Name:Cruach Doir' an Raoigh
Hill number:801
Height:292m / 958ft
SMC/RHB Section:10D: Mallaig to Fort William
Topographical area:HW18 Thuilm-streap
Catchment:Ailort, Catchment Boundaries, Uamh
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NM 73478 82610
Summit feature:rock 5m S of cairn
Col:47m  NM746826  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 40
(1:25k) 390E 398W
Observations:rock is 20cm higher than base of cairn
Survey:Abney level
Change log:show changes for this hill entry
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill


Show Map

View on: Geograph  Magic  NLS

Show/hide GPS File for mountains/markers shown

Show/hide GPX File for mountains shown

Hill summit photo
(where available)
Hill portrait photo
(where available)

Click on a photo link to view photo on the hillsummits website

To contribute a summit or portrait photo for a hill
please contact the hillsummits website

N.B. Some hill summits are on private property or on land where there is no public right of way.  Permission should be sought from the landowner where access to a hill summit is through private land(*).
*For information about access rights in Scotland see the ScotWays website.
Please report via the contact page any logs you see below which describe or encourage acts of trespass.  Please quote the hill number and hill name.

Logged Descriptions  (logged by 148 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Sue from road passing over railway following path to bothy then really unpleasant ascent through high bracken on a humid damp day. Not a nice hill and difficult.Frank15/07/2023
Large lay-by at Polnish on northbound side. Good signposted path but wet in places. Leave it at high point (730829) and ascend broad grassy gulleys to ridge south of summit. Lovely view point. Back same way. Solo. My 1000th Marilyn!Dangerous Dave18/04/2023
From lay-by on A 830, by the Peanmeanach path to the shoulder, as others. Then followed a faint trail up onto the plateau and back east to the summit. Return by outward route. With RP. BC and DB turned back. A hill tougher than its lowly height would suggest. 6.6km, with 440m of ascent.Man of Kernow126/09/2022
Followed (muddy in summer) Peanmeanach path to around 130m level then struck up hill via grassy stream / gully to minor col, then headed east for 350m to top. Amazing - you don't see Loch Dubh from the road nor from the hill. Made mistake of heading more directly back to railway line - a few steep bits and contour-following.willyross11/08/2022
11k run : Peanmeanach via Cruach Doir’ an Raoigh and Loch Doire a’ Gherrain.quadbarrel14/04/2022
Trip to the Ardnish peninsula, we stayed Saturday night in the Peanmeanach Bothy, no longer an open bothy, has to be booked. Always good fun catching out with Karl, Ian, Smithy and Dan. On Sunday during the walk out Dan and I bagged the Marilyn of Cruach Doir'an Raoigh (292m). Left the high point on the path roughly 150m contour, then headed east north east along the undulatingridge to the summit. Descended via a break in the crags down steep heathery slopes to the path, at the Vegan cairn (theres a stone on it encouraging lifestyle choices). I stopped off at the nearby Prince's Cairn on the way home. This is where Bonnie Prince Charlie abandoned Scotland after the failed 1745 rebellion. (The time shown is a guess, from when we left the high point of the path to the bothy, to when we retuned to the cars.)chillyman810/10/2021
Good path in from the road Earlyish starting 8am just hoping it wont rain and fortunately it didn't and I climbed the path till it flattened out about 150m and then went back across gentle terrain to the summit. excellent. Little tiny rowan growing in the summit cairn was rather sweet.vegibagger08/10/2021
#674 Direct ascent from the path to the north.tim74714/05/2021
The Eastern ridge of Ardnish from Polnish to Peanmeanach.sclater18/03/2020
From Polnish to summit of path to Peanmeanach, then up west ridge. Back directly via Allt Camas an Raoigh.Winterfloodian04/10/2019
Not the quick bag it may at first seem. From layby at start of RoW to Peanmeanach, NM742836. To minimise toody blussock grass, followed path to high point at about NM727829, then up easy angled tough grass to ridge line, then E to top. Tried to descend directly to bridge over railway - inadvisable, as most lines end in a steep drop off. Had to work about 300m E of top, before could see 'safe' line all the way down.Isbjorn16/06/2019
Just to be different, I parked off the road just past the bridge over the railway, walked back 100m or so, and got over the ruined fence. Deer tracks lead easily across the moor to the base of the hill, and then it's easy to get onto a grassy rake and more deer tracks onto the ridge. An ATV track leads up to the summit plateau, then a short stroll to the rocky summit. Fine views of the Small Isles. A good route, no need to take the tourist path.Gill09/05/2019
Had been out to Sloch to bag the OS bolt and took in this summit on the way back. Great wee summit.BigJ07/05/2019
MC Alone. From A830 Peanmeanach track. Straight up and down.Martin6604/01/2019
Unmapped track leads directly off from layby (NM 7423 8346). Crosses rly line on an old footbridge, then a stream on 2 planks, after which I headed directly up the hill, bit of zig-zagging involved to avoid some rock faces, but some scrambling also. Nice route.jonglew28/12/2018
