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An Caisteal

An Caisteal, Crianlarich FK20 8RL, UK

Hill Walking

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An Caisteal


An Caisteal is a mountain in the Highlands of Scotland. It is situated in the Grampian mountains, 6 miles from Crianlarich, and has an elevation of 995 metres.

This mountain is part of a longer, 14 kilometre ridge walk that also includes Beinn a'Chroin. There is tracks and paths throughout, although they are sometimes vague, with the terrain mostly grassy and occasionally boggy. Park in a layby 4km south of Crianlarich just off the A82.

This is an interesting walk with impressive views over Loch Lomond and Ben Nevis, especially on a clear day.

Before you go

  • This is a wild and remote place so make sure you are fully prepared for your visit.

    This means wearing the appropriate clothing and footwear for the the conditions, having a compass, map of the area and the knowledge to use these.

    You should also take some food, plenty of water, a first aid kit with an emergency whistle, a head torch and a mobile phone. You should also have spare warm and waterproof clothing with you and a survival bag should you need to await rescue for an emergency situation on the mountain.

    Always tell someone details of your route and give an indication of the time you should be expected back.