Name:An Dun
Hill number:399
Height:827.4m / 2715ft
Parent (Ma):400  An Dun
SMC/RHB Section:05B: Loch Ericht to Glen Tromie and Glen Garry
Topographical area:HE07 Chuaich-caim
Class:Yeaman, Deleted Corbett
Grid ref:NN 71737 80497
Summit feature:small cairn
Col:822m  NN717803  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 42
(1:25k) OL51W 394W
Observations:of equal height to hill 400 to within 0.03m
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica RX1250
Survey of An Dun (Final).pdf
Comments:See Database Notes.
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Gaick Corbetts: An Dun and Meall Creag an Loch. Walkhighlands routehummusg30/06/2024
both topsjef28/04/2024
Cycled in from the Trinifour turn off, left bike at the old lodge, walked from there, crossed the hydro dam and up the steep face. Bits of path here and there, no path on the tableland, no views either, rotten day. Visited both cairns, 900th Simm though.hils07/07/2023
2 of 3: From the south cairn. Went down on the west side and then back to the dam. With Karen.ChrisR27/03/2023
Large parking area just up private track at NN 7208 7046. Good biking to Sronphadruig Lodge, then easy walking, picking up good path part way up hill (approx. NN 7177 7948). Dropped off east ridge NN 7206 8133 - no difficulties - and directly up to A'Chaoirnich on feint deer trod. Steep but again no difficulties. easy walking on SW ridge to Meall na Spianaigcarole engel10/09/2022
Cycled to river crossing beyond S.lodge, Gaick Lodge track for 0.25k, then deer tracks which zig zag up the non heathery bits to the main track.iangalbraith24/04/2022
From the main summit.Owen B15/07/2021
I had parked up at the Fortingall turn off the A9. I cycled into to Loch an Duin. The southern ridge of An Dun looked very steep. I kept up a steady pace pausing only to take photos or catch my breath. I reached this second cairn about 1 hour 15 mins after leaving my bike. Great views all round with clear blue skies. The descent down the north ridge was more challenging - it is narrow to start with and I could not see particularly far down the slope. Easy does it and eventually the angle eased. As it was so dry I crossed the Allt Loch an Duin with ease.langskill01/07/2021
Visited twice, the second time 15 min later to retrieve walking pole. Contemplating the steep descent with some wet snow higher up, I suddenly realised it was missing.pwheeler05/05/2021
From A9 (parked in S-bound layby immediately S of track start) cycled along track to Sronphadruig Lodge, walked on 1km or so, forded river and up the S ridge of An Dun to S summit, continued to N summit, descended NE slopes, forded (easily) Allt na Craoibhe and Allt Loch an Duin, then ascended A' Chaoirnich up slopes immediately NE of Allt Bruthach nan Spardan, to summit, continuing S along ridges, descending back to Sronphadruig Lodge and cycled back to A9.kdbennett21/07/2020
We cycled from the A9 to Sronphadruig, dumped the bikes and headed up a snow-capped Am Meadar. Pretty steep going, but just a foretaste of the day. Back down to a dam crossing SSW of An Dun. Came across a deer marksman who fired a couple of shots as we headed up the steep south slope - a narrow path helps for most of the way. Over An Dun's two tops then veered west to the Coire na Craoibhe and its spectacular icy waterfall. Tough climb onto Bruthach na Craoibhe as the wind picked up and the snow got deeper so headed down the stalkers path to Sidhean Coire an Dubh-chadha, a nice wee bump. Walked back to the bikes on the track towards Loch an Dun, but rather than get wet feet we opted for the east side, where a small trail gave some help over rough terrain.summitter07/02/2020
Solo, from Dalnacardoch on MTB. Round of Loch an Duin.John Lee09/11/2019
Day 1 of a 2 day round with a night in the bivi bag SW of An Dun summit. 12.00 start due to biking round from Glen Feishie where I had been camping,. Set up tent close to river west of Gaick Lodge and then Sgor Dearg(Ct); Boghe-cloiche(Ct); A Mhorconaich(Ct); Meall Odhar Mor(Ct); Creag an Dubh(Ct): Brutach na Craiobhe(Ct); both tops of An Dun (C).dickscroop29/06/2018
