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Ben Macdui & Cairn Lochan from the Ski Centre
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Photo from the walk - Ben Macdui & Cairn Lochan from the Ski Centre

Nat Park - Cairngorm

County/Area - Highland

Author - Andy Smith

Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Ascent - 3000 feet / 909 metres

Grade - hard

This high level walk in the Cairngorms has an added advantage of starting at altitude for those wishing to bag the big ones in shorter winter days. The route ascends the second highest mountain in the British Isles, namely Ben Macdui. It is essential that you are well equipped for this walk as conditions can change very fast. 

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Walks from the same start

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 1276
Loch Avon Circular via Cairn Gorm Mountain
Grade - hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 2314
Cairngorm & Ben Macdui from the ski centre
Grade - hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

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Length - 15.0 miles / 24.4 km
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Lairig Ghru & Chalamain Gap from Glenmore
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Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
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Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
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Length - 21.0 miles / 34.1 km
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Craiggowrie & Creagan Gorm from Loch Morlich
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Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1904
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Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 1721
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Braeriach via Lairig Ghru from Coylumbridge
Grade - very hard
Length - 18.0 miles / 29.3 km
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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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