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Name:Creag Ruadh
Hill number:681
Height:622m / 2041ft
RHB Section:09C: Loch Lochy to Loch Laggan
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Lochy, Spey
Watershed:Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Greater Loch Linnhe, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 55808 91385
Summit feature:trig point
Col:313m  NN531908  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 35
(1:25k) OL55 401
Observations:three alternative summits at NN 55798 91384; NN 55815 91412; NN 55875 91428
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 217 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Sherrabeg. Around the north west side of the plantation, then direct to the summit. Deep soft snow and squalls made it hard work. With TH, PJ, AJ, DW.Owen B18/02/2020
Am Bodach19/01/2020
Route as bolton, low cloud, snow on ground, freezing, views but high tops missing.iangalbraith07/11/2019
Usual way from Sherrabeg, quite pleasant on a fine day.Jon F05/11/2019
A very pleasant short walk, mainly on a decent path from Sherrabeg. Through the gate, across the field then another gate into deciduous woods, up to a final gate, then a boggy path along the forestry fence leads up parallel to the ridge line, up a squidgy coire, then gets lost in bog vegetables. Hop over the fence where it has fallen down, then up steeply to the plateau. Final stroll on short heather to fine views along Loch Laggan. An interesting and varied walk.Gill03/11/2019
From S near Poll nan Cuirteag viewpoint. Sunny, with showers which passed by. Snow on tops. En route to Edinb. Rounsfell04/03/2019
Parked at Sherrabeg. A track follows the edge of the forest through 3 gates on the west side of the burn. Under 2 hours return in reasonably clear conditions. Solo.bolton22/02/2019
Dave McG08/01/2019
Used SMC Grahams book route starting from near Sherrabeg. Showers with mist at summit, but with occasional weather windows revealing good views, especially down to Loch Laggan. Fairly distinct grassy path, becoming more vague past forest.ger30/12/2018
From layby on A86 at NN56521 90325, from where a road walk was avoided by making my way through the reasonably sparse trees to the power line clearing. My failure to make a mental note as to my surroundings when I popped out in that clear line made my return 'interesting'! Recorded route and write-up at:
SoloDangerous Dave13/05/2018
CK SheilaS01/04/2018
Bagging the trig. Parked below the marked fort near to the Spey Dam. Followed informal mountain bike tracks up to the fort. Great view. From there followed a marked path south west up on to the summit of Black Wood Hill. From here the going was much rougher and included crossing a deer fence. The Vanessa is a little way off the summit. The views were astounding. The descent was by the obvious ridge to the north to Sherrabeg and then back along the road.BigJ30/08/2017
After doing the TUMP this was very tedious but a very quick descent back to the car.Play2End30/06/2017
hill walker28/05/2017
With Peterb from Sherrabeg. Followed a squelchy path up through young woodland which goes through two deer fences lower down which have gates that open. The last deer fence near the top required climbing as there is no gate. Easy ascent on short grassy, heathery slopes to the summit trig point. Retraced route to return.bowlesy21/05/2017
A quick up and down from Sherrabeg with Chris. Followed the stream up and through a couple of deer gates. Nearly trod on a meadow pipit that was sitting on four eggs.Peterb21/05/2017
With M, day off from cycling Corbetts. Windy. Easy way up, rough descent for round trip.douglas_easton29/04/2017
Nick Canute20/04/2017
Sick Kid25/02/2017
Simon Winton21/01/2017
Group of ten NUFWAS bods.Grinner01/01/2017
GavinTheobald 222/09/2016
Robert Paterson22/09/2016
walk livi03/09/2016