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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.
814 m (2670 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.
134 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.
Cross ridge

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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  77   Dalmellington & New Galloway, Galloway Forest Park

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

Corserine is a large spreading mountain in the middle of a long ridge which runs from Coran of Portmark (623m) in the N to Little Millyea (578m) in the S and can be climbed as part of the traverse of this 13km long ridge.

Corserine lies at the intersection of five ridges. The N ridge which leads over Carlin's Cairn, Goat craigs and Meaul to Coran of Portmark has steep craggy sections on its E slopes. The S ridge known as "Rhinns of Kells" which runs over the tops, Millfire, Milldown and Meikle Millyea to Little Millyea is the normal access from the S. The S ridge is narrow and very craggy to the E.

A single broad W ridge leads over Meikle Craigtarson to the forested Little Craigtarson where a forest track gives access. Finally, the E ridge forks, the NNE branch terminating at Craignelder forms a deep corrie to its W. The ESE branch to North Gairy Top, although craggy, is the normal access from the E.

Hazards you may encounter on Corserine include
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
 Steep 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.
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Southern Uplands
by MWIS (PDF format)
Lake District
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Corserine Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Corserine.

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 Routes that include Corserine
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1010 m 17.13 km 5.5 hrs Corserine  This route to Corserine covers a wide variety of terrain and requires navigation through forest and rocky slopes. It also offers an interesting ridge walk.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Corserine

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A very cold but bright summit of Corserine on the first day of May, 2015

© Eileen Stark

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James enjoying the sunshine and views from the summit of Corserine 2/05/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Corserine Trig point 03/02/12, A cold day.


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Myself atop the trig point, 03/02/12


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Alan Puckrin
wrote on
September 7, 2014
This is a good circular walk from Forest Lodge Car Park heading up the Burnhead track first and gaining Meikle Lump after a very short boggy path to a stile from the highest point on the forestry track. After that the route is very clear over the Rhinns of Kells tops to Corserine. Carlin's Cairn is optional but worth the effort and then return back down North Gairy top (the usual ascent route). Allow about 6 hours.
Leon Mooney
wrote on
December 27, 2006
Climbed on 27/12/06 with a friend of my wife. Ascent was foggy and frosty - the path was not very obvious at times (we lost it twice but found it again). The path was even less obvious on the descent (it was snowing)and we went almost straight down to the fence and missed the stile which led back to the forest path. We followed the fence north instead of south and reached a wall - which we then worked out led back to the forest road anyway.

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