An Sgarsoch and Carn an Fhidhleir

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These two rounded, featureless hills are given distinction by their remoteness. In the heart of the wild country between the main Cairngorms and the Atholl ranges, few Munros can match these peaks for the feeling of solitude or open space. The day could be shortened by the use of a mountain bike on the approach.


Excellent tracks and path on approach. The hills themselves are rounded but with pathless heather and peat-bog at times. Potentially dangerous river crossings.

Public Transport

Very limited summer (Jun-Sep) bus from Braemar.


Linn of Dee car park. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Deer Stalking information

Land in Upper Geldie catchment to north of ridge: managed by National Trust for Scotland. No stalking issues.
South of ridge (Glen Tarf): Atholl Estates. Stalking between beginning of Aug and 20 Oct. No stalking on Sundays. Recorded phone message: 01796 481740. If further information is needed, please e-mail or phone 01796 481355 (office hours only).

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