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The Cairnwell Munro Three

The Cairnwell Munro Three

Postby scedmison » Sun Jul 23, 2023 5:25 pm

Route description: The Cairnwell Munros

Munros included on this walk: Càrn a' Ghèoidh, Càrn Aosda, The Cairnwell

Date walked: 23/07/2023

Time taken: 4.2 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 770m

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These are a good set of munros for beginners :D

We parked at Glenshee car park (small fee of around £3 to park). There were toilets at the ski centre which was handy.

We started the route up to the right of the ski centre. It is slightly steep but easy enough. You pass an old café and ski lift buildings on the way up. You continue to follow the path and there will be a split to the right. Continue to follow the path (it does get very steep for a small part of it and to the right of you will be the top of the first munro.


We got to the first munro in just under half an hour.


We started the decent down toward the second munro. The second munro took the longest to reach due to the distance. It wasn't a very strenuous walk and was a pleasant walk. The only steep part was a couple of inclines that took less than a minute to do. You can see across the cairngorms from the top which was nice.



We then walked back the way we came until we came to a fork in the path and headed right toward the Cairnwell munro. It wasn't far from where we turned off and didn't take too long. You pass the top of the ski chair lift and another 10-15minutes walk and you're at the top of the third munro.



The Cairnwell munro has buildings on the top which aren't the most picturesque, but make it known. We then headed back down the track. There is a track down from the ski chair lift which we seen people take which is a steeper but more direct down, but we followed the loop back round, down past the old café an to Glenshee ski centre. We then stopped in the café for a bite to eat (dog friendly) where we had the best strawberry tart!

This would be an easy 3 for any beginners for munro bagging. The time flew by and the weather behaved itself which was nice.
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