Monadh Liath

This group runs in a line along the north side of the A86 Laggan side road.

The honey pot is Creag Meagaidh and rightly so, in the middle of the five munros at the west end which form a more or less continuous high level ridge. This group is often called the Meagaidh group rather than part of the Monadh Liath .There is a big car park for the most common access route into Coire Ardair where there is excellent summer rock or winter ice climbing. Walkers or skiers can use the window route to gain the plateau. Traverses can be done east and west and it is very suitable for ski touring, picking up as many or few summits as energy or desire permits combining with other obvious access/exit points along the A86. Whatever route is constructed through this interesting collection of Munros, a good day with extensive views is bound to be achieved.

Sitting somewhat separately near to Laggan village is (yet another) Geal Charn. This makes a pleasant day and can be helped by using a bike to Glen Markie. The remaining group of three at the east end and to the North of Newtonmore can be grouped into a big horseshoe without too much height loss. These are what I think of as the real Monadh Liath hills. They are quite remote so a bicycle is also useful here up the track along the Allt Fionndrigh. This group is also very suitable for ski touring on the extensive high elevation ridges connecting the munros. On return from the hills its worth making use of the tea shops or other hostelries in Newtonmore.

MUNROS IN Monadh Liath
A Chailleach ( Monadh Liath)
Beinn a Chaorainn (Monadh Liath)
Beinn Teallach
Carn Dearg ( Monadh Liath)
Carn Liath (Monadh Liath)
Carn Sgulain
Creag Meagaidh
Geal Charn (Monadh Liath)
Stob Poite Coire Ardair
Monadh Liath Area Map
45.8 km Ardlui Hotel
Nr Arrochar

27.4 km Loch Leven hotel

49.6 km Crieff Armoury Self Catering


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