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.

Deer Stalking information

Land south of Stob Coire Etchachan and Beinn a'Chaorainn, including Beinn Bhreac and approach via Glen Derry: National Trust for Scotland. No stalking issues.
Land north of Stob Coire Etchachan and west of Lairig an Laoigh, including Strath Nethy approach and most of Beinn Mheadhoin itself, managed by RSPB Scotland. No stalking issues.

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