Caisteal Abhail

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Caisteal Abhail is one of the four fine Arran Corbetts. Its best known feature is its east ridge with the scrambling obstacle of Ceum na Caillich or the Witches' Step. It's as jagged as a toast-rack.

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Region: Isle of Arran

Altitude: 859 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Caisteal Abhail from North Sannox

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

Other routes and challenges

A third alternative to the two routes given above is a traverse of the western Arran ridge, from North Sannox through to Glen Rosa.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

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Panoramic summit view (click to open)


Caisteal Abhail



Users' walk reports for Caisteal Abhail

There are 1011 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Caisteal Abhail. They have contributed 45 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  15/10/12  25 C3
  8/6/15  14 C4
  26/3/17  12 C3
  25/7/15  12 C4
  19/9/16  10 C3
  4/4/15  8 C4
  15/10/12  8 C3
  1/6/12  6 C2
  19/9/11  6 C1
  15/7/14  5 C4
  22/6/19  4 C3
  30/8/14  4 C4
  20/5/12  4 C2
  21/7/11  4 C3
  6/5/21  3 C2
  3/10/15  3 C4
  16/8/15  3 C4
  22/8/11  3 C4
  28/10/18  2 C1
  19/5/18  2 C3
  12/5/18  2 C3
  8/10/17  2 C1
  2/6/16  2 C1
  3/6/15  2 C4
  10/4/15  2 C3
  21/5/14  2 C1G1
  20/4/14  2 C2
  12/10/13  2 C3
  18/7/13  2 C3
  30/3/13  2 C1
  3/3/13  2 C1
  19/9/11  2 C2
  18/8/07  2 C3
  12/6/21  1 C3
  7/6/17  1 C3
  21/4/17  1 C3
  17/6/16  1 C1
  1/10/15  1 C1
  19/4/14  1 C1
  11/11/13  1 C3
  7/5/18  0 C3
  25/7/17  0 C1
  19/5/17  0 C4
  21/6/14  0 C1
  5/11/12  0 C1

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