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Walking in the Cairngorms

Over 100 walks, trails and scrambles including Lochnagar

By Ronald Turnbull

This guidebook contains over 100 routes for walking in the Cairngorms and Lochnagar, including 18 Munro summits, smaller hills, and trekking options. Walks range in length from 1 to 26 miles and are graded for difficulty.

Seasons

snow on tops December-April. May/June best for all routes. July/August bring midges and heat

Centres

Aviemore, Glenmore village, Kingussie, Newtonmore, Tomintoul, Cock Bridge, Ballatar, Braemar

Difficulty

Walks range in length from 1 to 26 miles and are graded for difficulty. Options for walks on mountains (900m+), mid-level hills and low-level routes. Some scrambling.

Must See

Classic summits include Macdui, Cairn Gorm, Braeriach, Cairn Toul and Lochnagar; river walks along the Spey, Nethy, Avon and Dee; Lairig Ghru
ISBN
9781852848866
Availability
Published
Published
7 Jul 2017
Reprinted
1 Jun 2022
Edition
Second
Pages
320
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.80cm
Weight
370g
Overview

A guidebook to over 100 walking routes in the Cairngorms and Lochnagar. Sitting between Speyside and Deeside the Cairngorms National Park provides the backdrop for these low- and high-level walks and scrambles suitable for a range of abilities.

Walks range from 2 to 42km (1–26 miles) and have been graded by difficulty, allowing you to select routes suitable for your ability level. 

  • 1:50,000 OS maps or 1:100,000 route maps included for each walk
  • Includes 18 Munro summits
  • Multiple summit path options are included for five hills – Macdui, Cairn Gorm, Braeriach, Cairn Toul and Lochnagar
  • Detailed information on facilities and mountain bothies
  • Easy access from Aviemore and Braemar

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Ronald Turnbull

Ronald Turnbull writes regularly for TGO, Lakeland Walker, Trail and Cumbria magazines. His previous books include Across Scotland on Foot, Long Days in Lakeland and Welsh 3000ft Challenges. He has written many other Cicerone guides, including Walking in the Lowther Hills, The Book of the Bivvy and Not the West Highland Way. Ronald's weekly newsletter on mountains, hillwalking and history is at https://aboutmountains.substack.com/

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