Lairig an Laoigh

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The Lairig an Laoigh, like the Lairig Ghru, links Speyside with Deeside, but this more easterly pass is far less known than its higher neighbour. The mountain scenery is perhaps slightly less dramatic but it provides a fine through-walk with pinewoods, bleak moorlands, river crossings. The two routes can be combined, with a wild-camp or stay in a bothy, to make a magnificent circuit.


Fairly good path throughout. There are however some tricky river crossings (impassable in spate) and the route is very remote and far from help.

Public Transport

Glenmore bus from Aviemore.


Glenmore Lodge. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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