Name:Carn a' Choin Deirg
Hill number:1076
Height:701m / 2300ft
SMC/RHB Section:15A: Loch Broom to Strath Oykel
County/UA:Highland
Topographical area:HN07 Beinndearg-carnban
Catchment:Dornoch
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,Y)
Grid ref:NH 39752 92341
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:319m
Col:382m  NH381923  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 20
(1:25k) 437N 440S
Survey:Abney level/KR 2x Hand Level
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Didn't fancy the long walk in up Alladale or hacking through the peat hags of Leitir Riabhach. Parked at Croick church, good track NW up the strath to the unmissable girder bridge at 431934, didn't spot the sign saying the bridge is not for public use, otherwise I would have swum. Muddy path WSW between the two forested areas petered out eventually, up the steeper grass to the east shoulder of Carn Beag, skirted south of Carn Beag summit to the col, then a simple ascent to the trig. No fences to cross, very few peat hags, good terrain albeit rather wet. Retraced steps. Bang on 4 hours out and back. Result.Owen B18/06/2024
Cycled in from road end at Glen Calvie. Left bike at high point on track just before it drops down to the two holiday lodges then up ATV track to top of peat hag capped Leitir Riabhach. Followed the line of deer fence down to southern end of outflow from Loch An Tuill Riabhaich avoiding worst of the peat hags. Then up the SE nose and final steep but easy ascent to summit.Jossker30/09/2023
As willyross but no eagles! Rough track in places, but overall ok. Signs indicate walkers welcome nowadays.iangalbraith15/05/2023
From the Glen Calvie car park, tracks to Alladale Lodge and cottages before ascent via Carn Alladale and then along ridge to summit. Gate in deer fence is now free of any padlocks! Descent by open slopes over Leathad nan Con Dearga to good track below the waterfall.benalder28402/04/2022
Bike 'n hike from AlladaleHuwel20/12/2021
As per the SMC Grahams book. From the Glen Calvie car park along the track to past the 1st holiday cottage (cross the river) then turn right up an ATV track just past the generator building. ATV track takes nicely up onto ridge at which point it disappeared. Up onto Carn Alladale summit then followed ridge all the way around to the summit. Various ups and downs, crossed the deer fence by climbing the gate. Sign is still there to say lock number is 1111 but it is still rusted and impossible to open. From the summit descended back to the right of the small loch then down over Leathad nan Con Dearga to meet the good track at the bottom below the waterfall. Back along the track. 13.5 miles 22km, Strava said 5hrs 41 moving time but was out for just under 7hrs in total. Nice walk.JulieB13/08/2021
Cycled from the road end car park past Alladale Lodge then west, then north along estate track to NH385911 (approx 9.5km). Walked in north-easterly direction to summit. Eagles soaring, and ptarmigan on snowy ground. Back via south top.willyross01/04/2021
A lovely walk from Glencalvie Lodge. Alladale is simply stunning, beautiful native trees, and glorious hills above. Easily up the ATV track from the generator building but less easy once it peters out. Watch out for tree planting holes. Carn Alladale has good views but rough going, wobbly rocks and manky vegetables. Deer fence at the bealach to the NW has a gate with the number for the padlock but the padlock is rusted shut, so climb the gate. Nice easy going to Carn a' Choin Deirg S Top and onwards to the main summit. The views are just wow. Down via Easan Dubh is rough lower down. The mapped path is an estate road. The estate was very helpful when I emailed them about deer stalking so they get a big thumbs up.Gill23/09/2020
All the (sub)Simms from Carn Alladale, then back down the execrably rough valley of the Allt Riabhach.Jon F13/08/2020
From Glencalvie car park along track to first lodge then up ATV track by game larder to Carn Alladale, and along ridge to summit. Good visibility and fine views of all Coigach and Assent hills. Return same route.MichaelF21/07/2019
Leitir Riabhach, Carn Beag, Carn a' Choin Deirg, Carn a' Choin Deirg South Top, Carn Alladale from car park by turning to Glencalvie Lodge. Bright day, nice Scots pine and river along Glen Alladale.RobertP07/07/2019
With Stewart MurrayPeterb21/02/2019
Parked at Glencalve, mountain bike to below crags of Carn Alladale, walked to end of track for an easy ascent. Went down to the 2 lodges NH 425895 which was tough going.rogreeves04/07/2018
Great ridge, fantastic views from the top.nicolajane04/06/2018
Recognized parking is at NH 4644 8913, but eventually parked 7km along the track at NH 4031 89420 after deep snow prevented further driving. Progressed to track end then near enough direct route to the top. On to the South Top. With Carole Engel.jonglew02/04/2018
Cycled ferom Glencalvie to track end at 385911, then smooth ascent up SW ridge.Topographer5712/08/2017
from Glencalvie Lodge with Peter Cottam Galltywenallt11/05/2017
Via Carn Alladale and south top. Easy pleasant walking on short heather and grass. Descended to lochan.Campbell Singer01/05/2017
Heathergarbo110325/03/2017
Cycled from the road end CP up past Alladale Lodge and down to old bothy area. Up easily onto Sron Alladale using quad tracks most the way. Then along rifge to main summit. Beag and down past lochan into burn line where vehicle tracks got us all the way back to bikes.nordicstar26/07/2016
An easy cycle, and the walking mostly good underfoot, so quicker than I thought.jenx26/07/2016
3 of 3: From south top.ChrisR27/06/2016
Solo. Cycled from Glencalvie Lodge up good track to SW of summit. Back over South Top.amswanston20/05/2016
From Glencalvie Lodge car par, Carn Alladale, Carn a'Choin Dearg, Leitr RiabhachJim.Fothergill20/04/2016
nice daychazzyboy1931/03/2016
From former bothy past Alladale Lodge (on bike). Including the two tops to south of main summit. A terrible day for weather, strong wind, wintery showers/rain/sleet. Returned by good track to west to get out of wind.dickscroop20/03/2015
selfdavidsbatty05/07/2014
cycled to bothy then onto ridge to summit, lots of ups and downs.robertphillips09/06/2014
From Alladale roadhead. Carn Alladale, Carn a'Choin Deirg S Top, main top, Carn Beag & Leitir Riabhach. Hot & sunny.jimbloomer08/07/2013
alone. Also 22/10/20 CK SheilaS04/05/2012
Solo HFB24/04/2011
a feeling of wildness and remotedmckeith16/06/2010
Ascended from Croich, walking through the forest and then following ridge in north west direction.JohnW16/06/2008
Revisit. Fine bare stony summit, fine views. Late pm circuit from Glencalvie road-end, horseshoe taking in Carn Alladale, the NE top and the 557m summit. Accidentally descended to Alladale Lodge! 8pm luckily no-one about, and the Lodge seemed empty.RHW03/05/2008
I asked at Alladale Lodge where there would be shooting today. I didn't mind which hills I did. I was told that there would be shooting on all the hills but I could have a nice walk up Strath Cuileannach past Croick church or go up to Loch an Tuill Riabhaich and over to the church. I decided to do his suggestion but divert to the top of this hill on the way over.Alan Moore21/09/2005
from S top. a section of all stones and another of clinging moss on stones and final stepped section typical of high altitude prevailing wind/snow with stones at top of each step up. To top at 13.00. Strong NW wind. Square trig with no FB plate built in.arranc26/06/2005
Self Long dayfergie26/05/2003
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine bare stony summit. croik 454914, FB 431934, direct ascent RHW25/07/2000
Round of Carn a'Choin Deirg, Badach Mor, Carn Ban and Meall a'Chaorainn from Alladale Lodge.Eddie11/06/1996
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