Guide to Scotland's hills & mountains

Carn Liath

Carn Liath - Aberdeenshire

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Carn Liath is the 962nd highest peak in the British Isles and the 893rd tallest in Scotland


861.4 m (2826 ft)


33.2 m (109 ft)

Survey method

Abney level/Leica RX1250


Rock 15m NE of small cairn


  • Simm
  • Deleted Corbett

Nearest town

Ballater, Aberdeenshire

Notes & comments

Rock is 15cm higher than small cairn at NO 16480 97605

Marilyn moved to hill 596 (previously a twin) following a survey in October 2013; Corbett moved in 2015