Cairnsmore of Carsphairn
|Cairnsmore of Carsphairn|
Skiing on Cairnsmore above the Green Well of Scotland
|Summit:|| 2,615 ft NX595980 |
An alternative name, rarely used nowadays, is Cairnsmore of Deugh, which name is reflected in the Water of Deugh which flowsaround the north and the west of the Cairnsmore Hills.
Cairnsmore is the highest hill in the Carsphairn Hills but it is a relatively easy hill to climb - over some rough grass, with no steep slopes and with a very flat summit area - though there are areas of more rugged ground on the outlying peaks of Beninner and Moorbrock. For most of the route there are excellent views westward over the Glenkens to the Rhinns of Kells in the Galloway Hills .
Because of the nature of the rock no good rock climbing has been recorded on the massif. However, in winter after a good freeze there are a number of short ice climbs of up to 490 feet on the slopes of Beninner and Moorbrock Hill.