Carn a'Mhaim from the Linn of Dee
Carn a'Mhaim is a southern satellite of Ben Macdui, to which it is linked by long and very narrow ridge, an unusual feature for the Cairngorms. Carn a'Mhaim is well seen from Derry Lodge and provides a worthwhile ascent in its own right, though it is even better if continuing to its mighty parent.
Good tracks and paths for the approach, boggy section just after Derry Lodge. The ascent is on a good hill path.
Limited summer (Jun-Sep) bus from Braemar.
Linn of Dee car park (charge).
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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