Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Bhreac

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This pair of Munros lies between the Beinn a'Bhuird and Ben Avon massifs and the main mass of the High Cairngorms. Often overlooked, they are separated by the sprawling Moine Bhealaidh, a featureless plateau, but the pinewoods of Glen Derry provides a fine approach and the views are good.


Excellent approach paths - many cycle as far as Derry Lodge. Some boggier ground on the hill with difficult navigation if visibility is poor. The crossing of the Glas Allt Mor could be a problem in wet weather.

Public Transport

Bus from Braemar (Jul-Sep only).


Linn of Dee car park (charge). Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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