Name:Tom Dubh
Hill number:590
Height:918m / 3012ft
Parent (Ma):519  Braeriach
Parent (SMC):549  Monadh Mor
SMC/RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
Topographical area:HE01 Braeriach-bhrotain
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen)
Class:Simm, Munro Top, High Hills of Britain, Murdo
Grid ref:NN 92144 95269
Summit feature:boulder 8m SE of large cairn
Col:878m  NN921958  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36 43
(1:25k) OL57S 403S
Observations:0.1m higher than large cairn (NN 92137 95275); 0.02m higher than rock 55m W at NN 92091 95263; 1.4m higher than small cairn 135m SW at NN 92039 95179; 2.2m higher than small cairn 165m NW at NN 92026 95352
Survey:Leica NA730
Survey of Tom Dubh (Final).doc
Comments:Topographical Munro parent is Braeriach, as given in Munro's Tables 1891-1990 and The Murdos
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From CP 1km N of Auchlean. S on track, shoes off for crossing Allt Fhearnagan and Allt Garbhlach. Track E and easy path to Meall nan Sleac. Track to Mullach Clach a Bhlair and down to Druim nam Bo. To Diollaid Coire Eindart contouring below Munro slightly. N to cross Caochan Dubh at confluence to track just E of .957. OK, a few small hags and slight bog. Track and path to Tom Dubh. Track to Mullach Clach a Bhlair N Top. Path and easy ground to Meall Dubhag. Easy ground and path to Carn Ban Mor. Path to Sgor Gaoith. Back over Carn Ban Mor and easy down to CBM West Top. Rougher to Carn Ban Beag. Weird slidy moss. 1km due S to good track over slidy moss then longer grass, heather. No ticks. Easy path back to CP. 41.5km, 1500m climb 9:50 including stops. Great weather, grand day out. Everything bagged.Lynnebe17/07/2024
Weather fair.MountainMac05/09/2023
From Whitewell. Sron na Lairige, Braeriach, Carn na Criche, Tom Dubh. Return by stalkers path down Core Dhondail and long trek back to Whitewell. 10.5 hrs. Fine weather. With B and R.jenx20/06/2023
Second visit, on TGO Challenge. The path to Monadh Mor passes relatively close to the cairn but it seems that few baggers make the effort to divertColin Crawford20/05/2023
Monadh Mor, Beinn Bhrotain & Mullach Clach a' Bhlair from Glen Feshiehummusg19/09/2022
With Karen. Crossed Moine Mhor and camped at Loch nan Cnapan. Returned via Glen Glen Geldie and Glen Feshie.Highland Days07/06/2022
Monadh Mor, Beinn Bhrotain and all tops from Glen Feshie. Cloud inversion to 900m then sunshine!Geoff Briggs03/06/2022
From Achlean, walked up path over shoulder of Carn Ban Mor.187lenny15/05/2022
Carn Ban Mor, Sgor Gaoith, Tom Dubh, Monadh Mor, Mullach Clach a'Bhlair North Top and Mullach Clach a'Bhlair from car park north of Auchlean.JasonStark15/05/2022
Enroute to Mondah Mor. 9 hour day from Achlean over the Great Moss.Fife Walking04/05/2022
From Glen Feshie for a round of Geal-charn, Meall Buidhe, Sgoran Dubh Mor, Tom Dubh and Meall Dubhag.rhalstead08/09/2021
Saturday 14th I cycled in from Linn of Dee car park and pitched my tent at the edge of some trees approx. 3km east of the ruined Geldie Lodge. Sunday 15th I headed north on foot ascending the boggy slopes up to the Munro Top of Carn Cloich-mhuilinn (942m). The traverse over to the Munro of Beinn Bhrotain (1157m) was mainly along a path. There was a boulder field to descent before the pathed ascent up to Monadh Mor (1113m), the second Munro of the day, I then ascended the Munro Top of Tom Dubh (918m). From here I descend back to the Allt Luineag and followed this south(ish), then down the east bank of the River Eidart. This section of the walk was brutal, as I had left Tom Dubh at 15:10 and there was no path / break in the bog, so I constantly concerned about the remaining time, in between the heavy showers. Eventually I reached the Glen Feshie to Braemar path and then ‘raced’ to get back to the tent before sunset, having a much earned cup of tea at 20:35, almost 11hrs after startingchillyman815/08/2021
Solo. Achlean to Tom Dubh, Monadh Mor and Beinn Bhrotain. Heavy rain forecast in the morning but light showers in the afternoon. Summit intermittently clear on Tom Dubh but cloud down on the two munros. Strong winds dropping towards the end. Views much of the way out and back.meltdiceburg06/08/2021
Parked N of Balachroick, taking path E and then up NNE to beallach below Creag Mhigeachaidh. Climbed Creag Mhigeachaidh, return to beallach and then Geal-charn, Meall Buidhe, and steady climb to Sgoran Dubh Mor. Pleasant high level traverse to Sgor Gaoith, with excellent views. Then Carn Ban Mor, Tom Dubh and out and back to Carn na Criche. Then Meall Dubhag, a slightly misjudged traverse to reach Carn Ban Mor West Top, Carn Ban Beag, descent to track running below W side of Creag Ghiuthsachan and return to start. Hot dry conditons.RobertP15/07/2021
