Devil's Point from Ben Macdui

Devils Point

Munro above Glen Dee and west of Lairig Ghru in Cairngorms

The Devil's Point is a rugged little mountain attached to the southern end of the vast Cairn Toul and Braeriach plateau. Lonely Corrour Bothy resting below this peak is a fine base from where to bag this Munro.


Devils Point


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height1004m
Prominence89m
Meaningfrom bod an deamhain - the devil's penis
ListsMunro, 130
LocationWestern Cairngorms, The Cairngorm Mountains
Grid RefNN976951
Lat/Lon57.03576, -3.6887


West of the Lairig Ghru and near the southern end of the vast Braeraich-Cairn Toul plateau, The Devil's Point resembles Glencoe's mighty Etive Mor, albeit on a smaller scale. The mountain's correct name is 'Bod an Deamhain', meaning the Devil's penis, but after a visit from Queen Victoria, the more polite version has become more familiar.

The easiest route up Devil's Point is a direct ascent up a rough path from Corrour Bothy, which is in Glen Dee and can be approached from Linn of Dee to the east, or from the north through the Lairig Ghru. The Devil's Point leads onto other fine peaks and most hillwalkers will opt to include a Munro or two more in an outing - to the north is a bouldery ascent up Cairn Toul and to the south-west is grass-covered Monadh Mor, the latter making for a fine circuit above Glen Geusachan.



Hillwalking routes up Devils Point



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West of Braemar, fine estate tracks lead through NTS land to the wild southern Cairngorms. Rising from the glens, the dramatic slabs of The Devils Point and the rounded lumps of Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor rest here at the southern end of high land overlooking the Lairig Ghru.

Ascent : 1425m (4680ft)
Distance : 37km (23m)
Time : 10hr



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Devil's Point from Glen DeeDevil's Point from Glen Dee
Camping below the Devil's PointCamping below the Devil's Point
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The Devil's Point infront of Ben Macdui from Monadh MorThe Devil's Point infront of Ben Macdui from Monadh Mor
Corrour Bothy below the Devil's PointCorrour Bothy below the Devil's Point
Beinn Bhrotain and the Devil's Point from Carn a'MhaimBeinn Bhrotain and the Devil's Point from Carn a'Mhaim




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