Tolmount

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Tolmount
Aberdeenshire, Angus
Glen Callater, Tolmount in the distance - geograph.org.uk - 760898.jpg
Tolmount beyond Glen Callater
Range: The Mounth
Summit: 3,143 feet NO210800
56°54’16"N, 3°17’56"W

Tolmount is a mountain on the border of Aberdeenshire with Angus, which reaches a height of 3,143 feet at its summit, and so it qualifies as a Munro. It is on the north-eastern corner of a large flat summit plateau taking in four Munros: Tomount, Tom Buidhe, Carn an Tuirc and Cairn of Claise.

Tolmount itself overlooks Glen Callater to the north and east. Most of the slopes are easy and gently rounded however the northern face that looks out to Glen Callater is extremely steep and craggy and most definitely Tolmount's finest feature. This face is well seen and appreciated best from the north-east, standing upon the heights of the Munros of the White Mounth.

The mountain's nearest neighbouring Munro, Tom Buidhe, lies directly south across a small bealach. Carn an Tuirc and Cairn of Claise are further west.

There is parking available just north of the Glenshee Ski Centre on the A83. From here easy paths lead up the western face of Carn an Tuirc and on to the rest of the Munros on the plateau.