4.5 of 5 (3 votes)

Morrone from Braemar

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Cairngorms in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, about 13.20km (8.20 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 557m (1827ft)
Descent 560m (1837ft)
Max. Elevation 860m (2821ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 1117m (3664ft)
Start & End
Distance 13.20km
Duration ~5:30h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 09 Sep 2014
Morrone - known as Morven to some - is the peak just to the south of Braemar. It's a straightforward day in the hills, but still enough to be a full day out (especially in winter conditions). The route leads to the summit, with fine views back across the town, then continues on the high ground to Carn na Drochaide before returning via Glen Clunie.

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OS Grid NO148913
Take the bus to Braemar.
OS Grid NO149904
Head along Cluniebank Road to the golf course. Look for the track just before the club house.
About 0.96 km (~0.6 miles) from
OS Grid NO143904
Where the path splits, take the left fork leading uphill.
About 0.56 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid NO132886
It's a steady slog up to the summit.
About 2.10 km (~1.3 miles) from
OS Grid NO131873
Descend via the track into the col.
About 1.31 km (~0.81 miles) from
OS Grid NO126860
Turn right in the col to head towards the day's second summit of Carn na Drochaide.
About 1.38 km (~0.86 miles) from
OS Grid NO133875
Retrace your steps back to the col, then look for the path heading down the spur.
About 1.70 km (~1.06 miles) from
OS Grid NO151881
Follow the spur to the military road that runs along the glen.
About 1.89 km (~1.17 miles) from
OS Grid NO150912
Although it's a bit of a long way along the road back, it's hard to complain with scenery like this.
About 3.04 km (~1.89 miles) from

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