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Glas Tulaichean & Carn an Righ
Quick Facts
This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route.
Total Ascent
1180 m

An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent.

Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. They can also add a fixed time period for stoppages.

Route Time
7.5 hrs
The horizontal distance of the route.
Route Distance
26.54 km

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A brief summary of this route.

Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route.

Relatively long route on mixed terrain, from boggy glens up grass slopes to rocky tops.

Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services.

We then give directions from that location to the route start. Your approach route may differ.

 Travel Information

Head to: Spittal of Glenshee

At Spittal of Glenshee (A93) park to commence route.

Route Waypoint Map

The total ascent is 1,180 metres. Allow 7.5 hours to complete this 26.54 km route.

In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk.

The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area.

Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass.

The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers.

Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility.

 Route Information
Waypoint Detail
  Start at Spittal of Glenshee
  NO10847002 Distance
340 m
Follow road on south bank of river NW to bridge over Glen Lochsie Burn
NO09317108 Distance
1.99 km
355 m
Cross to north of burn and continue NW on old railway track past Glenlochsie Farm to old rail bridge
NO07507209 Distance
2.41 km
455 m
Ascend NNW to summit of Creag Bhreac
NO06997364 Distance
1.74 km
802 m
Follow ridge NNW
NO06757489 Distance
1.33 km
824 m
Continue on ridge NW to Glas Tuliachan summit
NO05107600 Distance
2.11 km
1051 m
Descend NNE on ridge
NO05387639 Distance
0.49 km
970 m
Descend NW to join path
NO04997735 Distance
1.12 km
755 m
Follow path W
NO03867719 Distance
1.24 km
775 m
Where path turns N, ascend W to summit of Carn an Righ
NO02867725 Distance
1.02 km
1029 m
Descend E to path
NO03867719 Distance
1.02 km
775 m
Continue E on path
NO04997735 Distance
1.24 km
755 m
Bear SE into Glas Choire Bheag
NO05787735 Distance
0.79 km
797 m
Head through Glas Choire Beag to road in Gleann Taitneach
NO07447623 Distance
2.21 km
500 m
Continue SE on road
NO08637444 Distance
2.27 km
430 m
Follow road SSE towards Dalmunzie House
NO09097156 Distance
3.05 km
365 m
Continue SE to Spittal of Glenshee
NO10897012 Distance
2.35 km
340 m
Follow road SW to car park
  NO10847002 Distance
0.16 km
340 m

A selection of weather forecasts local to this route.

Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Cairn Bannoch
by Metcheck
Images of Glas Tulaichean & Carn an Righ
Route Area Map
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Rating & Reviews

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Written by Olav Lange on 03 Sep 2013:
Did only climb Glas Tulaichean 2 days ago. Instead of walking up the Land Rover track we walked all the way up Gleann Taitneach and past the wee waterfall and then turned left towards the summit. I think that's a better approach then going up the ugly Land Rover track.
Written by Keith Johnstone on 01 Apr 2012:
Instead of heading into Glas Choire Bheag on the return, head for Loch nan Eun and the waterfalls which are marked on the OS map. There is a path on the east side of the waterfalls and streams which has excellent views down Gleann Taitneach.
Written by Tom Gardner on 05 May 2010:
I second the advice of John Higgins. The £2 payment to Dalmunzie is well worth avoiding the total of 5 km. of tarmac, (out and back). In addition I have found the hotel staff, without exception, friendly and interested. If, as is often the case for me, you are walking alone having someone who knows where you are headed gives a little extra peace of mind.
Written by John Higgins on 04 Aug 2008:
Do yourself a favour and pay the small £2.00 parking fee at the Dalmunzie Hotel as the route is long enough, on the way back you'll be thankful you did! This is a long walk and can be arduous in bad weather. The two mountains are an easy enough climb but the ground is very boggy at Glas Choire Bheag and down the hill into Gleann Taitneach, watch out for large deep holes in the path in this area also. The views from the two mountains are stunning making the walk worthwhile.
Written by Alan Wilson on 12 Sep 2007:
Due to stalking restrictions I wound up doing this route in reverse, which turned out to be quite a good way to do it... very good paths almost all the way, except for the bit between loch nan eun & the path below man nan carn....otherwise it is straightforward walking....you could take a car up to the hotel if you ask nicely and pay £2, I did not though, as I am too cheap)
Disclaimer. The details provided above are an aid to planning an expedition, but all distances, altitudes and bearings must be considered approximate. You must navigate with the appropriate map, a compass, your navigation skills and common sense, MunroMagic.com accept no responsibility for your interpretation of our route information.
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