After a bike ride from Dalnacardoch, solo. Also went up Maol Creag an Loch. 5.5 hours for the whole trip.Phreerunner09/04/2017
Solo.Dangerous Dave22/09/2016
Overnight circuit from Dalnacardoch. Followed track most of way to An Dun, but ford not possible to cross so took rough route to reach small dam and cross to climb S via S ridge of An Dun and visit both tops, camped at base of ridge. Light snowfall overnight then climbed Meall na Spianaig, A' Chaoirnich, the two possible tops of Bruthach na Creagan, returning S to climb Sron Odhar and rough traverse across lower section of Glas Choire and over broad ridge to Edendon Water and track of ascent route. Some sunshine and light covering of snow on tops on day 2.RobertP26/03/2016
JW, with bike HFB31/10/2015
Like everyone else. Folding bike job to the end of the lane and then bag everything that doesn't move. Did not rain.Martin R29/10/2014
R Rup bikes to Sronphradruig Richard Tait12/08/2014
a mild day with snow left on topoatcake11/04/2014
Bagged with A'Chaoirnich from Edendon Bridge on A9. The walk in and out is long and hard on the feet! The hills are particularly steep also so the small size of the hills (relatively) shouldn't be under estimated.Columba26/08/2013
Dalnacardoch - An Dun - A' Chaoirnich - Dalnacardochdavidpettit8415/07/2013
Circuit from Sronphadruig Lodge after bike in.jimbloomer01/06/2013
alone. Also 19/4/19 CK SheilaS01/10/2012
From A9 Trinafor. Backpak track to old lodge, g8 camp by river under An Dun. Up steeps of An Dun, over tops and circuit Nth to climb A'Chaoirnich. Off S end and Graham top. Overnight nr Dun, good weather but frosty, out in morning 7am, 1.5hr walknordicstar02/06/2012
bike in to end of trackrobertphillips11/03/2012
Cycled up from Dalnacardoch to Sronphadruig. Returned via A'Chaoirnich.Topographer5715/08/2010
Out and back from Dalnacardochrjf3509/04/2009
3 of 3: From An Dun.ChrisR22/05/2007
self running days - ran in and backdavidsbatty15/07/2004
With Keith Taylor via MTB from S in conjunction with Maol Creag an LochSpudGunn30/05/2004
Solo trip, from camp; with Creag an LochInvicta1427/05/2004
Solo. Dalnacardoch by MTB to Stronpha Druig Lodge then anti-clockwise to A'Chaoirnich & An Dun by its north ridge. A blustery misty autumnal morning.Vin26/10/2003
MC JCMartin6617/06/2001
Route 60 in Cicerone guide to be published in 2012ancient brit26/06/2000
Relatively long walk in makes this a longish day.gman09/09/1999
From the S, two hours to walk to Sronphadruig Lodge, fording a lively burn on the way. Then this was the first of two Corbetts, the far summit being the approved one.Aye Jimmy06/08/1998
Solo, with bike HFB12/07/1998
from A9. Lifted bike over gate to wide metalled track to Lodge after 90 mins. Left bike. Onto hags and a violent uphill slog over heather on near vertical slopes. to plateau and top at 11.30.arranc26/05/1997
Along track from Dalnacardoch to Sronphadruig Lodge, then up An Dun and on to A'ChaoirnichGallovidian06/05/1996
A long run up the track and back from Dalnacardoch.Eddie04/11/1995
Walked up track from the A9 to ascend in wet, cloudy conditions.JohnW23/10/1995
Cairngorm Club weekend meet based at Newtonmore. Alone. From Dalnacardoch Lodge following the Gaick Pass to near Sronphadruig Lodge. Ascended to the summit of Craig an Loch*. There is a medium sized cairn at the grid reference given in Munro's tables, 1974 edition, but the real summit is further north where there are two or three stones only to mark the spot. I descended to NW and crossed Allt Loch an Dùin by a bridge. Hence up NNE ridge to summit of An Dùn**. Descended to S to join Gaick Pass route back to starting point. Notes added in 2016: *1981 edition of Munro’s Tables has position of top changed to the highest point. 1990 revision of Tables has name changed to Maol Creag an Loch. Now called A’ Chaoirnich. **There are two summits on An Dùn, both of height 827m. Currently the north summit is given as the Marilyn and the south summit as the Corbett. Note added in 2017: DBIH now gives the south summit of An Dun as the Marilyn as well as the Corbett.pwbellarby07/03/1993
Carn na Caim and a' Bhuidheanach Bheag (plus tops), also An Dun and Maol Creag an Loch RHW13/04/1990
Capt Malbec07/04/2023