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.

Deer Stalking information

North of Cairnwell-Carn a'Gheoidh ridge including Carn Aosda: Baddoch (Invercauld). South of ridge: Rhiedorrach (Invercauld). Stalking on both areas between mid Sept and 20 Oct. No stalking on Sundays. If further information is needed, please e-mail or phone 01339 741224

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