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Braeriach via Lairig Ghru from Coylumbridge
Introduction to Walk 1721

Photo from the walk - Braeriach via Lairig Ghru from Coylumbridge

Nat Park - Cairngorm

County/Area - Highland

Author - Andy Smith

Length - 18.0 miles / 29.3 km

Ascent - 4400 feet / 1333 metres

Grade - very hard

This tough walk in the Cairngorms National Park visits the summit of Braeriach using a route through the Glenmore Forest to the mouth of the Lairig Ghru. Due the length and strenuous nature of the route this walk should only be attempted by experienced walkers. 

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Walk 3299
Loch an Eilein from Coylumbridge
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1016
Devil's Point, Cairn Toul, Braeriach & Lairig Ghru
Grade - very hard
Length - 28.0 miles / 45.5 km
Walk 2067
Rothiemurchus Forest via Balvattan from Coylumbridge
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 3076
Cairn Toul circuit from Coylumbridge
Grade - severe
Length - 26.0 miles / 42.3 km

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0.8 miles / 1.3 km away
Lochan Mor & Rothiemurchus Forest from Inverdruie
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 1505
1.6 miles / 2.6 km away
Craigellachie National Nature Reserve (Aviemore)
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 1904
3.6 miles / 5.8 km away
Loch Morlich circular
Grade - easy
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 2412
3.7 miles / 6.0 km away
Craiggowrie & Creagan Gorm from Loch Morlich
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2607
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Lairig Ghru & Chalamain Gap from Glenmore
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 3579
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Meall a'Bhuachaille & Ryvoan Bothy from Glenmore
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 3218
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Eag a' Chait gap Via Rothiemurchus Lodge from Glenmore
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1020
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Lairig Ghru (via the Chalamain Gap and White Bridge)
Grade - hard
Length - 21.0 miles / 34.1 km
Walk 1605
4.2 miles / 6.6 km away
Loch an Eilein & Rothiemurchus Forest
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2421
4.9 miles / 7.8 km away
Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap
Grade - hard
Length - 15.0 miles / 24.4 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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