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Glenmore to Linn of Dee via Lairig Ghru & Corrour

Nat Park - Cairngorm - Cairngorm North

County/Area - Highland

Author - John Turner

Length - 21.0 miles / 34.1 km

Ascent - 2700 feet / 818 metres

Grade - hard

Start - OS grid reference NH976098
Lat 57.167578 // Long -3.694962
Postcode PH22 1QY (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

A long distance route through the Cairngorms over an historic high pass that can be walked as a day-walk. Unless you arrange pick-up at the end of the walk, you will need to leave transport at the Linn of Dee car-park to allow return to Aviemore if required. The car-park has a machine charging £2 for parking, I am not sure if it is compulsory but as we were leaving the car overnight I was happy to pay for the privilege. The walk into Braemar for public transport adds about another 7 miles onto your day. The route should be treated as having tough mountain terrain and it is not unusual for the higher parts of the pass to hold snow well past Easter. There were four in our group and including the detour to Corrour Bothy it took us 10 hours and 15 minutes.

GPS Files - Notes

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Walk 2672 Cairngorm Mountain via Coire an t-Sneachda - mod/hard - 6.0 miles/9.8 km

Walk 1390 Cairn Lochan via the Fiacaill Buttress from the Ski Centre - very hard - 5.7 miles/9.3 km

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