Geallaig and the Gairn
Geallaig is an extensive heathery hill that encloses the northern side of Deeside from Balmoral to Ballater. A superb viewpoint, it is climbed easily following rough tracks; this route extends the outing by continuing on tracks down to a remote stretch of Glen Gairn, making for an enjoyable outing - with easy conditions underfoot.
Good tracks throughout, through exposed heathery moorland.
None to start.
Opposite Braenaloin on the B976.
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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