Carn an Tuirc

Carn an Tuirc (Scottish Gaelic: Càrn an Tuirc, 'hill of the wild boar')[2] is a mountain in the Mounth region of the Grampian Mountains, in the Scottish Highlands.[3] It is about two miles from the Glenshee Ski Centre near Braemar.

Carn an Tuirc
The western slopes of Carn an Tuirc - - 857695.jpg
The western slopes
Highest point
Elevation1,019 m (3,343 ft)
Prominence64 m (210 ft)[1]
Parent peakCairn of Claise
Coordinates56°54′30″N 3°21′28″W / 56.9082°N 3.3577°W / 56.9082; -3.3577Coordinates: 56°54′30″N 3°21′28″W / 56.9082°N 3.3577°W / 56.9082; -3.3577
English translationhill of the boar
Carn an Tuirc is located in Scotland
Carn an Tuirc
Carn an Tuirc
Parent rangeGrampian Mountains
Easiest routeWalk


  1. ^ "Carn an Tuirc". Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Carn an Tuirc". Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba: Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland.
  3. ^ Watson, Adam; Allan, Elizabeth (1984). The place names of Upper Deeside. Aberdeen University Press. p. 37. ISBN 9781782221913.