Broad Cairn

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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.

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Region: Cairngorms

Altitude: 998 metres

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Detailed route description and map

The White Mounth Munros circuit

Creag an Dubh Loch and Broad Cairn, Glenmuick

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

Braemar Hotels

Braemar B&B

Braemar cottages

Cairngorms hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)


Broad Cairn



Users' walk reports for Broad Cairn

There are 8064 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.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  19/11/11  44 M6
  25/8/18  32 M14
  3/12/11  18 M5
  23/6/12  15 M5
  29/4/19  14 M7
  8/3/15  14 M5
  15/8/15  12 M10
  5/7/15  11 M5
  22/7/12  10 M5
  16/10/20  9 M5
  30/8/17  9 M10G2
  14/4/18  7 M5C1
  2/9/17  7 M2
  20/11/16  7 M4
  21/3/15  7 M5
  1/12/13  7 M5
  8/8/18  6 M5C1
  16/5/18  6 M5
  15/4/14  6 M8
  26/10/11  6 M4
  25/6/11  6 M5C1
  31/8/17  5 M2
  4/12/16  5 M5
  20/2/15  5 M2
  29/7/14  5 M5
  24/6/13  5 M5
  29/9/12  5 M3
  2/9/12  5 M5
  16/3/10  5 M2
  1/5/21  4 M5
  23/2/18  4 M5
  25/5/17  4 M5C1
  27/7/16  4 M5
  24/7/16  4 M2
  10/6/15  4 M7
  27/6/14  4 M5
  10/3/12  4 M2
  7/7/18  3 M5
  25/5/18  3 M7
  23/7/15  3 M5C1
  20/10/13  3 M5
  8/9/13  3 M5
  1/6/13  3 M5
  24/11/12  3 M1
  26/5/12  3 M5
  28/2/12  3 M5
  22/5/10  3 M5
  6/7/20  2 M2
  5/7/19  2 M2
  31/7/18  2 M1
  6/9/17  2 M5
  14/7/17  2 M5
  23/6/17  2 M7
  1/6/17  2 M2
  16/7/16  2 M5
  9/7/14  2 M5
  31/5/14  2 M5
  29/6/13  2 M5
  6/10/12  2 M5
  25/8/12  2 M5
  14/7/12  2 M9
  12/3/12  2 M2
  23/7/11  2 M4
  7/11/10  2 M4
  27/5/21  1 M5
  2/10/19  1 M5
  27/5/19  1 M5
  30/6/18  1 M5
  8/10/17  1 M5
  31/5/17  1 M7
  14/9/16  1 M5
  26/8/16  1 M5
  6/8/16  1 M5
  4/7/16  1 M5
  3/10/15  1 M5
  19/6/15  1 M8
  18/4/15  1 M2
  30/11/14  1 M6
  7/7/14  1 M5
  5/10/13  1 M8C1
  21/9/13  1 M5
  31/8/13  1 M5
  27/8/13  1 M2
  27/7/13  1 M5
  29/6/13  1 M5
  24/5/13  1 M3
  24/5/13  1 M3
  16/9/12  1 M5
  16/7/12  1 M3
  6/5/12  1 M11
  1/11/11  1 M5C1
  16/10/11  1 M5
  24/9/11  1 M5
  10/9/11  1 M5
  13/8/11  1 M5
  6/8/11  1 M5C1
  5/8/11  1 M5
  31/7/11  1 M5
  30/7/11  1 M5
  4/7/11  1 M5
  23/6/11  1 M5
  30/5/11  1 M5
  5/5/11  1 M5
  22/4/11  1 M5
  17/9/10  1 M5
  26/7/10  1 M5
  18/7/10  1 M4
  18/6/10  1 M5
  14/5/10  1 M5C1
  14/12/09  1 M3
  31/7/09  1 M4
  5/6/93  1 M5
  5/9/20  0 M5
  30/4/19  0 M2
  15/2/19  0 M2
  21/7/18  0 M5
  4/6/18  0 M6
  2/10/17  0 M5
  4/10/16  0 M5
  19/9/16  0 M5
  26/8/16  0 M5
  3/8/16  0 M1
  30/4/16  0 M3
  10/10/15  0 M5
  27/9/15  0 M5
  9/7/15  0 M5
  27/6/15  0 M5
  5/4/15  0 M1
  22/9/14  0 M5
  29/6/14  0 M2
  26/6/14  0 M11
  31/7/13  0 M5
  25/7/13  0 M5
  22/7/13  0 M5
  30/6/13  0 M5
  3/6/13  0 M5
  22/9/12  0 M5
  22/7/12  0 M5
  26/5/12  0 M5C1
  8/11/11  0 M4
  24/9/11  0 M5
  6/8/11  0 M5
  18/7/11  0 M5
  3/7/11  0 M11
  21/5/11  0 M5
  1/5/11  0 M4
  16/4/11  0 M5
  2/4/11  0 M6
  21/3/11  0 M1
  29/1/11  0 M1
  30/10/10  0 M5
  24/7/10  0 M4
  12/6/10  0 M5

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