Cir Mhor is the iconic peak of Arran, it dominates the skyline as it comes into view from Glen Sannox. It is 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!
Distance 15 Km
Highest Point Gained 799 m - Cir Mhor
Total Ascent 1030 m
Walk Duration 8 hrs
Terrain Rough mountain paths, steep ascents and descents with loose gravelly rock underfoot. Some scrambling required on Whin Dyke. Head for heights required for Cir Mhor’s lofty summit
Technical Rating Challenging
Endurance rating 4
Date Friday 17th May 2024
Meeting Time 9am
Meeting Place Hub
The walk starts gently on a meandering path along Glen Sannox which then reveals a short steep section at the head of the glen and some hands-on scrambling up the Whin Dyke to reach the Saddle, with fine views down Glen Rosa. The route then turns up a steep path to the summit of Cir Mhor, giving more fabulous panoramic views of Arran’s mountains. From the summit the route descends and skirts around the base of A’Chir to reach Bowman’s Pass and Consolation Tor. Next are the delightful slabs along the ridge of Beinn a’Chliabhain. From the summit the rocky path leads across a section of moorland and then down the steep Garbh Alt burn to Glen Rosa. From here a track leads to the finish by Glen Rosa campsite.
This walk is organised by the Arran Mountain Festival, a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC 052229, supported by Auchrannie Leisure Ltd.