Name:An Cearcallach
Hill number:671
Height:993.1m / 3258ft
Parent (Ma):658  Creag Meagaidh
Parent (SMC):658  Creag Meagaidh
RHB Section:09C: Loch Lochy to Loch Laggan
Class:Simm, Munro Top, High Hills of Britain, Murdo
Grid ref:NN 42252 85373
Summit feature:tilted slab of rock c 7m E of cairn
Col:956.7m  NN 4252 8601  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 34 42
(1:25k) OL55 401
Survey:obvious summit/Leica RX1250
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Creag Meadhaidh 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
Round of the Creag Megaidh carries from Aberarder - Sron a Ghoire, Puist Coire Adair, Meall Coire Choille-rais, An Cearcallach, Creag Meagaidh, back via The WindowRockdoctor25/02/2023
Backpacking route over tops of Creag Meagaidh from nature reserve. Crossed footbidge and used ATV track as far as possible on ascent to Sron a'Choire. Continued to Creag Mhor and then Puist Coire Ardair. A traverse around Moy Corrie to climb Meall Coire Choille-rais. From here along ridge to An Cearcallach North Top and An Cearcallach. Returned along ridge then logh pull across open plateau to Creag Meagaidh, then E top and path down to The Window. Continued W to climb Carn Dearg and then Meall a' Mheanbh-chruidh. Up to this point had been mainly in cloud with glipses of crags, but the lower peaks were clear and some sunshine. Returned E to The Window and descent via Coire Ardair.RobertP24/10/2022
Creag Meaghaidh and 4 tops with Sue, Jack & EllieGeoff Briggs17/10/2022
From nature reserve car park for a round of An Cearcallach, Meall Coire Choille-rais, Puist Coire Ardair and Sron a' Choire.rhalstead12/10/2022
Solo.Jonathan Willingham18/09/2022
climbed while doing Creag Meagaidh circuitKevthecat20/04/2022
First day of an OMC meet at the Raeburn Hut north of Dalwhinnie. I parked my car at Luiblea, from where Andy Moffat gave me a lift back to Aberarder. From here I crossed the Allt Dubh and after some heather bashing, I followed a boggy ATV track up the SE slope of Sron a' Choire. There was thick mist on top, following the ridge WNW to the second Top of Puist Coire Ardair. After waiting for ten minutes for the mist to clear, I gave up and moved on. After dropping 10m, the mist burned off and the view of Creag Meaghaid plateau opened up and there were inverisons in all directions. Followed by Meall Coire Choille-rais and An Cearcallach. The descent was very steep and unpleasant but I found a track on the east side of the Moy Burn, which I raced down trying to get back to my car before sunset, 07:25hrs all in.chillyman813/11/2021
Creag Meagaidh & the 4 tops - 70s girl group? Oh the joy of pathless open moorland.Scmccabe 05/10/2020
From the Car park via the window. Circuit of Creag Meagaidh and it's tops. Down from Sron a' Choire to track via NE ridge. With Debs & Tali. Great views.Mountain Goat02/10/2020
With KarenHighland Days02/06/2020
From Moy lodge, following ATV track and then across moor to Creag na Cailliche, following ridge round to Creag Meagaidh, then SE to Meall Coire Choille-rais, S to An Cearcallach, descending directly SSE to ATV track on E side of Moy burn, back to Moy lodgekdbennett20/08/2019
Solo neil hutton14/06/2017
See Creag MegaidhPeterb08/05/2017
From Meall Coire Choille-rais. Solo.Dangerous Dave21/09/2016
park roughburn C/w round of meall bhaideanach, beinn a chaorainn far south top, beinn a chaorainn south top, beinn a chaorainn, beinn a chaorainn north top, creag meagaidh, creag meagaidh east top, an cearcallach, meall coire choille rais, puist coire ardair, creag mhor, sron a choire, down to aberarder cycled back to car at roughburn.robertphillips15/08/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac15/08/2016
And 28/11/2023chrispine10/03/2016
A fine day for top bagging - superb views, easy walking, an eagle and amazing late wild flowers. Rations supplemented with bilberries.Gill09/09/2015
AS (to CM). Aberarder to Coire Ardair, Window, Creag Meagaidh, Moy Corrie, An Cearcallach, Meall Coire Choille-rais, Allt C.C-r., Br near Moy Lodge. Fine clear wintery walk with snow on the plateau.Vin11/10/2013
3 of 7: From Creag Meagaidh.ChrisR02/03/2012
self (Creag Meaghaidh)davidsbatty01/08/2010
W Jenx, up from Moy, up over Creag na Cailliche and long spur to Meagaidh in good winter conditions, dropped down to pick up the two tops to south, descended icy slopes of An Cearcallach and burn out.nordicstar19/01/2010
CK SheilaS30/12/2008
Completed Creag Meagaidh, Carn Liath, Stob Poite Coire Ardair + 6 Tops, 22.8km, 1715m, in 7.8hrJamesSDonald28/09/2007
R Richard Tait06/09/2007
On attempt of all Munros and tops in 2007ancient brit24/06/2007
Easy walk along the grassy ridge from Meall Coire Choille-rais. yorkie22/10/2006
Solo. I left car on main road near Luiblea. Walked to the west of the minor top of Tom Bàn and steeply up to the summit of An Cearcallach. Continued to Meall Coire Choille-rais. These were two Munro tops I had wanted to reach as part of completing a second round of Munros and tops. Did a couple of Corbett tops, too.pwbellarby10/06/2006
With Jeanettedickscroop17/08/2003
With Howard Moore. Lovely day, snow on tops. Good view to S. dbb19/03/2003
a full round of all the Creag Meagaidh Munros and Munro Topslangskill15/09/2002
Long walk, hot, sunny, good views.iangalbraith16/07/2000
A Top at W end of the ridge that I'd missed doing two years before; seemed a long walk back to the Meagaidh car-park.Aye Jimmy04/05/1996
Round of Creag Meagaidh, Stob Poite Coire Ardair and Carn Liath from shore of Loch Laggan.Eddie10/07/1992
With D,P,S,G192104/07/1991
With Phil RChris Pearson19/08/1989
All Munros and Tops on Creag Meagaidh RHW09/06/1988
See Creag Meagaidhgerrybowes26/10/1987
Circuit of Creag Meagaidh Munros and Topsrjf3504/08/1986
CMRT HFB14/04/1985
Alone. A circuit of Beinn a Chaorainn and Creag Meagaidh along with various tops. From Beinn a Chaorainn, where the mist had descended, to Bealach a Bharnish where I came out of the mist for a few minutes. To Creag Meagaidh (hail storm, wind rising), continuing over Mad Megs Cairn to Meall Coire Choille-Rais. A little further SE on a rocky point the mist lifted for a superb view of Loch Laggan. Minutes later I was in mist again. To An Cearcallach. The wind was now very strong - I could hardly stand on the summit rocks. There was much cold rain as I continued to other tops and down to the road.pwbellarby21/06/1980
SJT AMS VNJWphillipsk19/08/1979
Hal & Rafe11/05/2024