Càrn Dearg, Monadh Liath

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Càrn Dearg
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Slopes of Càrn Dearg, from the south-east
Highest point
Elevation 945 m (3,100 ft) [1]
Prominence 590 m (1,940 ft)
Parent peak Creag Meagaidh
Listing Munro, Marilyn
Coordinates 57°05′31″N 4°15′08″W / 57.092051°N 4.252186°W / 57.092051; -4.252186Coordinates: 57°05′31″N 4°15′08″W / 57.092051°N 4.252186°W / 57.092051; -4.252186
Translation red cairn (Gaelic)
Pronunciation Scottish Gaelic: [ˈkʰaːrˠn ˈtʲɛɾɛk]
Càrn Dearg is located in Highland
Càrn Dearg
Càrn Dearg
Location Highland, Scotland
Parent range Monadh Liath
OS grid NH635023
Topo map OS Landranger 35

Càrn Dearg is the highest peak of the Monadh Liath mountains in the Highlands of Scotland. Its eastern flanks slope steeply down into Glen Ballach, while to the north, the large plateau of the Monadh Liath extends for many miles. The nearest settlements are Newtonmore and Kingussie in the Spey valley. The rocky slopes of Carn Dearg and A' Chailleach contrast with the remainder of the Monadh Liath, which are described by Cameron McNeish as "sprawling, undistinguished affairs .[2]


  1. ^ "walkhighlands Carn Dearg (Monadhliath)". walkhighlands.co.uk. 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Cameron McNeish (2005-05-22). "Taking the high road to some dazzling lochs". Sunday Herald.