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Name:Sgurr Marcasaidh
Hill number:917
Height:580m / 1903ft
RHB Section:12A: Kyle of Lochalsh to Garve
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Yeaman
Grid ref:NH 35408 59262
Summit feature:rock c 4m N of trig point
Col:285m  NH332586  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 26
(1:25k) 437S
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 93 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at Lochluichart dam, headed west on track to Glenmarksie, then further 2km or so, through a gate, then followed reasonably decent path / animal tracks off NW-ish around 250m before stone fank, to reach summit. No heather bashing required. Took just over 2 hours up. Extensive views in all directions.willyross30/05/2020
Parked at the power station, then cycled along the road to pick up the forestry track out past Glenmarksie to its end. From here headed north up steep slopes to the top. Then headed SSW to get over to Creag Loch nan Dearcag.Simon Winton23/03/2020
From Creag Loch nan Dearcaig.Chris Peart14/05/2018
Park at the dam followed the track up pass glenmarksie to the end as per the map grid NH353579 turn up hill to summit. Good views all round.Nozzer02/05/2018
Headed up to the Luichart Dam where there is plenty of parking. Walked across the dam and discovered a new track which leads onto the marked track by Glenmarksie. Followed this up the glen to the stone sheep fold and then headed straight up the hill directly to the trig. Lots of gates in the new deer fence. Extensive views all round but didn't hang about as squally showers were coming in.BigJ02/05/2018
From Creag Loch nan Dearcag. New trees and associated fencing spoiling the way but the top is clear and a lovely spot to be.Alan Moore24/02/2018
parked luichart dam followed track to near end up side of stream using animal tracks to dishes and onto top, returned more directly to start of track.robertphillips07/10/2017
From Luichart dam, passing nearby to radio dishes 600m from summit.NormanW12/04/2017
1 of 2: From road end near Loch Luichart Dam.ChrisR18/03/2017
Parked just short of Dam below house with obvious parking. Gate over road, but unlocked to the Dam, doesn't seem any problem driving to the Dam all the way. Crossed Dam then track to and beyond Glenmarksie with Red Kites swirling the cliffs. Followed a good way before striking uphill on deer tracks to ridgeline and summit just beyond. Return the same way.N.Morters22/10/2016
Parked at the dam, across the dam, along the track then broke off to top. All ok.jenx17/07/2016
Parked up by the dam and walked across. Used new track to gain height. Walked to the point indicated by others and direct line to summit.nordicstar17/07/2016
Cycled up track from Little Scatwell to 364581 (3 padlocked gates), then easily up to radio dishes and on to ridge. Back via new track connecting Glenmarksie to Luichart dam.Topographer5720/10/2015
From power stationMartin R11/05/2015
With nan Dearcag so quite a hard trek specially since it was pouring with rain. Track from near Little Scatwell via Glenmarksie then up to summit.AndrewFinnimore07/11/2013
With BruceRobF16/11/2012
There is a small car park at Conan Falls House. A new road leads from the Dam to join the road to Glenmarksie. A vehicle track, not shown on some maps, runs to NH354579 which is not obvious on the way out. Ascent from around NH365581 is straightforwards.Jim.Fothergill05/04/2011
Ascended from track near Little Scatwell. Headed for Creag Loch nan Dearcag.JohnW04/06/2009
Revisit. Fine multi-topped hill, fine views. From ESE, daytime parking at Loch Luichart dam; Grey Wagtail. Quick bag before meeting Mr & Mrs fasgadh in StrathcarronRHW03/05/2008
High cloud, mild, good views.iangalbraith11/09/2007
Glenmarksie track uphill through woods around the back of boundary wall on green path through waist high bracken to an uphill track. To ridge. Followed deer tracks through heather steeply uphill towards rocky crags and round to right. Gingerly over crags to easier ground above the slabs and to the top. No return that way! Dry tussock ups and downs with hags for 1 1/2 miles to top at 12.00.arranc07/07/2006
Rounbd of Creag Loch nan Dearcag and Sgurr Marcasaidh from Dalnacroich. A navigation job.Eddie30/10/2005
From parking area nr Luichart power stationBLACKHILL19/04/2002
Date is first visit. Notes from later...enjoyable climb from E, plerasant ridge, fine summit, fine views. park Luichart dam 389579, direct ascent to507, ridge to summit, descend. traverse via Glenmarksie RHW25/12/2000
Am Bodach29/05/2020
Dave McG13/03/2020
Tom Mundell03/09/2016
Trekking toes03/09/2016