Name:Carn Chuinneag
Hill number:1095
Height:839m / 2753ft
SMC/RHB Section:15B: Loch Vaich to Moray Firth
Topographical area:HN08 Wyvis-chuinneag
Catchment:Cromarty, Catchment Boundaries, Dornoch
Watershed:Dornoch Firth, Inner Moray Firth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, High Hills of Britain,
Grid ref:NH 48362 83322
Summit feature:embedded boulder 4m N of trig point
Col:378m  NH431706  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 20
(1:25k) 437N
Observations:higher than highest embedded rock in wind shelter
Survey:Abney level
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A lovely easy walk from Glencalvie Lodge up the very scenic Diebidale track, then the very easy stalkers' path and stunningly easy up the final slopes to Carn Chuinneag. Unlike my last visit, the splendid views were obscured by cloud and rain so another revisit is needed. It's such a good hill...Gill231/05/2024
Biked up the track past Glencalvie Lodge, then ascended the excellent stalkers path, which gave a quick ascent. Over the west top, avoiding as many of the boulder fields on the way down. Rejoined the stalker's path at a ruined building, then followed it back and down.Rockdoctor10/05/2024
Glencalvie with bike to 472850 - 3 miles and then easily up the stalkers path with D.Dave over the west top to the summit. Headed to the NE Carn Maire and descended NNW to the bikes. Just under 11 miles and 5 hours.bolton17/02/2024
Simple walker over from the West Top with bolton.Dangerous Dave17/02/2024
With John from Glencalvie, including West top. Great track in/out and stalkers path up to near the bealach between the tops. Descended down boulder field to SW of the West top to regain path back to main track. Drizzle and clag right up to halfway down the descent, when the sun broke through. Total time 4h 36min.mproudfoot06/11/2022
Glencalvie, excellent stalkers path to summit, as others.iangalbraith04/08/2022
Cycle from Glencalvie lodge with JW and CR to stalkers path at NH473 850. On foot up the excellent path to summit. Great views from the top. Return same route before cycling up Gleann Mor to Deanich Lodge on way to Beinn a' Chaisteil.John Lee28/05/2022
Avoided any showers; delightful glen with autumn colours on the trees, excellent stalkers' path nearly to the top, very runnable. Mist and bitterly cold wind on top but pleasant down low, and glimpses of the Assynt hills from just below the top.NorfolkPT2128/10/2021
DR. Glen Calvie Lodge thro' Glen Calvie to stalkers path to Carn Chuinneag. Return over west top. Warm, fine, sunny day.Vin15/09/2021
R Surprisingly good Corbett Richard Tait11/07/2021
With: hb; From Kildermorie Lodge (courtesy of Ian Duncan), by stalkers track (V wet after heavy rain) onto Creachan an Fhiodha. Nice perched boulder and curious cairns on ridge. Across to Carn Chuinneag with blizzard on top! Nice walk back in sun.Ian Baines22/05/2021
With J from Glencalvie Lodge on a beautiful spring day. Took the more E track over higher ground and saw 2 huge herds of deer. Worked way round tracks to start of stalkers path and followed this close to W top. Over moss and loose rock to top and then easier ground to summit where there is a magnificent view in all directions. Returned by stalkers path and track down glen. Some lower slopes were covered in primroses. Some tracks were strewn with, er, potatoes... Gathering clouds soaked us in final 20 minutes.NotReallyABagger16/05/2021
From glen calvie lodge...super stalkers path virtually all the way...hils12/09/2020
Moira ColB10/09/2020
Two-day backpack: Glencalvie Lodge - An Socach - Bodach Beag - Carn Ban - Gleann Beag - camp by Crom Loch - Creag Ruadh - Carn Chuinneag - Glencalvie Lodgedavidpettit8419/08/2020
A slow ascent from the north on a hot day. Glad to have such a good stalkerís path on my first proper hill day since breaking my arm badly on New Yearís Eve.Jon F10/08/2020
detailed notes in my log booklangskill22/08/2019
2nd Repeatchalky195303/06/2019
Parked at the entrance to Glencalvie Lodge. Excellent track south, then followed the excellent zig zagging path to the bealach between the two summits. Easy from there. Return by similar route.Owen B27/04/2019
4 of 9: From the West Top.ChrisR23/04/2019
