Ben Macdui, Carn a' Mhaim via Derry Lodge from Linn of Dee

Introduction to Walk 1119

Photo from the walk - Ben Macdui, Carn a' Mhaim via Derry Lodge from Linn of Dee

Nat Park - Cairngorm

County/Area - Aberdeenshire

Author - Andy Smith

Length - 19.0 miles / 30.9 km

Ascent - 4600 feet / 1394 metres

Grade - hard

A challenging two day walk in the Cairngorms National Park including two Munros, one of which, Ben Macdui, is Britain's Second highest mountain. This is not a walk for the inexperienced and due care needs to be taken of weather forecasts.

Walk Description

Map showing start

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

Cairngorm NP

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