Home   Glossary

Merrick

Corbett

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.
Altitude
843 m (2765 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.
NX42748551
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
99 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
1
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.
Meaning
Branched
 

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.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  77   Dalmellington & New Galloway, Galloway Forest Park
Only £6.29  (£13.49 Laminated) from  

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

 Description
Merrick lies in the Galloway Forest Park to the north of Glen Trool from where it is normally ascended. At 843m it is the highest peak in the park.

The summit of Merrick lies to the E and the main ridge tapers down to the W to the minor summit of Kirriemore Hill. To the N of this ridge the slopes are steep and craggy.

From the main ridge spurs run SE "Rig of the Gloon" and SW "Neive of the Spit" which links to Benyellary hill (719m) from where a path descends past Culsharg to Glen Trool.

Hazards you may encounter on Merrick include
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
 
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.
Picture Gallery for Merrick

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Southern Uplands
by MWIS (PDF format)
Lake District
by Met Office
Grasmoor
by Metcheck
Merrick Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

A selection of local accommodation options who advertise with Munromagic.com.

 Where to Stay
We currently have no
sponsored accommodation listings for this area.

The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Merrick.

Click on the route title to load the full content for that route.

 Routes that include Merrick
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1032 m 13.68 km 4.5 hrs Merrick  This route to Merrick is of moderate length covers a variety of terrain and requires navigation through rocky outcrops. A reasonable level of fitness is required.  
 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Merrick

 Baggers Gallery for Merrick

Me beside the trig point on Merrick. 11th April 2014.

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown

Summit of Merrick 23/01/12 A cold snowy day

© Elaine Mckain

Image by Elaine Mckain

Large boulder near summit of Merrick 23/01/12 My first Corbett after completing the Munros, no views as usual!

©

Image by

An absolutely superb day with fantastic views from the summit of Merrick 15/08/2011

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
View All 13 Baggers Images for Merrick
The logging section stores any entries for Merrick in your own log. From here you can
  1. Add a route log entry that includes this mountain
  2. Write a full account of your route including photos
  3. Edit an existing log entry including uploading a GPX file or add a photo
  4. Delete your log entry
 Logging
Your Route Log
You need to be a member to have a route log.
Recently Climbed By
allison mackay on 04 Dec 2017
Douglas Robertson on 10 Aug 2017
Colin Ferguson on 22 Jun 2017

If a member has uploaded a tracklog as part of their personal route log and opted to share it then it will be presented here.

You can view a members route overlayed on an online map or download the KMZ file for use in Google Earth.

 Shared Members Track Logs
 
Merrick
by Brian Howarth
Craignaw, Mullwharchar and Merrick
by David McSporran
Merrick
by David McSporran

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

 Comments
 
There are currently no comments for this Mountain.
 

A full written account of a climb submitted by our members.

You can prepare your own write up by first making an entry in your route log and then visiting the logging section above.

 Route Write-Ups
There are no Route Write-Ups submitted for Merrick
 
Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Contact Us