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Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap
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Photo from the walk - Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap

Nat Park - Cairngorm

County/Area - Highland

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 15.0 miles / 24.4 km

Ascent - 4500 feet / 1364 metres

Time - 12 hours 0 minutes

Grade - hard

A challenging walk in the hills of the Cairngorm National Park. This is not an easy route and needs fine weather to enjoy the walk. Sections of the route include rocky conditions underfoot and you should be confident of using navigational aids if the weather should deteriorate.

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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