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.

Deer Stalking information

East of Carn Mor summit, Druim a'Choire Odhair and Meall na Sroine, and approaches via Glen Pean and Glen Dessary: Glen Dessary Estate. Stalking between mid-Aug and 20 Oct. No stalking on Sundays. Access information is available at Signs are posted on the gate by the parking area at the west end of Loch Arkaig indicating where stalking is taking place and suggested routes to popular destinations.
If further information is needed, please e-mail (please allow two days for reply), or phone 01349 884111 during office hours, up to a week in advance.

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