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Cam Chreag [Glen Lyon]


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.
862 m (2828 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.
73 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.
Crooked 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.

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.

Cam Chreag is an elongated hill with three long ridges running N towards Cross Craigs (747m), S to Creagan nan Gobhar (629m) and SE turning E to Ben Meggernie (662m).

Cam Chreag is generally a hill of gentle slopes, although the eastern slopes are steeper and quite craggy. All three ridges are decorated with rocky outcrops, but offer possible ascent routes, however, the presence of a vehicle track into Coire Odhar makes the SE ridge the preferred route.

Hazards you may encounter on Cam Chreag [Glen Lyon] include
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Cam Chreag [Glen Lyon].

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 Routes that include Cam Chreag [Glen Lyon]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 719 m 12.96 km 4 hrs Cam Chreag [Glen Lyon]  An easy approach on hill track followed by a short steep ascent. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Cam Chreag [Glen Lyon]

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James enjoying the views from Summit 6/06/2014

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me at summit cairn of Cam Chreag on a beautiful day in June 2014

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me at the summit of Cam Chreag 1/5/2010

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me and Jack Summit Cam Chreag 20/03/10

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Cam Chreag [Glen Lyon]
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James Corrigan
wrote on
September 22, 2013
Start from the car park at Innerwick.Same start point for Beinn Dearg which is to the East..Initial steep pull up a wide track leads to a wooden bridge over Alt a Choire Uidhre.Further up another wooden bridge crosses this burn and it`s a continuous trudge along the wide bulldozed track to an old ruin.Just before this strike up the hill on its East face.There are crags the South but are easily avoided.Once on the ridge follow it NW to a large cairn.The journey is not inspiring but the views from the summit are the reward.

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