The Sow of Atholl

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The Sow of Atholl is divided from the other Drumochter mountains by a low bealach and thus this steep-sided block of moorland has Corbett status. It is often climbed in combination with the neighbouring Munros, but an easier short day is the ascent from Dalnapsidal.

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Region: Perthshire

Altitude: 803 metres

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Detailed route description and map

The Sow of Atholl, from Dalnaspidal Lodge

Other routes and challenges

The ascent being short, it is straightforward to add the ascent of the Meall na Leitreach to the day.

The Sow can also be done as a prelude to neighbouring Munro Sgairneach Mhor and its neighbours.

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Panoramic summit view (click to open)

Users' walk reports for The Sow of Atholl

There are 945 Walkhighlanders who have climbed The Sow of Atholl. They have contributed 29 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.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  10/12/2011  19 M4C1
  11/11/2018  8 M7C1S2
  27/09/2012  8 M4C1
  17/05/2018  6 C4G1
  28/01/2012  5 M2C1
  05/04/2017  4 M4C1
  01/12/2013  4 M5C1
  28/05/2011  4 M7C1
  29/12/2013  3 C1
  16/06/2013  3 M2C1
  02/12/2012  3 C2
  21/10/2018  2 C2
  16/10/2018  2 C4G1
  16/10/2015  2 M3C2
  18/04/2015  2 M2C1
  31/10/2014  1 C2
  06/06/2013  1 M4C1
  27/03/2013  1 M1C1
  28/11/2009  1 M4C1
  18/08/2009  1 M4C1
  30/08/2020  0 M4C1
  12/05/2016  0 C2
  09/08/2015  0 C1
  08/11/2013  0 C1
  24/06/2013  0 M4C1
  04/07/2012  0 M7C1
  22/08/2011  0 M1C2
  29/01/2011  0 M2C1
  20/12/2009  0 M2C1

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