Name:Carn Dearg
Hill number:621
Height:945.7m / 3103ft
SMC/RHB Section:09B: Glen Albyn and the Monadh Liath
Topographical area:HM03 Carndearg-chailleach
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain,
Murdo, Yeaman
Grid ref:NH 63570 02388
Summit feature:cairn
Col:355m  NN410941  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 35
(1:25k) OL56 402
Survey:Leica RX1250
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 767 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Clockwise circuit of the Monadhliath Munros: Carn Dearg, Carn Sgulain & A' Chailleachgeoffh1201/05/2024
From Glen Banchor west. Then NW up boggy track in rain before ascending grassy ramp to col north of Carn Dearg. Exceptionally windy on ridge, so didnt go south to the MT. Continued in lessening wind with great views, easy terrain, north along ridge over various tops to Carn Sgulain. With the Walkers.Denise 06/10/2023
Parked at the end of the public road in Glen Banchor. Carn Dearg, Carn Ban, Carn Ballach SW Top, Carn Ballach NE Top, Meall a'Bhothain, Carn Sgulain W Top, Carn Sgulain, A'Chailleach, Geal Charn. Very wet underfoot and gale force winds initially on Carn Dearg (hat blown over the cliffs) but easing later with cloud lifting. With Gillian and Denise.richard6906/10/2023
Parked at the end of Glen Road then followed the track all the way to the grouse butts in Gleann Ballach. Once the Allt Fionndrigh was crossed on a rickety bridge the track became extremely wet!. From the butts found a small path that led to the summit, the path managed to avoid the worst parts of the bog. Route back the same but went over Creag Liath.garyhoney21/08/2023
A lollipop route from the car parking area at the end of the Glen Road, Newtonmore on a lovely warm day - but plagued by insects (it was flying ant day; spent most of the outing with them crawling over me). Route and write-up at:
Shorts and shades trek with Nand & Beth. Muggy start to Carn dearg, lots of sun for next two Munrosainzwils24/06/2023
Straight from the SE top along path, windy, straight down to next bealachTrantham Clan22/05/2023
Fine day doing the circuit with tops in sunshine from Glen Banchor car parkPDuncan8213/05/2023
a long dull slog up the valley and a bit of a nondescript summitemily03/02/2023
Carn Ban, Carn Dearg, Carn Dearg SE Top, Carn Balloch, Meall a' Bhothain, Carn Sgulain West Top, Carn Sgulain and A' ChailleachJasonStark16/10/2022
Glen Banchor car park - Carn Dearg - Carn Ban - Carn Ballach - Carn Ballach NE Top - Meall a Bhothain - Carn Sgulain - A Chailleach - Geal Charn, Creag na h-Iolaire - Glen Banchor.Mark Jackson19/08/2022
W Malky on overcast day, summit in clag. From Glenballoch P, past Dalballoch up to Loch Dubh, then up W to ridge. Onwards to Creag Liath (743m). Rounsfell23/07/2022
Dry, overcast, mild, mostly light winds; this is usually a good belvedere but light mist just touching summit today.NorfolkPT2116/07/2022
loop from the cp, 27km in 6 hrs with 992m of ascent, taking in Carn Dearg and SE top, Carn Ban, Carn Ballach SW and NE top, Meall a Bhothian, Carn Sgulian west top, Carn Sgulian and a'chailleachNicky C12/06/2022
Solo round of Càrn Dearg, Càrn Sgulain and A'Chailleach from parking spot in Glen Banchor. 7.15am start with headtorch. Circuit clockwise to get the long walk in out of the way, Quite a lot of bog encountered befoer the 250m pull up to the top of Càrn Dearg. Less bog up on the plateau, sometimes squelchy sections of peat, and sometimes frozen, with the occasional patch of icy snow to circumvent, so it was slow going at times. Dry weather, but bitterly cold wind up top. Long plod over the plateau before arriving at Carn Sgulain - there was a group of 3 ladies at the summit, so I said hello, but has no plans to stop at the top, so tapped the summit and headed over to A' Chailleach before the long descent. 7h 9min time.mproudfoot15/01/2022
Good day out with Brian and Grant, very wet and bogy but weather turned out good.Kevthecat15/11/2021
