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An Socach
Summit of An Socach - - 57554.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 944 m (3,097 ft)
Prominence 188 m (617 ft)
Listing Munro, Marilyn
English translation The projecting place
Language of name Gaelic
Location Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Parent range Grampian Mountains
OS grid NO079799
Topo map OS Landranger 43

An Socach is a Scottish mountain situated some three miles (5 km) west of the A93 road from Perth to Braemar. It is located at grid ref. 080800 on Ordnance Survey sheet 43. The summit altitude is 944 m (3,097 ft). The name may derive from the Gaelic Soc, meaning the snout or beak, leading to the projecting place by analogy with the shape of a snout. Other sources state that it in fact means 'the sow'.

The hill has an elongated, round form, and the Munro bagger is advised that the highest top is in fact at its western end and is not the 938 m (3,077 ft) eastern summit as shown on certain OS maps. The hill may be climbed from Glen Ey to the north or from the top of the Glenshee Ski Centre to the east. The Glenshee route involves a descent into Baddoch Burn, and so more climbing is required than the Glen Ey route, which is longer.

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