Coire an Lochain

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Coire an Lochain makes a quieter, longer alternative to the popular Coire an t-Sneachda walk. The corrie makes a fine destination in its own right, with a tiny lochan, fine rock architecture and great views over Strathspey.


Mostly well made paths, final ascent to the corrie pathless. Exposed situation, full hillwalking gear needed; the corrie floor is at over 900 metres.

Public Transport

Bus to Cairngorm ski centre from Aviemore.


Cairngorm Ski Centre car park (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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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