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Lochnagar is one of the most celebrated of the Munros, a pointed summit rising high above one of Scotland's most beautiful corries. It was also featured in a poem by Lord Byron, ending with the following lines:England thy beauties are tame and domesticTo one who has roved on the mountains afarOh! For the crags that are wild and magesticThe steep frowning glories of dark Lochnagar.
Altitude: 1155 metres
Detailed route description and map
Other routes and challenges
The two routes given are by far the most popular options today.
A traditional alternative is to begin from Auchallater in Glen Clunie, heading up towards Loch Callater and then following the old pony path that skirts round Carn an t-Sagairt Mor en route to the summit.