Knee of Cairnsmore

Knee of Cairnsmore - Dumfries and Galloway
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Knee of Cairnsmore is the 2948th highest peak in the British Isles and the 2358th tallest in Scotland


657.0 m (2156 ft)


38.0 m (125 ft)


  • Simm
  • Donald Top

Parent peak


Nearest town

Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

OS map sheets

OS50: 083 (Newton Stewart & Kirkcudbright, Gatehouse of Fleet)
OS25: 319 (Galloway Forest Park South)

Notes & comments

cairn at NX 50951 65393 corresponds to GR in 1990 Munro's Tables and earlier. The 1997 tables give a position 250m N of this. Large scale mapping indicates the N summit is 1m higher.