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Creag Uchdag


Quick Facts
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.
879 m (2883 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.
51 of 222 Corbetts
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.
Crag of hollows

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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  51   Loch Tay & Glen Dochart

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

The N slopes of Creag Uchdag rise gently from the shores of Loch Tay to the summit of Meall nan Oighreag (823m). From here a broad ridge runs S to Creag Uchdag were it turns SE and descends to Creag Tharsuinn overlooking InverGeldie in Glen Lednock. The SW slopes fall steeply to the Loch Lednock Reservoir.

An ascent is possible from the N on easy slopes or from the S on more complex terrain. There are many steep and or craggy slopes so careful navigation is required.

Hazards you may encounter on Creag Uchdag include
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
Beinn Ghlas
by Metcheck
Creag Uchdag Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Creag Uchdag.

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 Routes that include Creag Uchdag
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 847 m 12.34 km 4 hrs Creag Uchdag  Easy route from the N but the summit lies on edge of steep rocky slopes. Steeper descent. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Creag Uchdag

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Kevin and his wife Elaine, Bunny and wife Ruth and myself and son Gary on summit Creag Uchdag. a superb day with family and freens doing our last Corbett. and the onto Callander for a big party Thanks to all that walked the walk and drank the drink cheers

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Myself at summit of Creag Uchdag with Lawers Group mountains in the background 14/06/2014.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at summit trig of Creag Uchdag on a warm sunny day. 14/06/2014

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Trip point and myself, Creag Uchdag 20/07/12


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Leon Mooney
wrote on
April 5, 2009
Climbed on 5/4/09 from Ardeonaig. I could not see the mapped path on my ascent (apparently it goes through the farm) and so headed up Creag Liath. I followed the fence and its accompanying track, contoured round Meall nan Oighreag and over the many peat hags to the summit. A trickier hill than it appears, but a decent day out. On my return whilst passing the farm, the owner met me and gave me some beer and cake from the family-do that was taking place - much appreciated!
Hilary Neilson
wrote on
March 3, 2008
Approached from the south after parking below the Lednock Dam, very pleasant walk along the loch to a circular sheep enclosure, then directly north all the way up, was lucky with a clear day, fabulous view of the North face of Ben Lui from this mountain.

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