Name:Carn Liath
Hill number:668
Height:1006.1m / 3301ft
Parent (Ma):658  Creag Meagaidh
SMC/RHB Section:09C: Loch Lochy to Loch Laggan
Topographical area:HM01 Meagaidh-ruadh
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Lochy, Spey
Watershed:Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Greater Loch Linnhe, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain, Murdo
Grid ref:NN 47231 90317
Summit feature:large cairn
Col:919.2m  NN 4626 9016  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 34
(1:25k) OL55 401
Survey:obvious summit/Leica RX1250
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Little snow. JB, DonBookerdddd07/03/2024
No real views, plenty deep snow, on way to Creag MeagaidhPDuncan8202/03/2024
Strong winds and driving heavy rain.Scutchamer05/02/2024
Creag Megaidh circuitDenise 09/10/2023
Parked at NNR Aberarder (free/by donation). Carn Liath, Meall an t-Snaim, Sron Coire a'Chriochairein, Stob Poite Coire Ardair E Top, Stob Poite Coire Ardair, Creag Meagaidh E Top, Mad Meg's cairn, Creag Meagaidh, An Cearcallach N Top, An Cearcallach, Meall Coire Choille rais, Puist Coire Ardair, Creag Mhor, Sron a'Choire. Bushwacking type descent east at the end to the fb over the Allt Coire Ardair. Good weather and reasonable views. With Gillian, Denise and Jacquie.richard6909/10/2023
Carn Liath, A' Bhuidheanach, Stob Coire Dubh, Meall an t-Snaim, Sron Coire a' Chriochairein, Stob Poite Coire Ardair East Top, Stob Poite Coire Ardair, Creag Meagaidh and Creag Meagaidh East Top from parking at Aberarder.JasonStark23/09/2023
Very Wet and Windy AW AJFred Windsor17/09/2023
with sofiasciuro27/08/2023
Creag Meagaidh Munros loop from the car park with Alma Aurea. Carn Liath, Meall an t-Snaim, Sron Coire a' Chriochairein, Stob Poite Coire Ardair, Creag Meagaidh. Return via window and through the valley. Generally cloudy but some sun and clear throughout. /Dmeltdiceburg03/06/2023
My 14th munro. With meltdiceburg. Parked up in the nature reserve car park and then followed Walk Highland's Creag Meagaidh Circuit route, taking in 3 munros and 2 munro tops. Generally cloudy, with occasional sunny intervals, but good visibilty throughout. Some stunning viewsAlma Aurea03/06/2023
Up the Window and back along the top in the wind.atreides788706/03/2023
With Martha from Aberarder via Coire Ardair, the window & Stob Poite Coire Ardair. Lovely sunny day, little breeze & great views. Coire Ardair always impressive. Lovely easy walking betwen the 2 peaks.Neily There01/08/2022
With Robin - stayed at Aite Cruinnichidhyounggl27/07/2022
Excellent day out with Brian Smith, great weather and cracking day out!Kevthecat20/04/2022
With Jack, Sue, Geoff Post-GMC trip (Roybridge)fellie08/11/2021
Carn Liath, Stob Coire Dubh, Stob Poite Coire Ardair. With Sue, Jack & Ellie - post GMC trip.Geoff Briggs08/11/2021
tarted at Dail na Mine CarPark. Ascent via Allt Coire Ardair following the stream, Lochan a Choire, The Window, and over 7 summits - Creag Meagaidh East Top, Creag Meagaidh, Stob Poite Coire Ardair, Stob Poite Coire Adair East Top, Sron Coire a Chriocharein, Meall on-t-Snaim and Carn Liath. Descent via Aberarder Forest.lindslow21/09/2021
21km loop over 5 hrs, taking in Carn Liath, Meall an t-Snaim, Sron Coire a'Chriochairein, Stob Poite Coire Ardair and it's east top, Creag Meagaigh and it's east top, Puist Coire Ardair, Creag Mhor, Sron a'Choire.Nicky C29/08/2021
Creag Meagaidh Munros circuit - Walkhighlands routehummusg24/08/2021
Climbed with Lorna and David on very foggy and windy day.Skerryvore17/07/2021
Circuit from National Nature Reserve car parkAjm031014/07/2021
With M. Beautiful day, warm and sunny. Wonderful views of Coire Ardair and Creag Meaghaidh. Lots of wild flowers on the way back from the east top. Much more of a path nowadays, but still quiet.douglas_easton28/06/2021
86th Munrolojzi86062122/06/2021
Early Winter - virgin snow ridge walk - another top nobody goes to. Clare and SkyeScmccabe 06/12/2020
Clockwise Creag Meagaidh circuit solo - was showing -1C when I set off from the car park, but sunny with blue skies by the time I hit the first summit (Creag Meagaidh) - total time car-to-car - 5h 54minmproudfoot07/11/2020
Solo, fair visibility. Creag Meagaidh, Stob Poite Coire Ardair & Carn Liath. Clockwise. WH routeHuwel04/09/2020
Aberarder (cycled from Tulloch station) - Carn Liath - Meall an t-Snaim - Sron Coire a Chriochairein - Stob Poite Coire Ardair E Top - Stob Poite Coire Ardair - Creag Meagaidh - Puist Coire Ardair - Creag Mhor - Sron a Choire - Aberarder.Mark Jackson20/08/2020
