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Lairig Ghru (via the Chalamain Gap and White Bridge)
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Photo from the walk - Lairig Ghru (via the Chalamain Gap and White Bridge)

Nat Park - Cairngorm

County/Area - Highland

Author - John Turner

Length - 21.0 miles / 34.1 km

Ascent - 2000 feet / 606 metres

Time - 12 hours 30 minutes

Grade - hard

A challenging route in the Cairngorm National Park that traverses the Lairig Ghru pass. In good weather the scenery is spectacular.

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Walks from the same start

Walk 2607
Lairig Ghru & Chalamain Gap from Glenmore
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 3579
Meall a'Bhuachaille & Ryvoan Bothy from Glenmore
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
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Eag a' Chait gap Via Rothiemurchus Lodge from Glenmore
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

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Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1904
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Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 1605
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Loch an Eilein & Rothiemurchus Forest
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Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2421
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Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap
Grade - hard
Length - 15.0 miles / 24.4 km
Walk 1881
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Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
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Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1390
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Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
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Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 2314
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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.

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