The Cairnwell

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The Cairnwell is a prominent cone-shaped mountain when seen from the south on the drive up the Cairnwell Pass. It is a great viewpoint, but the summit has been ruined by the construction of communications masts whilst its slopes are scattered with ski-ing impedimentia.

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Region: Cairngorms

Altitude: 933 metres

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Detailed route description and map

The Cairnwell Munros from the pass

Other routes and challenges

The Cairnwell can also be tackled up the southern flank, striking up from the Old Military Road.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Braemar Hotels

Braemar B&B

Braemar cottages

Cairngorms hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)


The Cairnwell



Users' walk reports for The Cairnwell

There are 12135 Walkhighlanders who have climbed The Cairnwell. They have contributed 149 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
  25/8/18  32 M14
  20/9/13  23 M9
  8/9/12  21 M8
  27/7/14  10 M5
  28/1/12  10 M5
  9/4/17  9 M3
  6/1/19  8 M6
  2/6/13  8 M9
  5/6/21  7 M8
  20/6/15  7 M4
  8/1/15  7 M3
  10/12/11  7 M3
  8/8/21  6 M8
  15/4/17  6 M9
  29/4/11  6 M14
  5/7/20  5 M3
  3/12/16  5 M3
  29/8/13  5 M3
  15/1/12  5 M3
  17/12/11  5 M3
  17/6/21  4 M2
  16/8/21  3 M9
  12/6/21  3 M3
  29/5/21  3 M3
  26/10/20  3 M3
  10/2/19  3 M3
  2/1/19  3 M3
  27/5/17  3 M3
  2/10/11  3 M3
  14/10/21  2 M2
  31/7/21  2 M9
  3/2/18  2 M4
  14/8/16  2 M11
  30/8/15  2 M3
  15/11/14  2 M3
  11/1/14  2 M3C1
  12/10/13  2 M3
  30/6/13  2 M9
  16/5/13  2 M6
  30/12/12  2 M3
  16/9/12  2 M3
  16/6/12  2 M3
  12/2/12  2 M3
  9/9/11  2 M9
  29/9/20  1 M3
  13/7/20  1 M3
  13/7/19  1 M3
  6/7/19  1 M3
  15/9/17  1 M3
  12/8/17  1 M3
  27/6/17  1 M3
  21/1/17  1 M2
  25/6/16  1 M2
  30/4/16  1 M3
  24/9/15  1 M3
  2/8/15  1 M3
  1/7/15  1 M4
  26/7/14  1 M3
  31/5/14  1 M3
  3/8/13  1 M3
  18/5/13  1 M6
  4/9/12  1 M8
  22/7/12  1 M2
  3/7/12  1 M3
  7/4/12  1 M3
  1/4/12  1 M9
  5/1/12  1 M3
  29/12/11  1 M2
  25/11/11  1 M3
  25/1/11  1 M4
  12/9/09  1 M3
  28/7/09  1 M3
  6/9/21  0 M3
  22/8/21  0 M3
  2/4/21  0 M2
  22/7/20  0 M3
  29/5/19  0 M3
  15/5/19  0 M3
  5/8/17  0 M3
  15/6/17  0 M3
  26/5/17  0 M3
  19/12/16  0 M3
  31/7/16  0 M3
  28/7/16  0 M3
  16/7/16  0 M3
  21/4/16  0 M3
  23/10/15  0 M3
  19/10/15  0 M7
  15/10/15  0 M3
  3/10/15  0 M3
  8/7/15  0 M1
  2/4/15  0 M3
  5/7/14  0 M3
  27/6/14  0 M7
  18/8/13  0 M3
  18/7/13  0 M9
  6/7/13  0 M3
  11/6/13  0 M3
  21/5/13  0 M3
  27/4/13  0 M3
  18/2/13  0 M1
  1/11/12  0 M3
  24/10/12  0 M3
  20/10/12  0 M3
  30/9/12  0 M3
  8/9/12  0 M3
  1/9/12  0 M3
  15/8/12  0 M3
  28/7/12  0 M3
  17/7/12  0 M3
  3/6/12  0 M3
  23/5/12  0 M3
  14/4/12  0 M3
  21/3/12  0 M3
  19/2/12  0 M3
  28/1/12  0 M3
  16/1/12  0 M3
  17/12/11  0 M3
  22/11/11  0 M3
  20/10/11  0 M3
  14/8/11  0 M3
  2/8/11  0 M3
  1/7/11  0 M3
  21/5/11  0 M3
  19/5/11  0 M3
  17/5/11  0 M3
  14/5/11  0 M9
  8/5/11  0 M3
  24/4/11  0 M3
  3/4/11  0 M3
  21/11/10  0 M3
  21/11/10  0 M3
  8/11/10  0 M3
  5/11/10  0 M2
  16/10/10  0 M3
  9/10/10  0 M3
  9/10/10  0 M3
  18/9/10  0 M3
  17/9/10  0 M3
  22/7/10  0 M2
  5/7/10  0 M1
  27/6/10  0 M3
  20/6/10  0 M3
  19/6/10  0 M9
  11/4/10  0 M3
  2/4/10  0 M3
  11/7/09  0 M3
  30/7/08  0 M3
  30/7/08  0 M3

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