Monadhliath Mountains

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The Monadhliath Mountains /ˌmnəˈlə/,[1] or Monadh Liath, are a range of mountains in Scotland. Monadh Liath is Scottish Gaelic, and means "grey mountains". Running in a northeast to southwest direction, the mountains lie on the western side of Strathspey, to the west of the Cairngorms and to the south east of Loch Ness. The mountains are within the Highland council area, and the south and east fringes are within the Cairngorms National Park. The high point of the range is Càrn Dearg, at 945 metres (3,100 ft), located 24 kilometres (15 mi) south of Inverness. This is one of four Munros in the Monadhliath, the others being A'Chailleach (930 metres (3,050 ft)), Geal Chàrn (926 metres (3,038 ft)), and Càrn Sgulain (920 metres (3,020 ft)). The Monadhliath Mountains are designated a Special Area of Conservation (SAC)


  1. ^ "Monadhliath Mountains". The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Columbia University Press. 2007. 

Coordinates: 57°10′N 4°00′W / 57.167°N 4.000°W / 57.167; -4.000