Walk 2607

Lairig Ghru & Chalamain Gap from Glenmore

Nat Park - Cairngorm

County/Area - Highland

Author - Paul Gasson

Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km

Ascent - 2100 feet / 636 metres

Grade - mod/hard

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

Walk Description

Map showing start

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- OS Explorer - Sheet OL57 BUY MAP

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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 - mod/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/mod
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 - mod/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 park with a large mountain range at its heart with diverse ... - More information

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Accommodation Nearby

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Aviemore
5.2 miles / 8.4 km away
Knappach Cottage
Kingussie, Inverness-shire
11.4 miles / 18.3 km away
Corrunich
Tomintoul, Banffshire
18.1 miles / 29.0 km away

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