East of Lairig Ghru - Cairngorm and Ben MacduiThese high peaks lie between Braemar and Aviemore. You'd think with the vast plateaus of Ben Macdui and Cairn Gorm, that these Munros would be fairly dull - but you'd be so wrong. There's hiddens lochans, long narrow crests, dark corries and weird granite tors. Healthy forests surround the area with a diverse wildlife and, if you're lucky, you'll come across a reindeer herd feeding on the artic-like tundra.
The route to Cairngorm from the 'Day Lodge' is one of the easiest Munro routes.
Main route summary
With vast plateaux above 1000m, navigation skills will be tested when the mist or snow come in.
Carn a'Mhaim (1037m, Munro 95)|
Ben Macdui (1309m, Munro 2)
Cairn Lochan (1215m, Munro Top)
Cairngorm (1244m, Munro 6)
Bynack More (1090m, Munro 55)
Beinn Mheadhoin (1182m, Munro 13)
Derry Cairngorm (1155m, Munro 21)
walk : 16:30hr*
run : 7:15hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
Linn of Dee
(grid ref : NN852976)
|Meanings||Carn a'Mhaim : 'cairn of the large rounded hill'
Ben Macdui : 'MacDuff's hill'
Cairn Lochan : 'hill of the small loch'
Cairngorm : 'blue hill'
Bynack More : 'big cup'
Beinn Mheadhoin : 'middle hill'
Derry Cairngorm : 'blue hill of the thicket'
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