With M, from Achlean. Great views of back of Braeriach. Odd top surrounded by bigger hills, nice to get to this remote spot at last.douglas_easton30/06/2021
A rapid there and back route covering Monadh Mor and Beinn Bhrotain from Glen Feshie (via Tom Dubh) with Harrison. Warm on the initial ascent but 30-35mph gusty wind above 900m so we didn't stop apart from a minute or two at each summit. 81.25 miles, 1510m ascent - total time 6h 25minmproudfoot12/06/2021
From Achlean.Peterb29/05/2021
Insignificant mound that one might as well do on the to Monadh MorChris Terrey 17/09/2020
Ascend en route to Beinn Bhrotain from Auchlean - low cloud and snow on plateauwychwood22/12/2019
Long hike from Glen Feshie, taking in Mullach Clach a' Bhlair, Monadh Mor, and Beinn Bhrotain.Tisteln24/08/2019
Camped below the Devil's Point and nipped up here first thing. Traversed to Loch na Stuarteig, then Monadh Mor, Beinn Bhrotain, Tom Dubh (where it started to rain), Mullach Clach a Blair and then down to Glen Feshie. Stayed at Loch Morlich YH.jigglybones22/08/2019
Solo running. Fidget21/04/2019
Direct from Diolliad Coire Eindart to SW. Walked N then NE - going easy and almost flatcarole engel07/06/2018
With ChristineKeith9924/05/2018
TGO Challenge 2018twg2719/05/2018
From Whitewell, cycled south along the Loch Einich track, then took the stalkers path up through Coire Dhondail, then more or less directly to summit of Braeriach. Continued N to Sron na Lairige, returned over Braeriach, S to Carn na Criche, continued S to Tom Dubh, returned through Coire Dhondailkdbennett14/05/2017
ACW round of carn ban mor west top, meall dubhag, tom dubh, carn ban mor, sqor gaoith, sqoran dubh mor, meall buidhe, geal charn, creag mhigeachaidh, from cp 1 km north of auchlean.robertphillips26/09/2016
Out & back from the car park near Achlean. With Paul & Helen.MorecambeMonkey02/09/2016
With Mark.Jonathan Willingham13/06/2016
Long bike & Hike from Glen FeshieScmccabe 30/09/2015
Tim & KieraLoz_mck17/02/2015
JEB, RIB HFB23/07/2014
with Monadh Mor and Cnapan MorAngelaf16/06/2014
On the 2014 TGO Challenge.alistairpooler16/05/2014
Solo.Dangerous Dave01/10/2013
Walked in Thurs 20th from Gen Feshie to camp on Tom Dubh. Wake on solstice to total silence, wind free. First sound is a bird song, then tumbling water as I cross first stream up to Cairn Toul. Wisps of cloud hang like a jellyfish with numerous tendrils hanging down, above Beinn Bhrotain to the south. CT for the third time SaLU for the second time and as I head for the Braeriach plateau, frustratingly a bank of cloud rolls over. Meet Canadian guy, Mark in the clagg, we wander the plateau a little disorientated towards eastern cliffs. Quite a bit of confusion and uncertainty, eventually get there, mist is thinning. As we part, I head further NE towards my northern Murdo. Hot and clear by this time. On way back I contour round the western edge of the plateau look down into Loch Coire an Lochain and across tops to Carn na Criche. I've longed to return to Braeriach in summer with no clag, since age 13 in June with my dad, plateau covered in snow and clagged in. A joyous day today indeed.vegibagger20/06/2013
Two day bothy trip from Linn of Dee: Beinn Bhrotain - Monadh Mor - Angel's Peak - Cairn Toul - Devil's Point - Corrour bothy - Carn a' Mhaim - Derry Cairngormdavidpettit8421/08/2012
Bagged on return from a solo day's hike in sun & extensive snow on plateau, cycling into Glen Einich. Couldn't help feeling that this totally insignificant hill was included in Munro's tables as a joke!barnz4806/05/2012
6 of 6: From Monadh Mor.ChrisR22/09/2011
Ascended from Auchlean, Glen Feshie, over Carn Ban Mor shoulder on way to Monadh Mor. Just over three hours.chriswatson13/08/2011
self (Monadh Mor)davidsbatty10/10/2010
I cycle from Linn of Dee to beyond White Bridge. I struck uphill beyond the pine plantation on the west side of the Dee. Over a couple of minor tops to Carn Cloich-mhuilinn then onwards to Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor. Finally I went out to the oddly obscure Munro Top Tom Dubh. I retrace my steps over Monadh Mor and Beinn Bhrotain but took a more direct line back to the track in Glen Dee.langskill27/08/2010
CK SheilaS25/05/2008
R MOST BORING MUNRO? Richard Tait07/05/2008