The Cairnwell Munros

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The Cairnwell is the most prominent of the group of three Munros on the west side of the Cairnwell pass. The Cairnwell and Càrn Aosda are made easily accessible but also scarred by the ski developments; Càrn a'Ghèoidh provides a wilder diversion.


There isn't a path the whole way but the terrain gives straightforward hillwalking in normal conditions.

Public Transport

None to start - nearest is occassional bus to Spittal of Glenshee from Blairgowrie.


Glenshee Ski Centre (parking 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 Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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