MUNRO CENTRAL

Carn Dearg, A' Chailleach and Carn Sgulain from Glen Banchor

15.2 miles, 996 metres of ascent
Estimated time: 6h45m
This route covers three low Munros which you would hope makes for an easier day out, unfortunately though they are spread over quite a large area; there is the option of leaving Carn Dearg for another day though. Drive to the end of the road up to Glen Banchor, there is a space to park at the end of the road. Head up the track that runs North up alongside Allt a' Chaorainn, you should walk up here as far as the are around 693017. Leave the path here and head North-West probably between two tributaries of the Allt a' Chaorainn, this takes you past a small ruin and brings you out on the A' Chailleach ridge, curve to the North as you approach the ridge and you will come out directly on the summit, you just head North-East along the summit ridge otherwise (2h30m).
Head directly North off the summit (slightly to the West of North if you prefer to reduce re-ascent), this will take you down to the Allt Cuil na Caillich. Continue on the same bearing but curve round the East slightly and this will being you out directly on the summit of Carn Sgulain (3h).
This next section will very difficult in poor visibility as you are left with a lengthy walk over an open plateau with few features. Head West and there is a very broad ridge for you to follow that takes you over many subsidiary summits before finally reaching Carn Dearg (5h
For the descent, descend to the North-West being careful to clear the line of cliffs, turn to the South to descend in to Gleann Balloch. Continue down Gleann Balloch but trun to the East to gain the shoulder between Meall na Ceardaich and Creag Liath. Descend down to Allt Fionngrigh and you will be able to pick up a path that you back to the River Calder.
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