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Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
872 m (2860 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
61 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Big Hill

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  37   Strathdon

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Morven is a simple conical hill elongated E to W with moderately steep slopes.

The most straightforward ascent is from Balhennie up the E up the ridge, but an ascent from the path to the S is also easy.

Hazards you may encounter on Morven include
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
Picture Gallery for Morven

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Morven Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Morven.

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 Routes that include Morven
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 699 m 11.20 km 3.5 hrs Morven  Short route on moderate slopes. Good descent track.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Morven

 Baggers Gallery for Morven

myself at the Summit of Morven 15/10/11 was clear most of the walk clouded in 10 minutes before the top

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Morven taken from the West 3 April 2010

© Aileen Moir

Image by Aileen Moir

Kevin, me summit Morven 29/05/10 after we walked Conachcraig in morning

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Rosie and myself on the summit cairn 21/06/09

© Ethel Jessett

Image by Ethel Jessett
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Post a few words about Morven or read what others have had to say.

Mike Ramsay
wrote on
August 26, 2012
Signed the book in the box & bought a postcard. Also came upon a lost-looking unaccompanied Jack Russell looking a bit skinny at the summit cairn, but when we tried to read the collar it escaped & scampered off & we never saw it again. Reported it to Grampian Police who said that one was reported missing on Aug 20th. Hope they notified owners so they have another chance to find it.
Gus Stewart
wrote on
January 16, 2012
We took the path leading southwest from the farmhouse,and then climbed directly up to the westmost cairn. This lengthened the journey up to 2 hours 50 minutes but made for an easier ascent. We returned via the recommended route which is now a clear path from top to bottom. The "Morven Box" remains in situ.
David McSporran
wrote on
September 29, 2008
Have a look out for (and sign!) the Morven summit book. It is kept in a plastic box which can be found behind a well-made wooden hinged door (inscribed ‘Summit Books’) buried in the SE side of the cairn. There are also Morven postcards available in the box for a suggested 20p donation.

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