Creag Dubh, near Newtonmore

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Though not even a Corbett, Creag Dubh is a fine individual mountain, a wonderful viewpoint not far from Newtonmore. On its lower slopes is a celebrated rock-climber's crag. Creag Dubh is the battle-cry of Clan MacPherson and the ascent is steep and rough enough to require a few battle cries of your own.


The lower slopes of Creag Dubh are extremely rough and often steep, particularly the ascent route described. Careful navigation is needed as the hill has massive crags. Boulders, deep bracken and tough heather lower down but a rocky ridge path higher up.

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Parking area near Lochan Ulvie. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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