day helped to firm up the underfoot ground.N.Morters15/11/2019
From Shellfield - an enjoyable hill.Chris Peart28/03/2019
From Otter Ferry road. The track towards the summit starts at 970832, not 973831 as shown on the map. Cycled to 979815 from where a sort of clearing above the north bank of the stream leads onto the open hillside. Not too bad after serial hard night frosts but may be very wet in milder conditions.Topographer5725/02/2018
great views of Kyles of Bute to SW and Inverary/Loch Fyne to Westraffemeister04/02/2018
Set of from Shellfield. Aimed for left of main crag to upper part of gully, as the birks appeared to be less dense this way. Nice looking hill top.ger05/05/2017
S/F Shellfield. NB keep to right of burn up to plateau. Steep but easy enough.AndrewFinnimore23/03/2017
Up steeply from good parking on roadside. Small hydro scheme ongoing, cross that and head for teh steep burnline to gain the bealach above, choose line carefully as the birch scrub is difficult in places. Straightforward after the bealach.nordicstar02/06/2016
Nice natural woodland, steep line up beside the burn then easy to the top.jenx02/06/2016
Parking high point Otter Ferry road. Mild, some sun, cool breeze, good views.iangalbraith10/04/2016
From the high point of the Otter Ferry roadhillsman23/06/2015
shellfield parked at farmers gate up between crags then over recently burnt heather to the top.robertphillips12/04/2015
On forest tracks from minor road to north, with moraBLACKHILL03/04/2015
from layby at 002788. Just a thrash up very bracken gully to left, then plod to main summit which is another great viewpoint. Don't do when bracken is blooming. After Coraddie.Thearlaichdubh28/09/2013
Solo walk from Ormidale House. Surprisingly tough but fantastic views SW from the summit.mikejacobs23/08/2012
Revisit. Fine castellated hill, attractive ascent from bridge to SE.RHW15/04/2007
Parked near Shellfield. Very rough pasture beeline for cliff to the right and 2 drops and rises and plod up steep heather to crest. 18.30.arranc20/03/2003
Parked in a layby on the A8003 near Shellfield. Climbed steeply via northern side of stream to trig. Good views of Bute and Arran could be had.garyhoney16/07/2000
Date is first visit. Notes from later...decent heathery summit, via fairly open birkwood. shellfield 003798 (OS63), beeline via col to summit RHW03/01/2000
Trying to keep up with Rob on another of his long days.Eddie03/01/2000
Note to self for future reference: good route from south of Lochhead, up south side of the stream running parallel with the forestry track. Parking opposite forestry track.Gillblank
Simon Winton11/01/2019
Johnny Corbett27/03/2015
Alan Whatley10/04/2013
Tony S06/03/2013
Campbell Singer20/09/2012
Tony Rogers21/06/2012
Janet M29/04/2012
Alison R27/03/2011
Tom Mundell25/09/2010