Lochnagar

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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 domestic
To one who has roved on the mountains afar
Oh! For the crags that are wild and magestic
The steep frowning glories of dark Lochnagar.

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Region: Cairngorms

Altitude: 1155 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Lochnagar from Spittal of Glenmuick

The White Mounth Munros round

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 Càrn an t-Sagairt Mòr en route to the summit.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Braemar Hotels

Braemar B&B

Braemar cottages

Cairngorms hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)


Lochnagar



Users' walk reports for Lochnagar

There are 10854 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Lochnagar. They have contributed 202 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
  2/7/11  39 M1
  25/8/18  32 M14
  3/12/11  18 M5
  23/6/12  15 M5
  29/4/19  14 M7
  14/9/18  14 M4
  19/11/17  14 M1
  8/3/15  14 M5
  23/10/20  13 M1
  2/8/15  13 M1
  5/7/15  11 M5
  27/7/14  10 M5
  22/7/12  10 M5
  26/6/09  10 M1
  16/10/20  9 M5
  30/8/17  9 M10G2
  16/8/15  8 M1
  14/4/18  7 M5C1
  21/3/15  7 M5
  1/12/13  7 M5
  12/7/13  7 M1
  20/4/11  7 M1
  8/8/18  6 M5C1
  16/5/18  6 M5
  17/6/17  6 M1
  11/7/14  6 M1
  15/4/14  6 M8
  11/7/13  6 M2C1G1
  25/6/11  6 M5C1
  10/3/10  6 M4
  4/12/16  5 M5
  29/7/14  5 M5
  24/6/13  5 M5
  31/3/13  5 M1
  2/9/12  5 M5
  1/5/21  4 M5
  23/2/18  4 M5
  28/5/17  4 M1
  25/5/17  4 M5C1
  12/1/17  4 M1
  27/7/16  4 M5
  27/6/16  4 M1
  10/6/15  4 M7
  2/1/15  4 M1
  27/6/14  4 M5
  21/8/20  3 M6C1G1
  21/7/20  3 M1C1
  21/10/19  3 M1
  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
  8/9/12  3 M1
  21/7/12  3 M2C1
  26/5/12  3 M5
  28/2/12  3 M5
  12/4/11  3 M1
  22/5/10  3 M5
  10/4/10  3 M3
  23/4/21  2 M2
  12/5/18  2 M1
  6/9/17  2 M5
  14/7/17  2 M5
  23/6/17  2 M7
  16/7/16  2 M5
  13/9/15  2 M2
  20/4/15  2 M2
  9/7/14  2 M5
  31/5/14  2 M5
  6/7/13  2 M6
  29/6/13  2 M5
  16/2/13  2 M1
  6/10/12  2 M5
  25/8/12  2 M5
  14/7/12  2 M9
  15/9/11  2 M1
  17/4/11  2 M1
  24/12/10  2 M1
  27/5/21  1 M5
  2/10/19  1 M5
  27/5/19  1 M5
  30/6/18  1 M5
  24/5/18  1 M3
  7/12/17  1 M1
  8/10/17  1 M5
  8/7/17  1 M1
  21/6/17  1 M1
  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
  26/6/16  1 M1
  25/1/16  1 M1
  3/10/15  1 M5
  24/7/14  1 M1
  7/7/14  1 M5
  5/10/13  1 M8C1
  21/9/13  1 M5
  31/8/13  1 M5
  27/7/13  1 M5
  7/7/13  1 M1
  29/6/13  1 M5
  22/10/12  1 M1
  16/9/12  1 M5
  19/8/12  1 M2
  21/7/12  1 M1
  6/5/12  1 M11
  19/3/12  1 M1
  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
  24/4/11  1 M2
  22/4/11  1 M5
  21/4/11  1 M3
  10/10/10  1 M1
  17/9/10  1 M5
  26/7/10  1 M5
  18/6/10  1 M5
  14/5/10  1 M5C1
  1/5/10  1 M1C1
  23/8/09  1 M1
  31/7/09  1 M4
  5/6/93  1 M5
  5/9/20  0 M5
  29/6/19  0 M1
  30/9/18  0 M1
  21/7/18  0 M5
  18/7/18  0 M1
  4/6/18  0 M6
  27/5/18  0 M2
  2/10/17  0 M5
  4/10/16  0 M5
  19/9/16  0 M5
  26/8/16  0 M5
  13/7/16  0 M1
  3/6/16  0 M3
  13/10/15  0 M1
  10/10/15  0 M5
  27/9/15  0 M5
  9/7/15  0 M5
  27/6/15  0 M5
  17/4/15  0 M1
  23/11/14  0 M3C1
  8/11/14  0 M1
  22/9/14  0 M5
  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
  30/6/12  0 M1
  26/5/12  0 M5C1
  5/11/11  0 M1
  30/10/11  0 M1
  13/10/11  0 M1
  24/9/11  0 M5
  23/9/11  0 M1
  6/8/11  0 M5
  18/7/11  0 M5
  4/7/11  0 M1
  3/7/11  0 M11
  18/6/11  0 M1
  4/6/11  0 M1
  21/5/11  0 M5
  15/5/11  0 M1
  13/5/11  0 M1
  26/4/11  0 M1
  16/4/11  0 M5
  15/4/11  0 M1
  10/4/11  0 M2
  25/1/11  0 M1
  30/10/10  0 M5
  24/10/10  0 M1
  14/10/10  0 M1
  2/9/10  0 M1
  11/7/10  0 M1
  12/6/10  0 M5
  16/10/09  0 M1
  3/10/09  0 M1
  30/8/09  0 M1
  15/5/09  0 M2
  15/3/09  0 M1
  8/12/08  0 M1
  17/11/08  0 M1
  11/10/08  0 M1

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