Beinn a' Chaorainn (Cairngorms)

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Beinn a' Chaorainn guards the eastern side of the famous Lairig an Laoigh pass through the Cairngorms. The slopes above the pass are steep, but south of the domed summit is the vast mossy plateau of the Moine Bhealaidh.

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Region: Cairngorms

Altitude: 1082 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Beinn a' Chaorainn and Beinn Bhreac from Linn of Dee

Other routes and challenges

Beinn a' Chaorainn throws down craggy slopes to the Lairig an Laoigh, but can be ascended from just south of the pass, or from the Fords of Avon to the north. As with many of the central Cairngorms, approaches from many directions are possible, deterred mainly by the large distances involved.

It is linked at a high level by a huge expanse of exposed tundra to the great plateau of Beinn a' Bhuird.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Braemar Hotels

Braemar B&B

Braemar cottages

Cairngorms hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)


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Users' walk reports for Beinn a' Chaorainn (Cairngorms)

There are 3495 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Beinn a' Chaorainn (Cairngorms). They have contributed 86 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  15/8/14  28 M5
  10/2/12  23 M2
  25/7/11  16 M7
  15/6/19  14 M8
  17/6/17  12 M3
  13/9/14  12 M10
  13/1/12  12 M2
  7/8/14  11 M1
  25/6/14  11 M6
  2/7/12  11 M7C4
  20/7/20  10 M6
  17/9/16  10 M6
  12/12/15  10 M2
  8/5/15  9 M3
  15/3/14  9 M1
  1/9/13  8 M13
  12/5/19  7 M2
  24/8/17  7 M6
  9/9/15  7 M7C1
  6/8/20  6 M2
  11/7/20  6 M5
  20/4/18  6 M4
  28/4/14  6 M2
  12/9/20  5 M3
  16/9/15  5 M9
  6/5/12  5 M4
  21/8/15  4 M4
  26/7/14  4 M4
  24/6/14  4 M2
  14/9/13  4 M4
  5/5/13  4 M2
  25/5/17  3 M4
  24/7/16  3 M6
  29/12/13  3 M2
  15/5/12  3 M4
  11/9/20  2 M6
  24/7/20  2 M4
  7/8/18  2 M5
  30/7/17  2 M4
  17/7/17  2 M5
  20/10/16  2 M2
  25/8/16  2 M5
  1/9/14  2 M5
  16/9/12  2 M3
  12/5/12  2 M3
  4/3/12  2 M4
  10/12/11  2 M2
  30/7/11  2 M4
  23/5/15  1 M2
  18/4/15  1 M2
  25/11/14  1 M5
  31/10/13  1 M2
  10/8/13  1 M4
  9/8/13  1 M3
  8/6/13  1 M3
  6/6/13  1 M3
  11/5/13  1 M1
  16/3/13  1 M2
  11/2/12  1 M2
  9/4/11  1 M3C1
  24/7/09  1 M4
  21/7/76  1 M1
  1/7/18  0 M2
  1/6/18  0 M2
  25/5/18  0 M6
  3/6/17  0 M2
  3/6/16  0 M3
  28/2/16  0 M2
  6/10/15  0 M2
  18/7/15  0 M4
  18/6/15  0 M2
  26/6/14  0 M1
  3/5/14  0 M2
  2/11/13  0 M2
  21/7/13  0 M12
  7/10/12  0 M2
  15/9/12  0 M2
  3/8/12  0 M2
  26/5/12  0 M4
  28/1/12  0 M2
  12/10/10  0 M2
  3/5/10  0 M1
  24/4/10  0 M2
  23/2/09  0 M2
  9/7/97  0 M4
  28/8/93  0 M4

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