Braeriach, circuit from Whitewell
Braeriach is the third highest mountain in Britain, and its remote position ensures it is a tougher proposition and far less visited than its higher rivals. In good conditions this is a magnificent circuit taking in scenery from Caledonian pinewoods to a storm-swept plateau high above dramatic corries.
Mostly the actual terrain is fairly straightforward; the descent route is rougher. Navigation can be very difficult on the plateau and this is a long, tough walk through exceptionally exposed terrain.
No public transport to Whitewell; an alternative start would be Coylumbridge.
Parking at Whitewell.
Deer Stalking information
North of Braeriach and west of Lairig Ghru: Rothiemurchus. Stalking between late Sept and 20 Oct. Access to Braeriach is always OK via the main track up Gleann Einich to the loch, the Coire Dhondail path and Einich Cairn, or from the Lairig Ghru via Sron na Lairige. No stalking on Sundays. If further information is needed, please phone 01479 812345 (9.30am-5.30pm), 07887 648675 or, preferably, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of visit.
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