From B8079 in the centre of Blair Atholl, take the C road north signposted Old Bridge of Tilt.
Go straight on at the fork after 0.55 miles, passing Old Br of Tilt.
Then bear left at 0.8 miles from the B8079, right at 0.9 miles, and straight on thereafter
to the parking immediately after the cattle grid by the lesser L. Moraig at 2.4 miles
from the main road (NN906671). If you cross any bridges, you've gone wrong.
NB Deer stalking may take place from August to October except on Sundays.
Route: With recent path improvements, this route has now become entirely straight-forward. I recommend going clockwise instead of the anti-clockwise that I did below. This is because the new path being constructed up Carn Liath is very uneven and hard on the feet going down hill (much worse than the original path or taking to the open moor) but it would be an advantage on ascent. It had been partly completed by April 2019 but now threatens to replace much better sections of original path on the lower slopes. Also, the scree section on Airgiod Bheinn would be very kind to feet and energy on descent, but a bit frustrating on ascent.
There is a brilliant new path (except for the unnecessary sleeping policemen) from the track end at NN94866856 northwards to the stepping off point at NN95167070 for crossing the Allt Bealach an Fhiodha at NN95227085, where a path starts up Airgiod Bheinn. That path is peaty up to the scree, and initially ascends directly up the slope before turning rightwards as the scree section is approached. To find it on descent, it goes through NN95807139, NN95737136, NN95697130 and NN95627104.
If you are only climbing Beinn a'Ghlo and/or Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, then a bicycle would help enormously, taking the pain out of the walk in and out – 5kms from the car park to the track end, and then possibly a further 2.5kms up the new path.
|0700||0830||Parking at L. Moraig||350||0||0.0 miles||NN906671|
|0920||Track ENE to end of loch, then
right fork ENE to track split
|0820||0940||Continue ENE on track
almost to Allt Coire Lagain
|1015||NE on new path to base of
SW ridge of Airgiod Bheinn
|0910||1135||Good path NE up ridge to
T Airgiod Bheinn
|1145||N/NE to col||1010||5.85 miles||NN964725|
|0930||1200||NE to cairn on Beinn a'Ghlo||1110||845||6.25 miles||NN970732|
|0945||1205||NE to trig point||1120||855||6.45 miles||NN970732|
|0950||1207||NE to M Beinn a'Ghlo –
Carn nan Gabhar
|1221||Return SW to col||1010||7.2 miles||NN964725|
|1020||1233||WNW down to bealach||845||7.6 miles||NN958727|
|1100||1315||Ascend W, then SW over bump,
then W to M Braigh
|1130||1340||SW then S then W, then S again
|1210||1433||S/SW/SSE to M Carn Liath, trig pt||975||1305||10.6 miles||NN936698|
|1300||1545||Good path SW/SSW down
to track at cabins
|1320||1615||WSW to parking at Loch Moraig||335||1330||13.65 miles||NN906671|