Carn na Saobhaidhe, via Dunmaglass

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Carn na Saobhaidhe is the highest summit on the vast, sprawling peaty moorland that makes up the northern Monadhliath. A remote place, it can be approached from Coignafearn in Strathdearn, from Garthebeg, or via a bulldozed track which reaches right to the summit from Dunmaglass as described here. The walk up the ugly track can become tedious, and a windfarm is currently being constructed east of this route which can mean heavy lorries using the track. Due to the profusion of new tracks, carefully navigation is required - gps is useful.

Terrain

Landrover track throughout - a mountain bike could be used. The track crosses a burn four times near the final section.

Public Transport

None to start.

Start

Phone box at junction on B851 at NH 607244. Map and 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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