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GPS Track Details
Track length: 23.73 km
Moving time: 7:12
Average speed: 3.29 km/h
Total ascent: 1392 m
Total descent: 1393 m
Difficulty Level: 3/5 - Medium
Overall rating: 5 (21 vote(s))
  • Latitude 56.951611 Longitude -4.602722

Creag MeCreag Meagaidh is a mountain on the northern side of Glen spean in Scotland, it is the complete mountain experience, with Munro summits, an exposed whaleback ridge and ice carved gullies.
The starting point is from the Scottish Natural Heritage car park off the A86
From the wild and windswept mountain plateau to a woodland forest it feels like the Highlands have been compressed into one nature reserve.
Rare mountain plants like woolly willow and highland saxifrage battle against the elements, whilst black grouse flourish in the combination of woodland and open moorland.
Creag Meagaidh is the complete mountain experience

Creag Meagaidh is a mountain that can be found in the Highlands of Scotland. It is situated in such a way that it dominates the northern portion of Glen Spean. It has a level plateau at its peak and five ridges radiating out from it; all of these ridges gaze down into deep corries; the north-eastern face, which is where the corrie of Coire Ardair can be found, is particularly well-known for its towering cliffs. Overall, it is a mountain that is composed of many different parts. These cliffs are considered to be among the greatest in the world for ice climbing. Creag Meagaidh is a conspicuous mountain that has an elevation of 1,130 metres and stands tall in the landscape (3,710 ft).

The mountain range known as Creag Meagaidh is comprised of the peaks Stob Poite Coire Ardair and Càrn Liath. The Creag Meagaidh massif is included within the boundaries of the Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve. The reserve covers an area of 3,940 hectares, stretching from the coast of Loch Laggan to the summit plateau of Creag Meagaidh. It was reserved in 1986, and now NatureScot serves as both the owner and manager of the property. Creag Meagaidh is designated as a Special Protection Area, and in addition to that, it is home to a small population of grazing animals. As a direct consequence of this, the primordial woodland that consisted of birch, alder, willow, rowan, and oak has once again flourished. The area is used as a breeding place for a wide variety of bird species, one of which being the dotterel.


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