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Loch Avon Circular via Cairn Gorm Mountain
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Nat Park - Cairngorm

County/Area - Highland

Author - Andy Smith & Sarah Amer

Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Ascent - 3700 feet / 1121 metres

Time - 8 hours 30 minutes

Grade - hard

In winter this Cairngorm route is a tough outing in the mountains. You need to ensure you have the requisite skills and equipment. In summer this is still a fairly tough walk and navigation skills are required. Occasional walkers should not underestimate this route.

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. This applies in England. Wales & Scotland have different and stricter rules which do not allow walking away from home.

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1881
Ben Macdui & Cairn Lochan from the Ski Centre
Grade - hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2672
Cairngorm Mountain via Coire an t-Sneachda
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1390
Cairn Lochan via the Fiacaill Buttress from the Ski Centre
Grade - very hard
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 2314
Cairngorm & Ben Macdui from the ski centre
Grade - hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

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0.9 miles / 1.4 km away
Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap
Grade - hard
Length - 15.0 miles / 24.4 km
Walk 1605
2.2 miles / 3.4 km away
Loch an Eilein & Rothiemurchus Forest
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2607
2.5 miles / 4.0 km away
Lairig Ghru & Chalamain Gap from Glenmore
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 3579
2.5 miles / 4.0 km away
Meall a'Bhuachaille & Ryvoan Bothy from Glenmore
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 3218
2.5 miles / 4.0 km away
Eag a' Chait gap Via Rothiemurchus Lodge from Glenmore
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1020
2.5 miles / 4.0 km away
Lairig Ghru (via the Chalamain Gap and White Bridge)
Grade - hard
Length - 21.0 miles / 34.1 km
Walk 2412
2.6 miles / 4.1 km away
Craiggowrie & Creagan Gorm from Loch Morlich
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1904
2.6 miles / 4.2 km away
Loch Morlich circular
Grade - easy
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 1721
5.5 miles / 8.9 km away
Braeriach via Lairig Ghru from Coylumbridge
Grade - very hard
Length - 18.0 miles / 29.3 km
Walk 3299
5.5 miles / 8.9 km away
Loch an Eilein from Coylumbridge
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 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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