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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)




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

There are 2133 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Beinn a'Chaorainn (Cairngorms). They have contributed 67 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.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  15/08/2014  22 M5
  10/02/2012  21 M2
  25/07/2011  15 M7
  13/09/2014  11 M10
  07/08/2014  11 M1
  13/01/2012  11 M2
  12/12/2015  9 M2
  25/06/2014  9 M6
  15/03/2014  9 M1
  02/07/2012  9 M7C4
  08/05/2015  7 M3
  17/09/2016  6 M6
  28/04/2014  6 M2
  17/06/2017  5 M3
  09/09/2015  5 M7C1
  16/09/2015  4 M9
  21/08/2015  4 M4
  26/07/2014  4 M4
  24/06/2014  4 M2
  14/09/2013  4 M4
  05/05/2013  4 M2
  06/05/2012  4 M4
  25/05/2017  3 M2
  24/07/2016  3 M6
  29/12/2013  3 M2
  15/05/2012  3 M4
  20/10/2016  2 M2
  25/08/2016  2 M5
  01/09/2014  2 M5
  16/09/2012  2 M3
  04/03/2012  2 M4
  10/12/2011  2 M2
  30/07/2011  2 M4
  23/05/2015  1 M2
  18/04/2015  1 M2
  25/11/2014  1 M5
  31/10/2013  1 M2
  10/08/2013  1 M4
  09/08/2013  1 M3
  08/06/2013  1 M3
  06/06/2013  1 M3
  16/03/2013  1 M2
  12/05/2012  1 M3
  11/02/2012  1 M2
  09/04/2011  1 M3C1
  24/07/2009  1 M4
  03/06/2017  0 M2
  03/06/2016  0 M3
  28/02/2016  0 M2
  06/10/2015  0 M2
  18/07/2015  0 M4
  18/06/2015  0 M2
  26/06/2014  0 M1
  03/05/2014  0 M2
  02/11/2013  0 M2
  21/07/2013  0 M12
  11/05/2013  0 M1
  07/10/2012  0 M2
  15/09/2012  0 M2
  03/08/2012  0 M2
  26/05/2012  0 M4
  28/01/2012  0 M2
  12/10/2010  0 M2
  03/05/2010  0 M1
  24/04/2010  0 M2
  23/02/2009  0 M2
  09/07/1997  0 M4

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