BIGGEST BOG FEST EVERsupermario15/11/2021
From Newtonmore - A'Chaileach, Carn Sgulain, Carn Dearg. With Sue, Jack and Ellie. Post GMC trip.Geoff Briggs09/11/2021
With Jack, Sue, Geoff Post-GMC trip (Roybridge)fellie09/11/2021
Meall na Ceardaich, Carn Ban, Carn Dearg, Carn Dearg SE Top, Carn Macoulkeithouk27/08/2021
Solo. 31km. Ascended via Creag na h-Iolaire to A' Chailleach, then across to Carn Sgulain, down ridge via all summits to Carn Dearg and then Carn Macoul on descent. Returned via Glen Banchor to parking. Fairly still, clear on all summits, sun at times. 9 hours.meltdiceburg18/07/2021
The 3 Monadh Liath Munros - Walkhighlands routehummusg23/06/2021
did the group of three- wet and windy!younggl14/06/2021
Round off three Munros and the various tops. Total distance 28km and ascent of 1350mPilotralph 30/05/2021
Long circuit - coming in from the back - supposed to be on tracks - mainly on bog & heather. Windy - not warm - summer is over. Clare needing 8000 steps to finish challenge - over 44,000 by end of day. A lot of bog hopping.Scmccabe 26/09/2020
6 of 6: From Sneachdach Slinnean. With Karen.ChrisR24/09/2020
Start point was the car park at NN 69287 99770.Followed River Calder and then turned right up the valley at Glenbanchor before ascending to Carn Dearg. Followed the ridge over Carn Ban, Carn Ballach, Carn Ballach NE Top, Meall a' Bhothain, Carn Sgulain and then cut down to A'Challeach and descended to the start point after intercepting the stream Allt a Chaorainn. A great walk in great conditions.lindslow20/09/2020
Good to revisit after 21 years. With B and R.jenx08/08/2020
With Karen. Overcast but dry. Tops clear all dayHighland Days14/07/2020
Gorgeaous day, deep snow above 300m. Carn Dearg, Carn Sgulain & A'ChailleachHuwel25/02/2020
With Winnie, wintryStrathcarron29/10/2019
Circuit from car park near Glenballoch, taking in Carn Dearg and 3 Munro topsAjm031019/11/2018
B&A. Wet day, boggy bits, misty all day. With A' Chailleach & Carn Sgulain.Morning13/08/2018
With Keithchristine9928/05/2018
With ChristineKeith9925/05/2018
Andrew Dyson neil hutton21/05/2018
TGO Challenge 2018twg2717/05/2018
Keith Armour, Craig Brackenridge, Barry McGarahan First of three on a early Summers day Lovely.ian-e05/05/2018
Walked up Gleann Ballach. Crossing river higher up to avoid wading. Then up to col between Carn Macoul and Carn Dearg south top. Foggy on top and boggy everywhere else! On way back from same col headed down west into Gleann Lochain. Frozen Loch Dubh had a beautiful blue tinge. deer, hares ptarmigan and grouse.gettingonabit11/04/2018
Long hungover plod with the class of 77 after weekend at Mill CottageCapt Malbec23/09/2017
Solo. 25.5km(comma) 1000m ascent(comma) 8:50. Very windy but good vis. Fidget24/06/2017
With Tom Oldham. Standard there and back route from Glen Banchor along Allt Fionndrigh. Our fourth sensational sunny dry day. 20k 5 hours.alexmaclennan09/05/2017
Accessed from Glen Banchor- cycled the first four kilometres- which was a mistake and caused more problems. Walked up to Loch Dubh- then up the ridge between the southern Top and Carn Macoul. Over the SE Top then Carn Dearg itself, back the same way, six hours all in.chillyman806/05/2017
Revisit for the tops,ACW round of creag na h lolaire, geal charn, A chailleach, carn squlain, meall a bhothain, carn ballach, carn ban, carn dearg, carn dearg SE top,carn macoul,robertphillips17/04/2017
From Newtonmore long walk in but plenty of snowiannotts01/03/2017
C. Some snow.This Dog21/01/2017
2nd ascent , followed by Carn Dearg SE Top and onto Carn Macoul which though it doesn't have any status it gave fine views of my previous route and of the falls above Loch Dubh. As the weather was now at its best for the day I decided to return via the Graham Creag Liath.Peterb02/11/2016
Monadhliath ridge from Glen Banchor via Dalballoch to Carn Macoul, Carn Dearg, intermmediate summits to Carn Sgulain and A'Chailleach and down to Glen Banchorkdbennett02/10/2016