Name:Carn Duchara
Hill number:1388
Height:491m / 1611ft
SMC/RHB Section:19A: Oban to Loch Fyne
County/UA:Argyll and Bute
Topographical area:HS01 Chapull-duchara
Catchment:Craignish, Awe, Catchment Boundaries
Watershed:Greater Loch Linnhe
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NM 89280 10267
Summit feature:turf on rock 3m W of trig point
Col:153m  NM888120  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 55
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Survey:Abney level
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Parked at bell end at Lagalochan. Upgraded entrance, and a large turning area below the cottage. Track has a locked bar across, Tilhill . One of the small streams has wiped away the culvert ( storm babete). So long legs needed ….or knees. Using 1:50 mapping, the last turn uphill does not show as obvious. Though there is a difference from track to firebreak. You will reach the burn. Choose your side and accept that you may need to jig across. I opted for SW, tho did jig across a couple of times. You will also need to RUMBA underneath the trees. It is very steep and wet. When you reach the strainer post….it continues to be steep. However i had great views as it was a cracking day. Slowly returned the same way. Thank gooodness for trekking poles.VerySlowPlodder11/11/2023
From good parking at end of track to Lagalochan. Along the grassy track to its end; a bit further through a horizontal firebreak leads to the burn and steep, wide firebreak. Up the W side until trees close in, then criss-crossing the burn until waterfalls, where the E side is easiest. Up to an open area. The main SW burn leads to a horribly steep exit from the forestry but at least there's a strainer to climb the deer fence. Up to the top on a bearing in thick mist, steep and tussocky, dodging the crags above the lochan to the S, then E to the top. Down via the minor burn (NW in descent, SE in ascent), much easier. I hate firebreaks; this one was no exception.Gill15/01/2022
Solo HFB02/11/2021
From the Loch Avich road to the North, very steep at parts. Found another option 2021, the forestry road to the East on a push bike, an easier option.DavieRuts13/02/2020
13th top of 16 on a 24km traverse from Ford to the Glenmore Country Hotel in Kilmelford, climbing Dun Dubh, Cnoc Torran, Sron na Saobhaidhe, Cruach nan Dearc, Cnoc Sgliatach, Cnoc na Moine, Creag Luaragain South top, Cruach an Eachlaich, Creag Luaragain Bheag, Creag Luaragain Mhor West top and Creag Luaragain Mhor continuing Nne to beak out of forest then direct to the Cairn on top of Cnoc Lochan Mhich Chuaraig, before heading over to this top recording 495m @ NM 89280 10262. Continuation to Creag nan Cuilean...Dazingdale10/05/2019
3/3 from ample parking at track near abandond Lagalochan cottage. As Carole to track end and continuation to forest break to open hill. One dear fence to cross before summit steepens.N.Morters23/02/2019
3of3: From Forestry Crossroads at 890121ChrisR15/09/2018
Using mapped track from NW. Once at obvious burn in wide break, NM 888 111, followed deer trod up SW side of burn.carole engel17/05/2018
From junction of road and minor track to N of hill. Route and write-up at:
Route as nordicstar.Chris Peart13/04/2017
From 890121, up the forestry track as far as its corner, then a short but steep and uncomfortable descent to the deer fence above the north bank of the Duchara Burn. Followed the fence up to 330m; the terrain is wet and uneven, the grass is long and covered in forest debris. Finally there is an open hill climb to a great viewpoint.Topographer5702/10/2016
Not the best of lines up from the crossroads I think. Better on the way back. But then it often is.jenx12/04/2016
From the minor road / forest track cross roads. Can drive 150m to locked gate. Then track to 190m and road bend then unpleasant wet, scrubby ground alongside fence with brash to contend with. Eventually pull out onto a wet col area and its diagonally up to the top. A harder peak than it looks on the map but navigation straightforward enough.nordicstar12/04/2016
as others parked at locked gate to the north track then up side of burn then fence line to the ridge.robertphillips19/06/2015
Enjoyed a generous measure of Ledaig at the summit in celebration of my 200th Marilyn and 667th trig pillar. Stunning day too with summer having finally found its way north at long last.Alex C10/06/2015
From forestry cross roads 890121 (drive in to gate), sunny, breezy, warm and good views.iangalbraith08/06/2015
Parked at x-roads of forest roads. Track to bend, the down along fire break to fence by stream. Followed this upwards, easy to avoid worst of brashings. After a slight col, cross fence and easily upwards to the summit. With Chris, Charles and Dee.Minto07/06/2015
3.30 pm with Chris Watson, Jonathan woods andDee Rogers. Bit of a slog from the road to the north up track initially then of through bit of open forest up step partly felled hillside and across mixed boggy terrain.vegibagger07/06/2015
Part of circular starting from farm at turnalt, on to Cruach na Seilcheig, down across Gleann Domhain and up through plantation firebreaks and severe gradient burns and waterfalls to Carn Duchara, before following Glen path back. My route was a merciless thigh screamer going up so advise take long way round on 'Duchara'Columba01/07/2013
With Mora, forest track from nm 890121BLACKHILL01/11/2012
Second hill today with Jim Bloomer. Take track from large parking area. Then up by edge of burn on good grass over deer fence to top.Dugswell207/06/2012
Revisit. On grass & rock summit surrounded by stones. From NW, past Lagalochan (house derelict). From E end of forest road, headed S then E to burn, then followed this (nice waterfalls) to forest edge then open hill; deer fence.RHW26/04/2009
Walked in from the north at Lagalochan.JohnW13/04/2008
Parked at Maolachy. RW suggests that this is a quite pleasant approach. On wide forest road to corner and the stream that one is supposed to follow uphill through the forest. On which bank? First 200m over a felled area, each step risking a possible twisted ankle. Then over two deer fences - one old and one new. Marginally easier on left bank through uneven rough tussock, thrashing through waist high bracken and dodging large trees that had over flown from forest. When trees got too close had to re-climb deer fence to make progress. Very steep final section and a 500' clamber on all fours on lank grass and swamp plants to top at 11.45. At car, 2 3/4 hrs for 3 miles! Ugh!arranc10/09/2004
Up through wood to Loch a'Ghille. Not easy but grand views of Scarba and Jura.Eddie12/11/2003
Date is first visit. Notes from later...interesting approach from N, fine hill. park on forest tk 890115, follow burn then open hill RHW24/06/2001
Sick Kid26/07/2020
Simon Winton27/05/2019
Dee Rogers07/06/2015
Lindsay M30/11/2014
Janet M30/11/2014
Tony S29/12/2013