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Cairngorms Outstanding Circular Walks

Cairngorms Outstanding Circular Walks

compiled by: John Brooks, Neil Wilson and Peter Koch-Osborne
This guidebook contains 200 miles of amazing walking amid the imperious splendour of the Cairngorms, Britain's most extensive mountainous area. Low level and hill walks are ranged across the National Park, from Newtonmore to Ballater and Grantown to Blair Atholl. See ospreys at Loch Garten, pass through ancient Rothiemurchus pine forest to the Lairig Ghru and tackle the demanding mountain walks of Braeriach and Lochnager.

The Cairngorm range covers about 300 square miles. Geologically it belongs to the Grampian mountain system, the massive which lies at the heart of the Scottish Highlands. The Cairngorms rise imperiously to the east of the River Spey, their tops often snow covered and veiled in mist. The River Dee flows from the eastern side of the Cairngorms and separates Lochnagar from the other main summits. High level routes in this guide should not be attempted in the winter months and even in summer the weather can pose problems on the high Cairngorm plateau, so heed the sound advice given in this guide.

Clear and easy to follow directions are accompanied by detailed 1:25,000 scale maps from Ordnance Survey and specially commissioned photographs. With 28 colour-coded routes to choose from, all tried and tested by seasoned walkers and varying from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes, there is a walk to suit all situations.

The guide introduces you to the area and highlights the most scenic walks. Each walk entry begins with a box giving start, distance, height gain, time, parking and route terrain. This is followed by a short overview highlighting the routes features. The main route finding instructions have paragraphs numbered corresponding to numbers on the OS map making navigation safe and easy. There are GPS references for all the route waypoints and the route is highlighted in yellow on the map. The guide also includes information on where to park, good pubs and places of interest along the route

The walk locations are:
Boat of Garten - 4 miles
Braes of Abernethy from Dorback Lodge - 4.25 miles
Bynack More from Glenmore - 14.25 miles
Cambus o' May and the Muir of Dinnet - 9.25 miles
Carn an Fhreiceadain from Kingussie - 10.5 miles
Carn Daimh from Glenlivet - 6.5 miles
Carrbridge and General Wade's Road - 7.75 miles
Craigendarroch from Ballater - 1.5 miles
Creag a Chalamain and Castle Hill - 8 miles
Creag Bheag and Loch Gynack from Kingussie - 4.25 miles
Eag a' Chait and Loch Morlich - 7.75 miles
Fiacaill and Cairn Lochan - 6.5 miles
Five Bridges walk, Ballater - 5.5 miles
Gleann Eanaich - 13 miles
Glen Banchor and Craggan from Newtonmore - 3 miles
Glen Brown and Tom nam Marbh - 4.5 miles
Glen Feshie - 6.75 miles
Glen Lui and Derry Lodge - 7 miles
Glen Tilt - 6 miles
Grantown-on-Spey, woodland and riverside - 7 miles
Lairig Ghru from Whitewell - 12.75 miles
Lily Loch and Loch an Eilein from Inverdruie - 6 miles
Loch an Eilein - 8 miles
Loch Garten and Loch Mallachie - 1.75 miles
Loch Muick - 7.5 miles
Lochnager and Loch Muick - 14 miles
Morrone from Braemar - 7 miles
Sron na Lairige and Braerlach - 18 miles

ISBN 9780319090398 Pages 95 (2017) 132mm x 228mm

Price: 12.50