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Cairn Toul circuit from Coylumbridge
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Nat Park - Cairngorm

County/Area - Highland

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 26.0 miles / 42.3 km

Ascent - 6500 feet / 1970 metres

Time - 19 hours 30 minutes

Grade - severe

This walk in the Cairngorm National Park includes three of the highest mountains in Scotland, Braeriach (4,252 feet), Cairn Toul (4,236 feet) and Sgor an Lochain Uaine (4,127 feet). Another Munro, the Devil's Point, is close at one point, but not included on this walk due to serious overall time constraints. The use of cycles is included to reduce the overall time. This is not a walk for the inexperienced and should only be attempted by those with the right skills and equipment.

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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