Cioch na h-Oighe, Cir Mhor and Caisteal Abhail: the Sannox Horseshoe

This classic but very challenging route makes a circuit of the mountains surrounding Glen Sannox. Ascending via a classic scramble up Cioch na h-Oighe, the route descends loose ground to the Saddle before an extremely steep climb up to the dramatic peak of Cir Mhor. The route then crosses the granite tors of Caisteal Abhail before further scrambling leads down to the Witches' Step, which is bypassed before the final section of ridge and return across the moor.

Terrain

Very challenging, with a good deal of scrambling and also loose rock on many sections. Careful navigation essential.

Public Transport

Bus to Sannox

Arran Estate Estate Deer Stalking

Stalking takes place on Arran Estate during the red deer stag season on a number of days between 08/09/2014 and 20/10/2014

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Start

Large carpark by the Sannox Burn bridge. Map and directions.

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