Beinn Mheadhoin & Derry Cairngorm from Deeside

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This long hillwalk visits remote Beinn Mheadhoin and its majestic granite tours in the very centre of the Cairngorms. Starting from Linn of Dee the route passes through the Derry pinewoods before returning over Derry Cairngorm.


Good approach tracks and paths, bouldery exposed plateaux higher up.

Public Transport

Limited summer (Jun-Sep) bus.


Linn of Dee car park (charge). Map and 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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