The stable below Broad Cairn

Broad Cairn

Bouldery Munro peak above Loch Muick

Broad Cairn is a rocky Munro summit above Loch Muick in Royal Deeside. Sitting above undulating grassy plains and amongst other Munro peaks, the descent down Broad Cairn's boulderfield will test tired legs.


Broad Cairn


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Height998m
Prominence64m
Meaningbroad cairn
ListsMunro, 142
LocationAround Loch Muick, The Mounth
Grid RefNO240815
Lat/Lon56.91909, -3.24871


Rising above the southern end of Loch Muick, Broad Cairn's boulder covered summit sits above undulating grassy plains. Being surrounded by other Munro peaks, most people will hike over Broad Cairn on a route taking in more Munros.

Encircling Loch Muick there are five Munro peaks, including Broad Cairn. Taken together, these can hiked in an excellent circular route of Munro-bagging. Beware if doing this route anti-clockwise, the initial descent off Broad Cairn is through boulderfield which will test tired legs.

A fine alternative is to approach from the fine estate track heading in from Auchallater, a few miles south of Braemar. This route takes in Carn an t-Sagairt Mor and Cairn Bannoch and can be extended to a circular route bagging the peaks around Glen Callater, most of which is following faint paths on grass covered ground.



Routes up Broad Cairn


Lochnagar and Loch Muick circuit

A group of five Munros surround Loch Muick in Royal Deeside. Including mighty Lochnagar, these peaks form a terrific high-level hiking circuit.

Peaks : 5 Munros, 1 Corbett

Ascent : 1340m (4400ft)
Distance : 28km (17m)
Time : 9:15hr

Carn an t-Sagairt Mor and Auchallater Munros

Tracing an old drove road through Glen Callater, this is a fairly popular route up Carn an t-Saigart Mor and can be extended to include several other Munro summits encircling the glen.

Peaks : 7 Munros

Ascent : 1040m (3410ft)
Distance : 36km (22m)
Time : 9hr



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