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Craigellachie National Nature Reserve (Aviemore)
Introduction to Walk 1505

Photo from the walk - Craigellachie National Nature Reserve (Aviemore)

Nat Park - Cairngorm

County/Area - Highland

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km

Ascent - 600 feet / 182 metres

Time - 2 hours 20 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This walk lies within the Cairngorm National Park and can be completed in a few hours. Fine views over the town of Aviemore and the mountains of the Cairngorms in the distance are the reward for your efforts. This walk is a good choice under the right weather conditions as, with minimal effort, there are fine views from the top ridge.

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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