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  Eastern Highlands mountain routes  


Mountain hiking routes in Scotland's Eastern Highlands



1 - Atholl, Tilt and Bruar
Fine tracks reach Beinn a'Ghlo and its neighbours. Navigation skills are tested on the summit plateaus
2 - Glen Ey
A cycle down to Altanour Lodge ruin from where a fine Munro-bagging circuit begins.
3 - Glenshee
9 Munros above the Glenshee Ski Centre will test navigation skills in mist. You could do them all as part of a hillrace !
4 - Mayar and Dreish
With fine paths and short distance, this pair make for a good introduction to hillwalking
5 - Lochnagar and around Loch Muick
The famed dark coire of Lochnagar is a favourite winter climbing area. Alternative includes approach from Lochallater
6 - Mount Keen and Mount Battock
Recent path work have made access to these summits even easier. A bike is recommended for Mount Keen
7 - Above Geldie
Above the old ruin of Geldie Lodge sit heather clad round hills. A bike is recommended for the approach
8 - Feshie
In the heart of Rothiemurchus, heather and juniper cover the lower slopes, upper ground is flat and diffcult to navigate on in mist
9 - Braeriach and Cairn Toul group
West of the Lairig Ghru, high plateaus will test navigation skills. Rewarding views
10 - Macdui and Cairngorm
Vast plateaus with Artic tundra, hidden lochans, long narrow crests, dark corries and weird granite tors.
11 - Ben Avon Munro group
Unusual summit volcanic tors sit on vast plateaux and above an area full of wildlife. Improved paths lower down make for easy access.



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Locate routes by ascent, distance, quality of scenery, effort needed or even Munro and Corbett count using the table below.
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Mountain Area     Route Ascent    
(m)
Distance    
(km)
Terrain+ Scenery Munro    
count
Corbett    
count
Glen Garry to Braemar Atholl and Beinn a'Ghlo 2850 42 5 1
Glen Garry to Braemar Beinn Vuirich 860 20 - 1
Glen Garry to Braemar Beinn Dearg (A9)* 1150 30.5 1 -
Glen Garry to Braemar Carn a'Chlamain from Glen Tilt* 1060 25 1 -
Glen Garry to Braemar Beinn a'Ghlo 1350 20.5 3 -
Glen Garry to Braemar Above Glen Ey* 2050 40 5 -
Glen Garry to Braemar An Socach from Baddoch* 610 14.5 1 -
Glen Garry to Braemar Glas Tulaichean from Spittal of Glenshee* 765 17.5 3 -
Glen Garry to Braemar Glen Ey and Glenshee Munros 2775 43 8 -
Glenshee to Mount Keen Glenshee Munros 1690 30 9 -
Glenshee to Mount Keen Tolmount and Tom Buidhe with Dreish and Mayar 1350 26 4 -
Glen Garry to Braemar The Cairnwell and Carn Aosda 430 5 2 -
Cairngorms Cairngorm 625 6.5 1 -
Glen Garry to Braemar Carn Liath on Beinn a'Ghlo 640 8 1 -
Glenshee to Mount Keen Mayar and Dreish 900 14 2 -
Glenshee to Mount Keen Ben Tirran 675 9 - 1
Glenshee to Mount Keen Lochnagar and around Loch Muick 1280 26 5 1
Glenshee to Mount Keen Above Glen Callater* 1430 35 6 -
Glenshee to Mount Keen Lochnagar from the Allt an Dearg Waterfall 1100 22.5 6 -
Glenshee to Mount Keen Mount Keen* 700 18 1 -
Glenshee to Mount Keen Mount Battock* 700 15 - 1
Glen Garry to Braemar Above Geldie Burn from Linn of Dee* 960 38 2 -
Glen Garry to Braemar Above Geldie Burn from Glen Tilt* 1300 62 2 -
Cairngorms Above Glen Feshie 1025 21 2 -
Cairngorms Above Glen Einich* 1850 50 3 -
Cairngorms Sgor Gaoith 1000 15 1 -
Cairngorms Mullach Clach a'Bhlair* 850 24 1 -
Cairngorms West of the Lairig Ghru from Linn of Dee* 2000 52 6 -
Cairngorms West of the Lairig Ghru from Glenmore 2150 35 4 -
Cairngorms Sgor Mor* 525 19 - 1
Cairngorms Cairngorm and Macdui Munro group 2725 48 6 -
Cairngorms Bynack More from Glenmore* 850 22 1 -
Cairngorms Ben Avon and neighbours* 1740 35 4 -
Cairngorms Ben Avon and Beinn a'Bhuird from Invercauld* 1500 37 2 -
Cairngorms Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Bhreac from Derry Lodge * 1000 29 2 -
Cairngorms Carn Liath, Culardoch and Ben Avon* 1940 42.5 1 2
Cairngorms Geal Charn (Abernethy) 600 16 - 1
Cairngorms The Lecht Corbetts 775 17.5 - 2
Cairngorms Brown Cow Hill 550 15 - 1
Cairngorms Corryhabbie Hill 500 10 - 1
Cairngorms Ben Rinnes 575 7 - 1
Cairngorms Ben Rinnes Hill Race route 1550 22 - 1
Cairngorms Meall a'Bhuachaille 525 9 - 1
+1: path all the way, 2-3: paths most of the way and mainly grass, 4-5: grass with some boulders and steep ground, 6-7: fair amount of scree and boulders
   8: a few sections of rock clambering, 9: tricky sections of scrambling and exposure, 10: very exposed, technical scrambling, climbing and ropework required


* there are tracks decent enough on these routes to enable cycling

Routes without links are under construction and will be on website soon.




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