Creag Ghlas Laggan
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|Creag Ghlas Laggan|
|Elevation||444 m (1,457 ft)|
|Prominence||241 m (791 ft)|
|Parent peak||Caisteal Abhail|
|Location||Isle of Arran, Scotland|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 69|
Creag Ghlas Laggan (also known as Fionn Bhealach) is a hill on the Isle of Arran in south-western Scotland. It is the highest point of the seven-mile-long ridge of land that runs north-west to south-east between the A841 road and the Sound of Bute in the north-eastern part of the island. It is classed as a Marilyn (a hill with topographic prominence of at least 150m).
The best way up in terms of scenery is to follow the well-trodden and easily graded path from Lochranza to Bearradh Tom a' Muidhe at grid ref 962508, and strike south-east up the ridge from there. The shortest way up is a straight line from the parking area at Boguillie at grid ref 973483.
The hill has a remarkable variety of geology. On its north-western slopes is the famous Hutton's Unconformity in the Dalradian metasediments. On the north-east shore can be found Carboniferous limestone and Permian desert deposits. At the south-eastern end is some Devonian Old Red Sandstone.