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Cir Mhor & Fionn Choire

Cir Mhor is THE iconic peak of Arran, sometimes known as Arran’s Matterhorn, with good reason. It is the lowest of Arran’s four Corbetts, but don’t let that fool you!

 | Overview


Highest Point Gained
799m - Cir Mhor

Total Ascent

Walk Duration

Rough mountain paths, steep ascents and descents with loose gravelly rock underfoot. Head for heights required for Cir Mhor’s lofty summit.

Technical Rating
Easy scrambling, elements of exposure, some rough terrain.

Endurance Rating
Sustained steep ascents and descents, long-distance, stamina required, suitable for fit walkers. Have you had recent experience of walking for 6-8 hours? Have you recently walked up (and down) a mountain of over 1000m (3000ft) in height without physical distress? Do you regularly play an aerobic sport pretty much every week? If your answer is "No", we'd guess you'd be happier doing a walk rated a level lower than the one you’ve just read! As noted previously, we're into FUN so we don't want you to miss out by overdoing it.


Monday 17 May 2021

Meeting Time

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Meeting Place

Glen Rosa (exact location will be confirmed upon booking)

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 | Walk description

The walk starts gently with a height gain of 150m over 5km up Glen Rosa, possibly imbuing a false sense of security in respect of the next couple of kilometres climbing 630m! Heading up to The Saddle at the head of the glen there is a chance of spotting mountain wildlife. From The Saddle a much sterner climb gains the top of Cir Mhor and fabulous views down both Glens Rosa & Sannox. From the summit, the route descends to the Bealach with A’Chir and thence down in to Fionn Choire and the opposite views of Glen Rosa back to the start.

Route Profile

 | Advised Kit List

Essential hill gear

  • NO jeans – anyone wearing jeans will not be allowed to start the walk, and no refund will be possible
  • Stout hill walking boots
  • Appropriate walking trousers, top layers and fleece – preferably no cotton layers
  • Waterproof (not showerproof) trousers
  • Waterproof (not showerproof) jacket
  • Spare layers
  • Woollen or fleece hat
  • Gloves
  • Packed lunch and drink - please consider the use of re-useable water bottles and food wrapping.
  • Any personal medicines

Other recommended kit

  • Sun cream and insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Spare socks
  • Blister plasters

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