Carn Mor, from Loch Arkaig

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Carn Mor is a little known peak amongst the rugged mountains just south of Knoydart, taking the form of an east-west ridge between Glen Dessary and Glen Pean. The western half is as complex and rocky as the renowned Rough Bounds; this route ascends via the east ridge, giving a rugged hillwalk with some good views.


Good track initially (a mountain bike could be used for this section), then pathless ascent up steep, boggy hillside. The ridge is mostly grassy but dotted with steep knolls and rocky outcrops.

Public Transport

None to start.


Parking area at end of public road past Loch Arkaig. 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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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