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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.
865 m (2837 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.
69 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.
Combination of crags

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
  44   Ballater, Glen Clova & surrounding area

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

Conachcraig has three tops, the summit in the S, a unnamed mid top (850m) and Caisteal na Caillich (862m) in the N. In addition, a single ridge runs E to Carn an Daimh (617m) and a few rocky outcrops occur on the N slopes of this ridge.

Conachcraig is otherwise a rounded hill with mostly easy slopes. It can be ascended from the E via the ridge or from the S via the track to Lochnagar (Munro).

Hazards you may encounter on Conachcraig include
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
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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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Conachcraig Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Conachcraig.

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 Routes that include Conachcraig
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 562 m 11.03 km 3.5 hrs Conachcraig  Good approach roads and an easy route over three tops.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Conachcraig

 Baggers Gallery for Conachcraig

Kevin, me summit Conachcraig 29/05/10, then went on to Morven

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Poppy & Myself At The Summit

© Ethel Jessett

Image by Ethel Jessett

Shirley on the summit of Conachcraig 1st March 2009

© Colin Barclay

Image by Colin Barclay

Graham at top of Conachcraig, Easter Saturday 2007.

© Graham & Joanne Bullen

Image by Graham & Joanne Bullen
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Post a few words about Conachcraig or read what others have had to say.

Graham Scott
wrote on
February 16, 2008
I disagree! On a fine sunny, dry day this is a glorious hill. I ascended from the Lochnagar junction to the west and descended due South to hit the track at the ford. Easy going over short cropped heather made it a pleasure to walk on and the views were great.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
October 9, 2006
This hill is so over-shadowed by neighbouring Lochnagar its embarrasing. A short-lived up-and-down from the path to the south is the easiest route. A slightly different perspective on the Royal mountain is about all its got going for it. Giving it the benefit of the doubt, perhaps exploration of its northern slopes is the key to appreciating this hill, or a combination with a stroll past the falls in Glen Muick.

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