Ben Macdui and Derry Cairngorm

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Ben Macdui is Britain's second highest peak, and unlike Ben Nevis, Macdui is situated in the centre of a vast wilderness. The best approaches are from Deeside, avoiding the ski areas on Cairngorm; this makes an excellent long hillwalk in good weather conditions.


A long, remote walk that leads up to an exposed, arctic-like plateau which experiences savage weather conditions.

Public Transport

Bus from Braemar (Jul-Sep only).


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

Deer Stalking information

National Trust for Scotland. No stalking issues.

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