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Lairig Ghru & Chalamain Gap from Glenmore
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Photo from the walk - Lairig Ghru & Chalamain Gap from Glenmore

Nat Park - Cairngorm

County/Area - Highland

Author - Paul Gasson

Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km

Ascent - 2100 feet / 636 metres

Time - 8 hours 10 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

This is a serious mountain walk including Lairig Ghru & Chalamain Gapin the Cairngorms. Despite not visiting a summit this route is not for inexperienced walkers.

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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Lairig Ghru (via the Chalamain Gap and White Bridge)
Grade - hard
Length - 21.0 miles / 34.1 km

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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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