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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
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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.
Walker-friendly accommodation in the area
Users' walk reports for Lochnagar
There are 10335 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Lochnagar. They have contributed 199 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.