Guidebook

Hike 5 of the Finest Mountains in the Cairngorms

3 hikes taking you to the summit of 5 of Cairngorm's 50 Munros

Description

The wild Cairngorms National Park in Eastern Scotland has long attracted hikers for its combination of rugged mountains and epic "big" views. The area is home to 50 Munros (mountains over 3000 feet/914 metres) and this guidebook will show you how to reach the summit of 5 of the most famous.

Ben Macdui, Cairn Gorm itself and the remote Braeriach all feature, as do the neighbouring summits of Cairn Lochain and Stob Coire an t'Sneachda. You will have only done 10% of the Cairngorm Munros by the time you work your way through these 3 hikes but you will have gained a solid understanding of the Cairngorm National Park's layout and will be firmly underway with your Munro bagging career.

Many people dedicate years of their free time to climb all 282 of the Scottish Munros so consider this guidebook the start of a possible obsession!

Ben Macdui from Linn of Dee
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Ben Macdui from Linn of Dee

5 - 6 hrs
22.8 km
955 m
955 m
Crag-walled corries and beautiful high lochans; rolling plateaux crusty with late-lying snow; lower glens green with native Scots pine woods; a wild, spacious, big-country feel - this classic circuit from Deeside has the lot.
Extreme
Private
Braeriach linear via the Chalamain Gap
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Braeriach linear via the Chalamain Gap

Cairngorms National Park
5 - 6 hrs
20.9 km
1,217 m
1,217 m
With its wide rolling plateau and monumental corrie system Scotland's third highest mountain is also one of its most interesting and impressive.
Extreme
Private
Tour of the Northern Corries
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Tour of the Northern Corries

Cairngorms National Park
3 - 4 hrs
11.2 km
793 m
793 m
A classic hike around of Scotland's most famous peaks.
Difficult
Private