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Walk 2607 - Lairig Ghru & Chalamain Gap from Glenmore

Nat Park   Cairngorm
County/Area   Highland
AuthorPaul Gasson
Length12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Ascent2100 feet / 636 metres
Grademoderate/hard

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This is a serious mountain walk despite not visiting a summit.


 

Suggested Maps

It is recommended you take a map with you when following a walk route. The preferred scale is 1:25000 used by the Explorer series.

OS ExplorerSheet 403
OS LandrangerSheet 36

Note : If two maps are listed at the same scale then either (a) both are required for full coverage of the route or (b) the route is covered on both maps.

Walks from the same start

Walk 3579
Meall a’Bhuachaille & Ryvoan Bothy from Glenmore Visitor Centre
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Walk 3218
Eag a’ Chait gap Via Rothiemurchus Lodge from Glenmore
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Walk 1020
The Lairig Ghru (via the Chalamain Gap and White Bridge)
Grade - hard
Length - 21.0 miles / 34.1 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2412 - 0.1 miles / 0.2 km away
Craiggowrie & Creagan Gorm from Loch Morlich
Grade - moderate/hard
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Walk 1904 - 0.3 miles / 0.4 km away
Loch Morlich circular walk
Grade - easy
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km

Walk 1605 - 0.4 miles / 0.6 km away
Loch an Eilein - Rothiemurchus Forest walk
Grade - easy/moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Walk 2421 - 1.7 miles / 2.7 km away
Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap
Grade - hard
Length - 15.0 miles / 24.4 km

Walk 1881 - 2.5 miles / 4.0 km away
Ben Macdui & Cairn Lochan from the Ski Centre
Grade - hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Walk 2672 - 2.5 miles / 4.0 km away
Cairngorm Mountain via Coire an t-Sneachda from the Ski Centre
Grade - moderate/hard
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Walk 1390 - 2.5 miles / 4.0 km away
Cairn Lochan via the Fiacaill Buttress from the Ski Centre
Grade - very hard
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

Walk 1276 - 2.5 miles / 4.0 km away
Loch Avon Circular via Cairn Gorm Mountain from the Ski Centre
Grade - hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Walk 2314 - 2.5 miles / 4.0 km away
Cairngorm & Ben Macdui from the ski centre
Grade - hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Walk 1721 - 3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Braeriach via Lairig Ghru from Coylumbridge
Grade - very hard
Length - 18.0 miles / 29.3 km

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
The Cairngorm National Park was formed in 2003 to protect the unique aspects of the area. It is the UK’s largest national ...
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