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Creag Bhalg


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.
668 m (2191 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.
149 of 222 Grahams
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.
Bag Crag

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.

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

Creag Bhalg sits mid-way between Linn of Dee and Linn of Quoich to the S of the main Cairngorm plateau.

It can be clearly seen across the River Dee when driving W from Braemar.

It has two tops, the W one being the highest.

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 Creag Bhalg

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

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

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

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 Routes that include Creag Bhalg

We currently have no routes listed for Creag Bhalg.

We are working on adding routes for all the Grahams.

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Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Creag Bhalg

 Baggers Gallery for Creag Bhalg

Hannah on Creag Bhalg with main Cairngorm plateau in background

© Richard Humble

Image by Richard Humble

Hannah(9) on summit.

© Richard Humble

Image by Richard Humble

Hannah (9) on summit of Creag Bhalg

© Richard Humble

Image by Richard Humble
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Creag Bhalg
by David McSporran

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

Richard Humble
wrote on
August 29, 2014
Gate/stile not there anymore but faint track to summit with solar panel on hillside 2/3 of way up from main track
Douglas Robertson
wrote on
December 14, 2013
At GR084908 the gate and fence to the North East which included a stile are no longer there. A fence heading west is still there.
Alan Puckrin
wrote on
November 25, 2012
Try an ascent from Clas Fhearnaig and park at Linn of Quoich, makes the outing 3-4 hours.
Graham Young
wrote on
November 9, 2009
Easy walk up a track from GR085900 via zig-zagging route to gate in the deer fence at GR084908 then continue on the right branch of the track to within 200m of the top with it's two cairns.

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