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

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Meaningfrom bod an deamhain - the devil's penis
ListsMunro, 130
LocationCairngorms west of the Lairig Ghru, Speyside to the Great Glen
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.

Routes up Devils Point

Munros above Glen Dee and Glen Geusachan

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.

Peaks : 3 Munros

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

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