Carn an Tuirc

Adopted by Robbie.
Name means hill of the boar. OATS maintains a short section of the path here which is in alright condition after resurfacing in 2014 and maintenance by volunteers since.
Start your walk at the car park about 2km north of the Cairnwell Pass at map ref. NO148800, descend a short distance to cross the Cairnwell Burn by the old bridge at the site of An Seann Spideal or the old spital, that carried the first military road. At this point you stand in the great amphitheatre which runs from Carn an Tuirc round to the Cairnwell and divides into separate corries further up. The track winds up by the Allt a’Gharbh-choire burn along a fine rocky gorge passing waterfalls and pools. There are also a number of Old Shielings which are worthwhile viewing. Slightly further uphill at map ref. NO166804 the path splits into different routes to the summit. The old track leads round the North side of Carn an Tuirc to the old ski hut, this avoids the unpleasant boulder slopes of the north-west face which forms the alternative route to the summit where the path splits.