logo Walking Britain

Download GPS File
Abernethy Forest, Cairngorms

Nat Park - Cairngorm - Cairngorm North

County/Area - Highland

Author - Mountain Innovations

Length - 10.2 miles / 16.6 km

Ascent - 1080 feet / 327 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference NJ019161
Lat 57.225088 // Long -3.626374
Postcode PH25 3DY (approx. location only)
what3words start violinist.boomed.ripen

Route Outline

A hike into Britain's least-touched habitat. This route gives you a real taste of what the Highlands must have been like before the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. Forming the heart of the massive Abernethy nature reserve, this remaining remnant of the great Forest of Caledon is home to a good number of rare and unique species of bird and mammal, not least the pine marten and Capercaillie. The area you pass through is much less frequented and offers you hidden and dramatic views deep into the heart of the Cairngorms. This walk is an absolute delight during the later part of July and early August, when the heather is out in full bloom.

GPS Files - Notes

This GPS file is for private use only and is subject to copyright. It should not be used on other websites

GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

GPS files - right click or option-click the button and choose "Save As..." to download this file.

Maps Ordnance Survey Logo Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL57Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL57Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 36Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 36Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 2607 Lairig Ghru & Chalamain Gap from Glenmore - mod/hard - 11.0 miles/17.9 km

Walk 3579 Meall a'Bhuachaille & Ryvoan Bothy from Glenmore - moderate - 5.5 miles/8.9 km

Walk 3218 Eag a' Chait gap Via Rothiemurchus Lodge from Glenmore - moderate - 8.2 miles/13.3 km

Walk 1020 Glenmore to Linn of Dee via Lairig Ghru & Corrour - hard - 21.0 miles/34.1 km

Walk 2412 Craiggowrie & Creagan Gorm from Loch Morlich - mod/hard - 7.3 miles/11.9 km

Walk 1605 Loch an Eilein & Rothiemurchus Forest - easy/mod - 10.0 miles/16.3 km

Walk 1904 Loch Morlich circular (near Aviemore) - easy - 4.0 miles/6.5 km

Walk 2421 Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap - hard - 15.0 miles/24.4 km

Walk 1881 Ben Macdui & Cairn Lochan from the Ski Centre - hard - 10.4 miles/16.9 km

Walk 2672 Cairngorm Mountain via Coire an t-Sneachda - mod/hard - 6.0 miles/9.8 km

Social Media

Follow Walking Britain for the latest news.

Facebook Twitter

Mountain Weather

Stay safe on the mountains with detailed weather forecasts - for iOS devices or for Android devices.

Digital Mapping Guide

Digital Mapping Guide - a simple guide of how to start using digital mapping. Includes advice and useful links.