Cairn Gorm and the northern corries

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Cairn Gorm itself is the best known and most visited mountain of the range. With a high level car park and extensive ski developments as well as the controversial funicular railway, it can seem somewhat spoiled. This longer approach via Cairn Lochan has terrific rock architecture and superb views, leaving the scarred sections for the return.


In perfect summer conditions this is a reasonably straightforward hillwalk, but the route does pass close to the edges of cliffs, requiring respect and navigational skills.

Public Transport

Bus to Cairngorm ski centre

Hillwalking and stalking

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Cairngorm Ski Centre car park. Map and directions.

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