Gairbeinn and Corrieyairack Hill, Melgarve

Gairbheinn and Corrieyairack Hill were once regarded as Corbett twins, both having the same height on maps although the descent between them is insufficient for them to be separate Corbetts. Gairbheinn has since found to be marginally higher, but both hills together still make an enjoyable round, descending from the top of the Corrieyairack Pass.


Mostly pathless hillwalking on heather hillsides, some sections of peat bog. Final stretch is back down the Corrieyairack Pass - a track.

Public Transport

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End of minor road from Laggan. 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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