Walking in the Cairngorms
Over 100 walks, trails and scrambles including Lochnagar
Guidebook describing a selection of over 100 walks in the Cairngorms National Park and Lochnagar, covering low-level, mid-level and mountain routes (including 18 Munro summits) and both day walks and multi-day treks. From gentle sandy trails to rocky scrambles, the routes suit most abilities, taking in mountains, forests, lochs and moorland.
Seasonssnow on tops December-April. May/June best for all routes. July/August bring midges and heat
CentresAviemore, Glenmore village, Kingussie, Newtonmore, Tomintoul, Cock Bridge, Ballatar, Braemar
Difficultywalks on mountains (900m+), mid-level hills and low-level routes. Some scrambling. All routes graded for height and difficulty
Must SeeMacdui, Cairn Gorm, Braeriach, Cairn Toul, Lochnagar; river walks along the Spey, Nethy, Avon and Dee; scrambles. Through routes include Lairig Ghru
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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.View author profile
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