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Creag Meagaidh via Raeburn's Gully in Winter

Climb the classic 3* Raeburn's Gully before tagging the summit of Creag Meagaidh.

Hiking Difficult

22 km
1.2 km
1.2 km
6-7 hrs
Low Point
253 m
High Point
1.1 km
Creag Meagaidh via Raeburn's Gully in Winter Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's very remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between February and March. From a low point of 253 m to the maximum altitude of 1.1 km, the route covers 22 km, 1238 vertical metres of ascent and 1238 vertical metres of descent.


Enjoy the long but gentle walk into Creag Meagaidh through a forest alive with birdlife before reaching the crag to gear up.

Ascend the wintery Raeburn's Gully to the Creag Meagaidh summit before returning along the tops of the adjoining peaks to Carn Liath.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between February and March


  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation