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Cairnsmore of Carsphairn
Cairnsmore of Carsphairn lies close to Carsphairn, on the A713 road from Ayr to Castle Douglas, from where a track leads onto its SW slopes.

Cairnsmore of Carsphairn is a gently rounded hill (there are some crags to the SE of the summit) surrounded by folds in its slopes that are not quite ridges.

The true ridges run S to Black Shoulder turning W to Dunool, and N to Currie Rig. Thus the main axis of this hill is N-S.

Caisteal Abhail
Arran's 4 Corbetts are sufficiently close to one another to be climbed together, but Goatfell is popular as a single peak and is described separately.

The three remaining peaks lie on a long winding ridge that starts with Beinn Nuis (792m) then goes N to Beinn Tarsuinn , Cir Mhor and finally Caisteal Abhail . Caisteal Abhail sits like a trident head at the N end of the long ridge, its three N ridges forming the prongs of the trident.

There are four main ridges, N, NW turning N over Carn Mor to Creag Dhubh, E turning NE to an un-named peak where it branches N to Creag Ghlas and NE to Suidhe Fhearghlas, and finally a short ridge runs S to Cir Mhor. All ridges have crags and rock outcrops.

The normally ascent route is from Cir Mhor.

Cam Chreag [Auch]
Cam Chreag is a compact hill with its summit at the intersection of its three ridges. The N ridge is the longest and gives a possible access route to Beinn nam Fuaran and Beinn a' Chaisteill .

The W ridge connects to Beinn Chaorach at a high col (640m), and the SE ridge terminates with crags overlooking Bealach Ghlas Leathaid which offers a route to Ben Challum . The summit of Cam Chreag is almost surrounded by rocky outcrops.

Cam Chreag is accessible from Gleann a' Chlachain to the S or Glen Coralan to the W but is usually climbed with Beinn Chaorach to the SW.

Cam Chreag [Glen Lyon]
Cam Chreag is an elongated hill with three long ridges running N towards Cross Craigs (747m), S to Creagan nan Gobhar (629m) and SE turning E to Ben Meggernie (662m).

Cam Chreag is generally a hill of gentle slopes, although the eastern slopes are steeper and quite craggy. All three ridges are decorated with rocky outcrops, but offer possible ascent routes, however, the presence of a vehicle track into Coire Odhar makes the SE ridge the preferred route.

Canisp is a rocky hill elongated SE to NW. SE of the summit there is a broad ridge forming a long slow ramp offering a very easy ascent. NW of the summit the ridge is narrow and steep and the flanks of Canisp are steep and rocky.

Due to the location of the nearest road (A837) and a footbridge over the River Loanan at Loch Awe, the SE ridge is the obvious ascent route, but a longer approach is possible from Lochinver to the NW.

Carn a' Choire Ghairbh
Carn a'Choire Ghairbh is twin peaked hill with Carn Glas Lochdarach (771m) lying 2.8km NE of the higher Carn a'Choire Ghairbh (865m). To the N and W the slopes are generally steep but to S there is a high glen and the slopes are less steep.

Paths lead from Affric Lodge onto the E slopes of Carn Glas Lochdarach and from Athnamulloch onto the NW slopes of Carn a' Choire Ghairbh. There are crags on the NE slopes but they are not an obstacle to ascent.

Carn a' Chuilinn
Carn a'Chuilinn is craggy ridge on the W margin of a high boggy plateau. Its slopes to the N, W and S are moderate to easy and ascents are possible from Glen Tarff to the S and Glen Doe to the N.

The easiest route in is on the track from Glendoe Lodge, on the B862, SSE through Glen Doe.

Carn an Fhreiceadain
Carn an Fhreiceadain is a broad rise on the SE margin of the Monadhliath Plateau. It is joined to its nearest neighbour to the E, Beinn Bhreac (843m), via a high col.

Tracks from Pitmain Lodge ascend the S ridges of both these hills making for an easy route but to the N lies feature poor moorland, so navigate with care.

Carn Ban
Carn Ban is a remote hill beyond the western end of Strathcarron. It is a broad sprawling hill with a gently rounded top yet some of its lower slopes into the surrounding glens and corries are steep and craggy. For these reasons good navigation is critical.

Approaches to Carn Ban are possible from Strathcarron to the E, Strath Vaich to the S; Inverlael on the A835 to the W on the path through Coire an Lochain Sgeririch that leads to Seana Braigh ; and finally via Strath Mulzie from Oykell Bridge on the A837 in the N.

All are long routes, but Strathcarron is possibly the best as the long E ridge of An Socach, its E neighbour, offers an easy ascent and keeps you clear of steep slopes.

Carn Chuinneag
Carn Chuinneag is a uniquely twin topped hill (the summit higher by only 8m) at the head of Glen Calvie which is to the S of Strathcarron.

A track runs from the end of the public road at Glencalvie Lodge S to the base of Carn Chuinneag then continues NE turning SE to Strath Rusdale where it again joins a public road. Carn Chuinneag can therefore be approached from either of those glens, but Glen Calvie is the shorter route.

The two peaks of Carn Chuinneag have parallel N ridges and a path ascends the N ridge of the minor peak to almost 750m making for an easy ascent.

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