With D. Great day after early start post car breakdown. Round of 3 anti clockwise, finishing with swim in pool as sun came down next to ridge of corrie.Rodge15/08/2020
Solo (2nd time)vgiorgio06/08/2020
Solo, afternoon/early evening fr Aberarder, via Creag Meagaidh top & Stob PCA. Some views with well-broken cloud. Ridge had become stony at times and me a bit tired, and descent S from here was long, a bit confusing in places, path easy to lose. Na Cnapanan particularly tricky! Late finish but good day.NorfolkPT2117/07/2020
With KarenHighland Days02/06/2020
From Aberarder car park. Clockwise circuit of the three Creag Meagaidh Munros ascending through The Window.welshyboyo04/01/2020
Classic round of 3 from Aberarder.quadbarrel01/12/2019
A ridge walk from Aberarder. Up the path/stream ascending Na Cnapanan to Carn Liath, west to Meall an-t Snaim and Stob Coire a'Chriochairein, the east over A'Bhuideannach to Stob Coire Dubh. Below freezing on the ridge with swirling mists and stags roaring, especially the Glenshirra Forest. Trees in the Creag Meagaidh reserve looking beautiful, with Autumn pointillist leaves.Nick Down113/10/2019
Climbed from Aberarder car park to do the Creag Meagaidh circuit, with Carn Laith first, Stob Poite Coire Ardair then Creag Meagaidh, retuning down the Coire Ardair path from The Window. Once above Na Cnapanan, very thick mist pretty much throughout with very strong winds. Meet Richard on the summit of Carn Laith, thankfully we teamed up to do the other two in the circuit, as without his GPS I would have turned back to the car park. 07:10 hrs all in.chillyman805/10/2019
Carn Liath, Stob Poite Coire Ardair, Creag Meagaidh from Aberarder.lenman06/07/2019
From Aberarder, along tracks up to Na Cnapanan, continuing on to Carn Liath, then NE over A'Bhuidheanach to Stob Coire Dubh, returning to Carn Liath, and continuing W over Meall an t-Snaim, Sron Coire a' Chriochairean to Stob Poite Coire Ardair, descent via the Window onto tracks back to Aberarderkdbennett29/06/2019
On TGOC 2019. A fantastic long high level walk from Tulloch via Beinn a' Chaorainn, Craig Meagaidh, Stob Poite Coire Ardair and Carn Liath to a high camp approx. 1km to the NE of A' Bhuidheanach. Sunny and extremely warm!alistairpooler14/05/2019
Snowless winter meet. JB & Don. E top also done.Bookerdddd25/02/2019
With Geoffvgiorgio08/11/2018
From car park at Aberarder (NN 48301 87297) - Lochan a'Choire - The Window - Creag Meagaidh East Top - Creag Meagaidh - The Window - Stob Poite Coire Ardair - Stob Poite Coire Ardair East Top - Sron Coire a'Chriochairein - Meall an-t-Snaim - Carn Liath - Na Cnapanan. Easy path to the lochan, lots of loose scree between here and The Window.david23020113/07/2018
With Mark.Jonathan Willingham13/07/2018
Creag Meagaidh East Top, Creag Meagaidh, Stob Poite Coire Ardair, Stob Poite Coire Ardair East Top [Crom Leathad], Sron Coire a' Chriochairein, Meall an-t-Snaim and Carn Liath. Glorious day again.Alunrees3330/06/2018
Approached along ridge from Stob Poite Coire Ardair - cloud broke a little to give some spectacular views - some difficulty with steep, banked out snow around the cols - otherwise no problems encounteredwychwood07/04/2018
Debs Birthday with Phil, Talisker and BlueMountain Goat29/03/2018
From Aberarder, followed path past the farmhouse, through the Coill' a'Choire woods then up slopes to E, eventually finding a track near a line of old iron fence posts that led onto the ridge a short way NW of Na Cnapanan, then continued on to summit of Carn Liath. Turned W and followed line of ridge all the way along to Stob Poite Coire Ardair, decent to 'Window', then up on to plateau E of Carn Meagaidh and across this to the summit, returning E and SE to Puist Coire Ardair and along E ridge to Sron a' Choire, descending along Allt Bealach a' Choire to ATV track and bridge across river near Aberarderkdbennett08/10/2017
Solo effort on sunny day with cloud free summits and great views.dave neilson12/07/2017
Parked at the nature reserve and followed the path towards Coire Ardair before taking the footpath up to Carn Liath. From the summit we walked East to The Munro top of Stob Coire Dubh and then returned back over the deleted Munro top of A'Bhuideanach to Carn Liath. We then followed the regular route along the ridge to Stob Poite Coire Ardair taking in the other two Munro tops Meall an t-Snaim and Sron Coire a' Chriochairein and the deleted Munro top Stob Poite Coire Ardair East Top. We then continued on to Creag Meagaidh before returning back through the window into Coire Ardair and back along the track to the car. With Callum.Peterb26/06/2017
Solo. neil hutton14/06/2017