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Broad Cairn is part of the vast, rolling Mounth plateau. Most conveniently climbed from Loch Muick, it is best seen from that direction.
Altitude: 998 metres
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Detailed route description and map
Other routes and challenges
A shorter route is simply to climb Broad Cairn using the track from the Spittal of Glenmuick - used as the descent route in the descriptions above. Cairn Bannoch could also be included.
A more unusual approach would be from the head of Glen Clova in Angus. Head up to Bachnagairn, then up over Broad Cairn and Cairn Bannoch; a descent can be made via Crow Craigies.
Walker-friendly accommodation in the area
Users' walk reports for Broad Cairn
There are 8060 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Broad Cairn. They have contributed 153 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.