Name:Carn nam Bad
Hill number:951
Height:458.1m / 1503ft
SMC/RHB Section:12B: Killilan to Inverness
County/UA:Highland
Topographical area:HW12 Chraileag-mhonaidh
Catchment:Beauly, Catchment Boundaries, Ness
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Y)
Grid ref:NH 40174 33913
Summit feature:northerly cairn on rock
Drop:212m
Col:246m  NH500336  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 26
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Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 156 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at track end about 373323. Through 39687-34012 gate. Up via 39808-33768 to ridge. On descent went W short distance to avoid crags then direct to gate.duchally21/03/2024
Pretty much same route as everyone else. Gate in deer fence at 397 340.colazione22/08/2023
Parked at end of track about 1/2 mile west of Millness. Walked back along main road to locked gate and stile. Over stile and up track through woodland at first and then onto hillside. Some deforestation has been carried out on east side of track. Left track at highest point and climbed over new deer fence at strainer post then up onto open hillside, under pylon line and then up steeper slopes to summit area. On way down I came back to track further east, almost in line with end of Loch Carn nam Badan where there was a large gate in the new deer fence which might be a better point to access the hill if you don't fancy climbing a high deer fence.Jossker16/08/2023
With Luna on my new bikeBigNick04/03/2023
SOLOdonmeister09/10/2022
The usual way from the A831. Nice summit. Met a fellow bagger and dog from the Black Isle on the way down.Jon F11/07/2021
2 of 5: From Meall Cluainidh. With Karen.ChrisR09/12/2020
Same route as JulieB. Scorching hot on the summit. Even managed to find a pivot bench mark. Delighted.BigJ17/09/2020
Parked in the 1 car parking space nearly opposite the start. Over the stile and up the pylon track to the highest point. Then took off in the direction of the fence, making my way upwards on grassy bits between the heather to the first cairn, then along the ridge to the summit. For a bit of variety on the descent continued about 400m along the ridge to where there is a short steep drop down into a valley. Followed the valley down on animal tracks most of the way to pick up the track by the loch. Uphill along the track back to where the upward route took off and then back down the pylon track. 5.8 miles, 2.5hrs including photo stops etc.JulieB01/08/2020
Parked in same spot as Gill - one car only. Walked forest road until just past highest point . From there easy climb through shortish heather. Also took in Meall Cluainidh which was just off road.garyhoney19/07/2020
soloVerySlowPlodder06/11/2019
In rain and some wind, some sunny spells, with Jackie & Malky. (Slow because of J injury) Rounsfell27/10/2019
From Millness, with Ellie dog.BLACKHILL12/09/2019
Nae Bad at all.summitter14/04/2019
First day out in new year break. Straightforward route following pylon track to high point then animal tracks to summit.Crumblie229/12/2018
If I was to do this again I would walk up the estate road until about 200m from Loch Carn Nan Baden. Then just go straight up to the summit. However my route up was on the road, then the pylon track and through the Heather over to the top. It was fine and Carn nam Bad isnít bad at all as the view is lovely.elizyanne28/05/2018
A nice hill, perfectly designed for loafing in the sun enjoying the splendid views. Shame about the tedious walk up the forestry track and the Beauly Denny power line. Other notes: There's a decent parking space about 200 m up the road in the Cannich direction on the left. The entrance to Mellness house and the logging road has got a stile, and all other gates can be opened.Gill08/04/2018
tickchazzyboy1913/03/2018
Heathergarbo110320/02/2018
SoloBlisco01/01/2018
From Millness, small space to park opposite track. Frollowed track to near summit then quick up and return, both cairns visited. Shame about the new pylons...N.Morters01/05/2017
From Meltness, also ran up Meall Cluainidh.NormanW14/04/2017
Up the track, down the pylons. 64 mins round trip, jogging where I could.AndyS28/12/2016
Per Nordicsar but unless you cycled I am not sure how you got in and out in 90 minutes.Topographer5719/09/2016
From A831 at Milness Cottage.ChrisR31/05/2016
Pretty much up the pylon route. Someone has planted rhododendrons along the track. Why?jenx21/03/2016
With Jenx, parked on road near Millness (entrance to riding school). Over stile by the fortress gate and followed track NE. Service road for pylons now gone, so stick with forest track, gets you to the near point from where its possible to easily scale the hill. In and back inside 90 mins.nordicstar21/03/2016
Parked on the verge outside the Deer Centre. A 5 mile walk taking around 2 hours 10 minutes in glorious sunshine. Solo. The pylons now spoil the vista.bolton13/02/2016
Made use of the new track created along the pylon route. Good views to the Northwest from the summit.Peterb23/12/2015
KeithByTheC19/08/2015
Sunny day. Parked in a spot on the road up the road from the entrance of the gate. Lots of pylons.with Peter Dawestallblond14/06/2015
A simple Marylin on our rest day.nickywood112/06/2015
from millness on good tracks.robertphillips04/04/2015
Walk up new track from road at Millness, Dry day limited viewsNozzer19/03/2015
Parked Millness. Security guard looked intimidating but allowed me through. Up track to summit and more direct route back next to pylons.AndrewFinnimore26/04/2014
Walked up from Millness. Newly upgraded track on Beauly-Denny power line development.Almanac05/04/2014
Bad and getting worse! Followed the roads NE that are being used for the construction of the phylons on a damp and misty day. A walk recommended to be done in thick fog.mindlessflogger21/12/2012
FJB HFB29/12/2011
CraigW19/11/2011
From Milness. Sunny spells, good viewsiangalbraith13/04/2010
Parked on verge near Millness. Over 2 deer fence stiles, through forest to a third locked gate needing a climb over. To top of track clear of forest and uphill over rough moor and into 12inch heather - heavy going - used deer tracks to reach a fence on ridge, turned left and to top at 10.45. No view - mist.arranc04/07/2006
Late afternoon ascent from Millness.JohnW14/06/2006
RHW25/06/2002
Out and back from N of Millness.Eddie05/12/1999
highlandrock28/03/2024
NickF30/12/2023
alanm01/12/2023
assynt_bob26/11/2023
danpquinn25/11/2023
Tricky01/05/2023