Creag Meagaidh, Stob Poite Coire Ardair and Carn Liath

For our second day in the Glen Roy area we chose to climb the three Munros on Creag Meagaidh. Creag Meagaidh is a big brute of a mountain, consisting of 3 Munros: Creag Meagaidh (1130m), Stob Poite Coire Ardair (1053m) and Carn Liath (1006m) and several ‘Munro-tops’. The route over the three summits is 1334 m of ascent and 20.46 km long.

The area is a NNR (National Nature Reserve, managed by Scottish National Heritage (SNH). A SNH information panel beside the path gave a bit of information on the way the reserve is being managed.

On this National Nature Reserve, SNH seeks to establish a self perpetuating native woodland WITH red deer.

To permit growth of young trees it is vital that deer numbers are controlled. This annual cull of deer is achieved on the reserve using two methods. By live capture and by selective culling between 1 July and 15 February. Trained and experienced SNH staff accomplish this task using the most practical and humane methods.

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