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Corserine via North Gairy Top



Start: Forrest Lodge car park. NX 553863

Finish: Forrest Lodge car park. NX 553863


Notes: A popular and alternative summit route to Corserine to the walk described in Glenkens 2.


• Distance: 7 miles


• Height Gain:
• Approx. Time: 5hours


• Relevant Map:
Difficulty: Moderate

• Terrain: Track. Some steep grassy and rough ascents. Flat summit plateau.
• Toilets: None available

• Refreshments: None available

Route Description
1. Exit the car park left towards the bridge and kilted figure, follow the Birger Natvig Road through forest to open fields, pass Forebush Farmhouse and re-enter forest by a stile alongside a locked gate.

2. At the track junction turn L. (Ignore the sign directing R). Follow the track along the south shore of Loch Harrow until it comes to an end at a turning point. A path leads steeply through the trees along an overgrown fire break emerging onto steep grassy slopes. Occasional marker posts assist in showing the route along a fairly clear path towards a ladder stile over a high fence.

3. Cross the fence and continue steeply uphill picking the best line around rocky outcrops onto the North Gairy Top. The ridge runs NW to the summit of Corserine along a gradual gradient giving the walker time to enjoy panoramic views all around.

4. Return via outward journey