Geallaig and the Gairn

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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.

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Opposite Braenaloin on the B976. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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