An easy ascent from the west top. Descended north-west to the track back to the lodge.Play2End22/09/2018
From Strath Rusdale cycled up track to 853507 then path most of the way to summit.Topographer5716/07/2018
From public rd near Gkencalvie Lodge. By bike to start of stalkers path at 473849. 55 mins. Ascent by good stalkers path and over 830m top - 1hr 35mins. Lunch + Descent = 1hr 25mins. Bike out = 45 mins. Total time 4hrs 40 mins. 11.75 mls ( 2 x 3.3 mls bike + 2 x 2.6 mls walk ) 2320 ft ish of ascent. Alone. Good clear weather although a bit breezy.Bobf18/06/2018
From Glencalvie Lodge, Via Beinn Tharsuinn via Abhainn Coire a Mhalagain, then east (south of glen Diebidale. To avoid passing Glencalvie Lodge - take path to waterfall and follow iron boundary fence to main track up Glen Calvie.BLACKHILL10/05/2018
Carn Chuinneag from Glencalvie Lodge. With Nathan.MorecambeMonkey09/05/2018
Parking area at NH 4644 8914. Good track to NH 4733 8494, then narrow track leads off S up the hill. Lot of snow about but track clear enough to around NH 4709 8401 when we lost it and went directly to the West top before coming over to here. On to Carn Maire. Little cloud and light breezes, lovely day. With Carole Engel.jonglew01/04/2018
Alone, staying at Sleeperzzz in Rogart.Grinner25/03/2018
Snow above 400m and 40 mph wind on top. Trig half buried.davechaffey13/11/2017
Ascended en route to MMC Tongue trip with Jon Moss. Followed WH route through lovely woodland and along the great stalkers path to top. 5 hoursalexmaclennan20/10/2017
Standard route from car park by Glencalvie Lodge. Excellent stalkers paths all over this hill. Great views to north.benalder28413/04/2017
Carn Chuinneag and adjoining hills. Very pleasant walk along Glen Calvie, then stalkers path and final bouldery climb to Carn Chuinneag West Top then across to Carn Chuinneag. On to Carn Maire, Carn an Lochan (several large rocks on summit), Carn na Gobhlaig-beithe and Carn Dubh. Descent S to join track and return along Glen Calvie. Snow flurries on the tops.RobertP01/11/2016
What a great hill. Climbed from Kildermorie, dodging the forestry work onto the old pony track. This peters out in bogs and peat hags, which are somewhat tiresome, but after that, it's a glorious easy stroll on short heather, lichen and granite gravel along a broad ridge, and then over the three tops. The views to the North are stunning, with just about every one of the hills in view all the way from Beinn Mor Coigeach round to Morven. I back tracked from the west top to the col, to pick up a long, dry, easy ridge down to the estate track along the Abhainn Glasa. As a bonus, I found Bambi lying in the grass playing dead.Gill14/06/2016
GGWC. Great views from top. Interesting history too.Maggie01/05/2016
From tent next to track to east. Round of 8 assorted Corbetts, Corbett tops and Graham tops.dickscroop18/03/2015
round of 2 carn chuinneag and carn salachaidh,cycled up from strath rusdale to base of hills.robertphillips04/10/2013
W Jenx from Calvie Lodge. Park opposite entrance and ok to walk through buildings. Follow track by river, then stalkers path from road. Massive water erosion sadly, stream most way. From end cut up through deep snow, mist and ice plus boulder fields. Gusty wind on top weather front returning. Good effort.nordicstar04/05/2013
driving hail easy path to 2450\'Am Bodach20/04/2013
With AP.douglas_easton19/07/2012
alone SheilaS06/05/2012
Got a lift back down the glen in the dark from a friendly stalker.ARM03/02/2012
MC JC. Day 1 of 5 day trip. Cycled up glen past Diebidale., Beautiful glen with lots of signs of the clearances. Great stalking path up the peak. Easy ascent. Missed all the showers. Visited Croick Church - very poignant.Martin6608/04/2010
Solo tripInvicta1402/06/2009
An unintentional repeat. I had no recollection of my original ascent and it wasn't until I logged it back home that I discovered I'd done the same walk 2 years previously.Galltywenallt30/04/2009
Alone to summit. Hazel part waySpudGunn16/05/2008
Trig revisit. Fine rocky summit with distinctive shape, dominating the day's views. 35mi route from Glencalvie, including Carn Bhren, and Chasteil, and a selection of Graham Tops, on a brilliant clear sunny day.RHW05/05/2008
From the car park to the north (Strathconnan) Galltywenallt25/04/2007