MUNRO CENTRAL

Glen Lyon horseshoe

10.6 miles, 1246 metres of ascent
Estimated time: 5h30m
This route consists of a pleasant horseshoe taking in a total of 4 Munro's, the slopes are mostly easy angled once you're on the ridge and makes for a great day out in clear weather.
Start at the small village of Invervar, there is a small carpark there. Make your way out of the village along a track heading directly North which follows Invervar Burn. There is a forest on your left-hand side, as soon as you've cleared the forest you need to cut up to the ridge to the West. This takes you directly to the summit of Carn Gorm (2h15m). Note that by far the highpoint is the Eastern summit, there is a much lower subsidiary summit to the West, and on some maps only the Western subsidiary summit has a spotheight.
Head Northwards down the steep ridge, it will broaden as you get to the bottom and to the smaller summit of An Sgorr, head directly up the gently-angled slope ahead of you to reach the summit of Meall Garbh (3h). There are two summits on Meall Garbh, the highpoint is the Western summit, but the other summit a couple hundred metres to the East is only some 5m lower.
There is now quite a trek Eastward over open terrain to reach Carn Mairg (4h15m). There are a couple of subsidiary summits on the way and navigation could be a little tricky across here if visibility is poor!
Descend South-East to the wide open col at 690554 to head up the other side to reach the summit of Meall na Aighean (4h45m). The amount of re-ascent and distance from the col is minimal in this instance, and the highpoint is the Eastern summit; the Western summit is some 7m lower.
The easiest way to get down from here is to head Westward (over the Western summit if you like) and aim down the clear ridge over Roinn na Creige. You should reach a path at the bottom, but if you miss it, you need to aim back to the track that you originally followed up the valley in the morning.
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