Cairnsmore of Fleet

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Region: Dumfries and Galloway

Altitude: 711 metres

Rank: 78th

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The most southerly 2000 foot summit in Scotland, the Cairnsmore of Fleet is a popular hill with several routes of ascent. These all lead up to the summit with the ruins of a bothy, a big cairn and a memorial to eight air crashes. The views over Wigton Bay are superb.

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Cairnsmore of Fleet - from the west


There are 533 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Cairnsmore of Fleet. They have contributed 17 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
  12/10/2019  7 G1
  16/07/2014  6 C2G5S1
  18/02/2013  5 G1
  05/05/2012  5 G1
  03/10/2017  4 C2G6S1
  12/05/2017  4 G5
  22/01/2017  2 G1
  23/02/2012  2 G1
  13/02/2016  1 G1
  13/12/2015  1 G2
  23/11/2016  0 G1
  13/03/2016  0 G1
  04/10/2015  0 G1
  06/06/2014  0 G1
  28/04/2013  0 G1
  22/02/2012  0 G1
  30/07/2009  0 G1

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