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Devil's Point, Cairn Toul, Braeriach & Lairig Ghru
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Photo from the walk - Devil's Point, Cairn Toul, Braeriach & Lairig Ghru

Nat Park - Cairngorm

County/Area - Highland & Aberdeenshire

Author - Andy Smith

Length - 28.0 miles / 45.5 km

Ascent - 7200 feet / 2182 metres

Time - 21 hours 10 minutes

Grade - very hard

This demanding two day walk tackles Devil's Point, Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine and Braeriach in the western sector of the Cairngorms National Park. The outward route is via the Lairig Ghru to the Corrour Bothy where an overnight stay puts you in position for the second day on the summits. This walk is not for inexperienced walkers.

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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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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