Cairn Bannoch

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Cairn Bannoch is a fairly insignificant summit on the Mounth plateau to the south of Lochnagar. The most significant feature nearby is the great cliff of Creag an Dubh Loch to the northeast (but out of sight).

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Region: Cairngorms

Altitude: 1012 metres

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Detailed route description and map

The White Mounth Munros circuit

Other routes and challenges

A shorter route is simply to climb Cairn Bannoch over neighbouring Broad Cairn, initially using the track from the Spittal of Glenmuick. An impressive but rougher variation it to combine this with an ascent / descent via Creag an Dubh-loch, passing the Dubh loch and the Stulan falls.

A more unusual approach would be from the head of Glen Clova in Angus. Head up to Bachnagairn, then up over Broad Cairn; 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)


Cairn Bannoch



Users' walk reports for Cairn Bannoch

There are 7525 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Cairn Bannoch. They have contributed 148 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
  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
  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
  6/1/19  0 M7
  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
  10/10/15  0 M5
  27/9/15  0 M5
  9/7/15  0 M5
  27/6/15  0 M5
  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
  26/2/11  0 M5C1
  30/10/10  0 M5
  24/7/10  0 M4
  12/6/10  0 M5

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