Hills: Leathad an Taobhain and Carn Dearg Mor
Date: Friday 25th September 2009
Company: Myself and Beinn
Distance: 30km
Time: 7hrs 30mins

We arrived at the car park at the end of Glen Feshie just before 08:30 this morning. Beinn was showing off his duck.

In the car park, 1km from Auchlean:



Approaching the bridge at NN850964:

River Feshie from bridge:

Once across the bridge we stuck to the grassy track alongside the river for circa 1km. We then walked along the tarmac road for several kilometres.

Looking across the Feshie towards Mullach Clach a’Bhlair:

Rose hips:

Shaggy Ink Cap?


Scot’s Pine:

How to clean your nose:

Was quite surprised to find a number of houses along this glen.

Houses at Carnachuin:

Right of Way to Braemar and Blair Atholl:

Collapsed bridge:

Glenfeshie Lodge:

Slochd Beag:

On reaching the junction of paths, we took the right fork and at last began to gain height.

Junction of paths:

Ascending at last:

Still ascending:

On reaching Lochan an t-Sluic, Beinn went in for a paddle and a drink.

Lochan an t-Sluic:

Looking back from lochan an t-Sluic:

Looking back:

On reaching the landrover track junction at 825900 I decided to get the map out to check how far to go to the summit of Leathad an Taobhain. I was thinking perhaps 2km? The map confirmed it was at least double that.

A distant Leathad an Taobhain:

On reaching the top of Meall an Uillt Chreagaich I just about jumped out of my skin when a landrover suddenly appeared behind me. Last thing I was expecting so far from civilisation. I was expecting to be advised of stalking, but thankfully no. Just a pleasant wave from them and they were on their way.

Final ascent of Leathad an Taobhain:

Beinn at summit of Leathad an Taobhain:

Summit of Leathad an Taobhain:

Ruin at col between Leathad an Taobhain and Meall an Uillt Chreagaich:

Carn Dearg Mor:

On ascending Carn Dearg Mor, we heard some shots and around ten minutes later were met by the same landrover. Thankfully just another pleasant wave from them.

Looking back to Leathad an Taobhain from slopes of Carn Dearg Mor:

Summit of Carn Dearg Mor:

We decided to follow the ridge from Carn Dearg Mor out to Carn Dearg Beag before descending back into Glen Feshie.

Following the ridge towards Carn Dearg Beag:

Zoomed ‘Gorms:

Approaching Carn Dearg Beag:

Carn Dearg Beag Trig point:

By the time we got back to the car both Beinn and myself were knackered.
This would be a great route for cycling. It is a long way on foot.