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A Plan B in the Cairngorms

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Cairngorms starting and finishing in Highlands, Scotland, about 13.26km (8.24 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:30. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 538m (1765ft)
Loss 562m (1843ft)
Max. Elevation 790m (2591ft)
Elevation (total) 1100m (3608ft)
Start
South of Glenmore
End
Loch Morlich Watersports, Aviemore, Inverness-Shire, Scotlan
Distance 13.26km
(8.24mi)
Duration ~4:30
Difficulty  
Moderate
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by GaryShipp on 04 Feb 2012
This is a great route for those who prefer a less challenging  / exposed walk in the Cairngorms, or for when the weather on the plateau is too inhospitable. It offers fine views and varied scenery, taking in several small summits and some preserved Scots pine forests. 

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Walk Map

Waypoints

OS Grid NH981088
Alight the Aviemore to Cairngorm bus at the entrance to the car park - you will have to speak to the driver to arrange.
Junction with track About 1.36 km (~0.85 miles) from
OS Grid NH991097
Turn right along the main track.
An Lochan Uaine About 1.24 km (~0.77 miles) from
OS Grid NJ000106
Beautiful little almost emerald coloured Lochan.
Ryvoan Bothy About 0.98 km (~0.61 miles) from
OS Grid NJ005114
This easy to access bothy offers a place to shelter in poor weather or an overnight stay.
Information posts About 0.55 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid NH999113
Take the time to read the information finger posts on the way up the hill for some interesting facts about the wildlife and fauna of this area.
Summit of Meall a Bhuachaille About 0.97 km (~0.6 miles) from
OS Grid NH990115
810 metres high at the summit affords stunning views in all directions.
Boggy spot About 0.63 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid NH984116
As the main path leaves back to Glenmore Village, the path gets less maintained and boggy down here.
Creagan Gorm About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid NH978120
Another spot with excellent views.
Craiggowrie About 2.36 km (~1.47 miles) from
OS Grid NH961136
Take in the final views before heading SSW towards the forestry area.
Plantation About 1.32 km (~0.82 miles) from
OS Grid NH949130
Look out for the orange waymark arrows and follows these into the forest.
Forestry Track About 0.21 km (~0.13 miles) from
OS Grid NH947129
Turn tight at the junction and keep heading straight on the main track. The orange waymarkers should help you feel you're on the right track.
Badaguish Outdoor Centre About 1.65 km (~1.03 miles) from
OS Grid NH955115
Head through the buildings and then down the entrance drive. It is possible to arrange camping or accommodation here at certain times of the year.
Old Logging Track About 1.29 km (~0.8 miles) from
OS Grid NH950103
Running parallel to the road there is cycle / walking track signposted the 'Old Logging Track'.

2 comments... join the discussion!

03 Oct 2013
Indeed

Hi Pete, indeed, it's by the man himself.

03 Oct 2013
Gary Shipp

Is this by the Gary of carfreewalks ?

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