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This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
928 m (3044 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
253 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Obscure hill

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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  44   Ballater, Glen Clova & surrounding area

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

The shape of Mayar is difficult to define as it is effectively a summit on the SE edge of a high moorland plateau. Its NW slopes are consequently gentle as are the NE, for about 1km from the summit, then the ground falls away with crags overlooking Glen Doll.

There is an access route through the crags SSE of the Fee Burn waterfall. S and E of the summit the slopes are moderate to steep with some crags and to the E gentle slopes lead down to the main access path on the Shank of Drumfollow and to a narrow col connecting to Driesh.

Hazards you may encounter on Mayar include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags within 1km of summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Broad Cairn
by Metcheck
Mayar Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Mayar.

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 Routes that include Mayar
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1030 m 14.11 km 4.5 hrs Driesh and Mayar  The recommended route through Corrie Fee, with its attractive waterfall, has a steep section on grass through rocks. This is not very difficult, and avoids ascending and descending by the Shank of Drumfollow route. Generally an easy route.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Mayar

 Baggers Gallery for Mayar

Myself with Mark and Davy on top, 21/7/12...fine day!

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

myself and Karl on top, (27,3,11).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

On top of Mayar 27.10.2010

© Nick Cranendonk

Image by Nick Cranendonk

Oct09. Beautiful day with hardly a breath and the lovely rolling mountains for company.

© Bruce Donachie

Image by Bruce Donachie
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by Jan Konstmann
Mayar and Driesh
by Brian Howarth
Mayar and Driesh
by Monika Piotrowska
Mayar and Driesh
by Jason Gibson
Mayar and Driesh
by Philip McLoone
Mayar and Driesh
by Graham Gaw
Mayar and Driesh
by William Deans
Mayar and Driesh
by Douglas Mason
Driesh and Mayar
by Kenny Mcneill
Mayar and Driesh
by Brendan Waters

Post a few words about Mayar or read what others have had to say.

James Corrigan
wrote on
October 6, 2012
The first of two Munros the other being Driesh to the East.The highlight is the sudden and utterly dramatic appearance of Corrie Fee as you clear the trudge through the Forest.The climb up is mainly on a good path with a lovely waterall on Erne Crags to keep you occupied.The view back down the Glen gets ever more dramatic until it leaves view.Mayar is a plod up featureless slopes to the Cairn with and odd solitary metal fencepost at the Cairn.Driesh is well seen from here.The motorway path due East is obvious.Be warned that it is very exposed crossing to Dreish and wind chill is severe if it gets going.
Dave Smith
wrote on
March 22, 2009
Drove up Glen Clova. Walked from car park up the Corrie Fee to Mayar then over to Driesh. Descended by the Shank of Drumfollow route. Total time 4.5 hrs.
John Wilkie
wrote on
April 4, 2007
6 in a day! Started at the car park at the Glen Doll reserve, traversed up Jocks Road and climbed Tolmount, then onto Carn An Turic, Carn of Claise and finally Tom Buidhe. Sat at the cairn on Buidhe deciding what to do next an dmade the decision to avoid Jocks Road going back and traversed across to Mayar and finally Dreish. Absoluteky exhausted after the decent back to the car park but buzzing with satisfaction. Great day with my mate Steve, although weather was great there is little to make me want to go back, nothing technical here....except trying to find the unassuming 6 bumps.
Fred Mollison
wrote on
June 21, 2004
A tip on this walk is to take poles to enable a safe walk up Corrie Fee as in places this can be steep. When doing this Munro you would be as well navigating over Dreish at the same visit. For the more adventurous you could descend using a map and bearing to desent to the river and to the Glen Doll hut.

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