The Cairnwell Munros
The Cairnwell is the most prominent of the group of three Munros on the west side of the Cairnwell pass. The Cairnwell and Carn Aosda are made easily accessible but also scarred by the ski developments; Carn a'Gheoidh provides a wilder diversion.
There isn't a path the whole way but the terrain gives straightforward hillwalking in normal conditions.
Infrequent bus from Blairgowrie.
Glenshee Ski Centre.
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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