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Name:Carn na Saobhaidhe
Hill number:639
Height:811.1m / 2661ft
RHB Section:09B: Glen Albyn and the Monadh Liath
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Findhorn, Catchment Boundaries, Ness
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,Y)
Grid ref:NH 59899 14400
Summit feature:no feature 160m SW of cairn
Drop:170m
Col:641m  NH597101  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 35
(1:25k) 417
Observations:cairn is at NH 60034 14497; ground 100m WNW of cairn at NH 59936 14471 and 25m SW of cairn at NH 60013 14480 very close in height
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
Comments:Hill 640 surveyed as 10cm lower; unlikely but possible that its summit is higher, which would move the Marilyn
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 206 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
steven morrice13/10/2019
A long walk from the car park at Coignafern Old Lodge. Solo.Dangerous Dave24/09/2019
weaselmaster25/08/2019
Sick Kid25/08/2019
m0untain_n0mad28/07/2019
From Wester Aberchalder. Ascended by track to Beinn Bhuraich then over the moor. Descended by track beside Aberchalder Burn.davidpettit8401/06/2019
alda06/05/2019
CKSheilaS17/04/2019
clanbonham08/09/2018
neilsan06/07/2018
thelonious04/07/2018
From Strathdearn past Coignafearn Lodge and Dalbeg. Lovely glen which feels very remote all the way in until you reach the summit and see diesel generators and telephone mast and multiple wind turbines with their motorway-width access tracks. As others have said, stay with the streams from the end of the track and the ground isn't really too bad.benalder28417/06/2018
dodgyknee27/05/2018
From north, track to Dunmaglass. Track is good all the way to the summit, but two diversions at 600m around fords in spate, followed by snow pack cover, prevented me from cycling higher. Showers amounted to much more than predicted by MWIS. A modern cabin at 700m was unlocked.Topographer5720/04/2018
Glorious day. Cycled in from Drumnaglas as far as snow line, then walked. Windfarm road steep in places, tough climbing but very fast descent. Lots of hare, mostly still in winter coats.douglas_easton14/04/2018
BaggerGutt26/03/2018
map reading nightmare due to the wind turbines roads are there that are not shown on the mapmikebeattie19/09/2017
IainK17/09/2017
kathyh15/09/2017
tsmart14/09/2017
benarmine18/07/2017
Dave McG15/07/2017
A nice round from Dalbeg bothy though weather was miserable. Two sections of track and following streams as much as possible meant ground not too bad except for section after main summit. Carn Mhic Lamhair(Ct), Carn na Saobhaide(C), Beinn Bhuraich(Ct), Meall a Bhuailt(Gt) and a diversionon the way back to Carn na Saobraidhe E top.dickscroop30/06/2017
Fourth visit, on TGO Challenge as previously. Wind farm not as intrusive as I'd feared. South to Carn GearresithColin Crawford17/05/2017
From Coignafearn; what an amazingly beautiful valley. Rode the bike up to the bothy, but the landrover track continues up the hill. It seemed that the only sensible thing to do was ride Ďim cowboy. A small amount of pushing and some mildly technical riding got me to the end of the track. Very pleasant, easy walking following the stream up the hill, and only a small number of peat hags to negotiate higher up. Itís not entirely clear that the cairn is at the highest point, so I wandered around a bit just to make sure. Splendid views west, but what a shame itís spoiled by wind turbines. The descent proved the wisdom of putting some effort into the cycling on the way up. Very fast and great fun, and not entirely under control in places.Gill06/05/2017
kiltedbiggles29/04/2017
Parked by telephone box taking tracks almost all the way to Carn Mhic Iamhair, then Carn na Saobhaidhe. Summit of Saobhaidhe very flat with cairn plus the high point and other near-candidates. Continued to Beinn Bhuraich, Meall a'Bhuailt and Beinn Dubhcharaidh, descending N a short way to pitch tent. Fine sunny day made this a surprisingly pleasant route. Easy descent down to the Glen and starting point.RobertP08/04/2017
borderline12/03/2017
hill walker22/01/2017
With James from River Findhorn side.Grinner28/12/2016
Fi04/12/2016
scoob04/12/2016
briansv650s17/04/2016
Used bikeduchally31/03/2016
Ascended with bikes via the River E and the Corriegarth wind farm, then headed south east to track for descent to the River Findhorn. Lots of snow, which made traversing the peat hags easier but riding tracks impossible.quadbarrel20/03/2016
dynamo8310/08/2015
andybowyer04/08/2015
BlackPanther23/05/2015
try9fan15/05/2015
weaselmaster04/04/2015
Sick Kid04/04/2015
Ski up from wester Aberchalder a good day untill we reched the summit and the weather close in, decented in the dark was intresting ski with a head troch onNozzer01/02/2015
ARM06/12/2014
Barry Smith04/09/2014
redcon09/08/2014
peterstanding08/07/2014
MichaelF21/06/2014
hils15/06/2014
Martin R19/05/2014
On the TGOC. Great views from the summit but a bog trot of to the Findhornoatcake14/05/2014