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Cairngorm & Ben Macdui from the ski centre
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Photo from the walk - Cairngorm & Ben Macdui from the ski centre

Nat Park - Cairngorm

County/Area - Highland

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Ascent - 2900 feet / 879 metres

Time - 8 hours 20 minutes

Grade - hard

This high mountain walk visits the second highest summit in Scotland - Ben Macdui. In addition the route visits some of the wild country surrounding this peak including the summit of Cairngorm. Do choose a good day to complete this walk as navigation can be difficult for inexperienced walkers. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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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 1276
Loch Avon Circular via Cairn Gorm Mountain
Grade - hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

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Length - 15.0 miles / 24.4 km
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Loch an Eilein & Rothiemurchus Forest
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Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2607
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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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Meall a'Bhuachaille & Ryvoan Bothy from Glenmore
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Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
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Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1020
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Lairig Ghru (via the Chalamain Gap and White Bridge)
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Length - 21.0 miles / 34.1 km
Walk 2412
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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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Loch Morlich circular
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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
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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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