From main road Layby above Polnish. Taking the Bothy path over railway to a high point, then striking up a vague ridge to the east side of the Lochan and waterfall, curving round to summit. Easy going. Headed into Moidart for another little Hill.N.Morters10/10/2018
Was supposed to be an easy bonus after an early finish on the Rois-Bheinn round of three Corbetts. Parked at the large layby on the A830 above Loch Dubh. Hadn't read the reports so followed the path to 733830. Then up a fairly steep broad gully, this was hard work. Then SE to the summit. Took a much more direct line NE off to the railway bridge, a certain amount of fiddling about avoiding steep sections and clumps of trees, but preferable to the ascent.Owen B21/06/2018
1 of 4: From A830 Polnish layby.ChrisR29/05/2018
From Laggan (canoe from Roshven)raffemeister26/05/2018
8 of 9summitter24/02/2018
From the large layby on A830 followed path over railway. Continued to where path starts to descend and then up to Loch Camas Radigh. Slimy under foot. From Summit continued west to pick up path and on to Peanmeanach Bothy. Very pleasant day out.mindlessflogger20/12/2017
parked large layby path over railway then straight up after the 2 plank bridge.robertphillips02/12/2017
From the top of the Peanmeanach path - found traces of a path up to the ridge.Chris Peart22/11/2017
Wholly impractical diversion on the way into Peanmeanach for the night over difficult ground and through severe downpours for the last hour, but we got the hill bagged and that is all that counts in the end.Alex C15/06/2017
Marked path to Peanmeanach over the railway footbridge, then SW.Topographer5702/05/2017
From lay-by parking on A830, then the marked track. After Loch Dubh took the riding line to first high point then left that bearing direct up hill. Around a number of rocky turfy knolls to summit with cairn.nordicstar13/03/2016
Interesting terrain for such a small hill. A lot of frogs about.jenx13/03/2016
From layby at Polnish and then to open gtound once over railway and loch outlet. Very windy and squally hail showers so this was a lower level alternative to big hills. Could hardly stand at the top or face into the hail to take in the views which must be good. Enjoyable nonetheless.benalder28415/11/2015
Parked in the layby at Polnish and took the path to Peanmeanach. At 731830 headed up easier ground in a south easterly direction to the summit. Solo.bolton30/09/2015
From layby on A830, S of Polnish. Took a longer way up (not leaving the path until I was NW of summit) and a more direct way down - route and write-up are at:
from Layby at Polnish in mist and drizzle. Shame because it must have fine views.Thearlaichdubh03/04/2015
Solo, from Polnish. Up via path to west then cut back to summit. Down more directly to railway bridge.amswanston29/08/2014
Took a line E of Loch Camas an Raoigh and watched the Jacobite steam post below. This route may become a fight but in 2014 the vegetation was only just starting to recover from a fire. Descended using the path to Penmeanach at its highest point. It would have been worth going right down to the coast at Penmeanach and making a day of it. Lovely peninsula, sweet spot for the weather on day.pwheeler22/05/2014
From Polnish. Did not visit Peanmeanach as often have. Overcast but view. Rounsfell29/12/2013
Always have difficulty locating start of path to Peanmeanach but eventually find it. Along path and up to summit.AndrewFinnimore25/08/2013
Parked in big layby on south side of A830, from which the track starts from. The track is obvious and easy to follow all the way round the side of the hill, once clear of all the trees I picked a route up onto the top and cut back across to the summit.Columba07/08/2013
Used track to headland, typically mist came in and obscured the view and back along ridge over the summit. Recall seeing this hill widespread with fire a year ago. Lots of evidence still. Hard to believe it was so dry when the path seems to consist of endMartin R12/03/2012
Solo HFB25/07/2010
Took the path from the A830 to get up through the trees. Note the path takes a left turn not long after it enters the trees. If you miss that a smaller path takes you down to loch Beag, I found out :(. Otherwise a good hill which my 4 year old loved.garyhoney18/06/2010
nice little hill.. dodgy comming of the north face, charlie fell down a cravase!tom smith23/03/2010
Parked in lane by lay by on A 830 where road works had been finished. Lost way from signed path into swampy area past a shack, over a deer fence, railway and deep stream bed to regain path through 3' bracken. Uphill over tussock, small rocks and bracken using deer footprints to next cross ridge. More assured clamber to skyline and to top at 10.45. Loch nan Uamh in wild display. Cloud over everything at a distance.arranc23/05/2008
Reids, Dytchs, Bruntonsdonmeister18/11/2006
With two friends. From Polnish walked on footpath towards Peanmeanach Bothy. Climbed Cruach Doir’ an Raoigh on way to bothy. Others walked directly to the bothy. Much snow on the high hills. Elite Bothy Club AGM with much hilarity. It rained a lot, starting as we arrived at the bothy.pwbellarby21/12/2004
From PolnishBLACKHILL15/09/2002
On the return from Peaneamach bothy.Eddie28/07/2001
good path then rough heather hill, fine location & wide view. layby 743836 on new A830 via FP over rly RHW21/08/1999
Approx datedaviemore01/01/1984