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Walk 1119 - Ben Macdui, Carn a' Mhaim via Derry Lodge from Linn of Dee

Nat Park   Cairngorm
County/Area   Aberdeenshire
AuthorAndy Smith
Length19.0 miles / 30.9 km
Ascent4600 feet / 1394 metres


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.


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OS ExplorerSheet 404

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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.


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