The Red House to Glen Feshie

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The second part of the three-day backpack through the Cairngorms leads from the Red House ((Ruighe Ealasaid) bothy, fording several rivers before following the Geldie and finally on down beautiful Glen Feshie to Ruigh Aiteachain bothy. There is no road access to either to start or end of this stage. Walkers tackling this section need to be completely self-sufficient including carrying a tent and all food as there are no facilities along the way except the open bothies at the start and end.


Hill paths (boggy in places) and tracks throughout.

Public Transport

There is no road access to any point of this route; it is the middle section of a 3 day self-sufficient backpack.


Red House (Ruighe Ealasaid). 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 Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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