Cairngorms

Description

Mountain range in the eastern Highlands of Scotland. The highest of these mountains is named identical: Cairn Gorm, Blue Hill. Highest summit however is Ben Macdui, 1309 m. The mountain range is located between Aviemore and Braemar.

This area is good for walking, both beautiful and wild. The glens are pretty and sometimes spectacular. The mountains themselves can be climbed without technical problems, but require a good physical fitness.

Opinions

Rate 9.0 | 1 vote | No 3. in United Kingdom
  • Henk Nouws July 1977
  • Rate 9
  • Positive Maybe nostalgism. Ben Avon was one of my first mountains. Soaked in rain. The Green Loch.
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Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • Scotland
  • A comprehensive handbook covering the finest walks, scrambles, climbs and ski tours in Scotland, with a variety of wild landscapes ranging from the Southern Uplands to the great granite plateaus of the Cairngorms and jagged arêtes of the Cuillin on the Isle of Skye. All the information the independent mountain lover needs for any activity. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Scotland Mountain Range Guide
  • Cicerone’s Scotland Mountain Range Guide is full of route and practical information for the independent mountain lover, whether with a view to walking, climbing, scrambling or ski touring in terrain such as the Southern Uplands, the great granite plateaus of the Cairngorms and the jagged arêtes of the Cuillin hills on the Isle of... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
  • Scotland
  • A handbook covering the finest walks, scrambles, climbs and ski tours in Scotland, with its variety of wild landscapes ranging from the Southern Uplands to the great granite plateaus of the Cairngorms and jagged arêtes of the Cuillin hills on the Isle of Skye. All the information the independent mountain lover needs for any activity. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Scotland | Cicerone
  • Als je wilt wandelen in Schotland is dit het ultieme naslagwerk. A resource book covering the finest walks and climbs in Scotland, with its variety of wild landscapes ranging from the Southern Uplands to the great granite plateaus of the Cairngorms to the jagged arêtes of the Cuillin hills on the Isle of Skye. Whatever activity you are planning... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • Walking in the Angus Glens
  • A guidebook to 30 walks in the Angus Glens; north of Dundee and south of the Cairngorms. Covering the five Glens of Isla, Prosen, Clova, Lethnot and Esk with routes for competent walkers to explore remote upland areas. From 6 to 25km, the walks visit Munro peaks, glacial valleys, craggy corries, forests and lochs, and treat you to fabulous views. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • The Angus Glens - A Walker`s Guide - 30 Routes for Exploring the Region
  • This handy guidebook describes 30 walks of different lengths and grades in and above the Angus Glens - Isla, Prosen, Clova, Lethnot and Esk. Situated just north of Dundee and within easy reach of Brechin and Forfar, the glens of Angus radiate like the fingers and thumb of a hand, stretching from the fertile plains of Strathmore deep into the... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
  • Walking in the Angus Glens
  • A guidebook to 30 walks in the Angus Glens; north of Dundee and south of the Cairngorms. Covering the five Glens of Isla, Prosen, Clova, Lethnot and Esk with routes for competent walkers to explore remote upland areas. From 6 to 25km, the walks visit Munro peaks, glacial valleys, craggy corries, forests and lochs, and treat you to fabulous views. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Scotland's Mountain Ridges
  • A guidebook covering the best summer scrambling, rock climbing and winter mountaineering on Scotland's ridges, from the remote Cairngorms to the splendour of the Cuillin. With inspirational photographs, the guidebook is both a celebration of the landscape and a practical route guide. Read more
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United Kingdom
2014
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • Three Peaks, Ten Tors
  • A guidebook to the best UK challenge walks. The 15 routes include the 3 peaks (National, Yorkshire & Lancashire), Dartmoor Ten Tors, the Lyke Wake Walk, Across Wales Walk, the Lairig Ghru, the Exmoor Hundred, the Welsh 3000s, Lakes 3000s and the Cairngorm 4000s. With notes on planning, schedules, how to choose the challenge and much more. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • Three Peaks, Ten Tors - Long Distance & Challenge Walks in the UK
  • Ronald Turnbull’s Cicerone guide to Three Peaks, Ten Tors is a practical book exploring long-distance and challenge walks in the UK, providing tips and advice on tools, techniques, routes and reminiscences from the author’s own walks. For aspiring or novice long-distance walkers, the guide is valuable in providing tips on how to minimise the... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • Scotland's Best Small Mountains
  • Walking guidebook to 40 of the best small mountains in Scotland under 3000ft (non-Munros). The best for beauty, views, character, history and location, and all suitable for walkers, the guidebook explores hills in the far north, Torridon, Lochaber, the Great Glen, the Cairngorms, Glencoe, Arrochar, the Trossachs and Skye, Eigg, Mull and Arran. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
  • Scotland's Best Small Mountains
  • Walking guidebook to 40 of the best small mountains in Scotland under 3000ft (non-Munros). The best for beauty, views, character, history and location, and all suitable for walkers, the guidebook explores hills in the far north, Torridon, Lochaber, the Great Glen, the Cairngorms, Glencoe, Arrochar, the Trossachs and Skye, Eigg, Mull and Arran. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Walking the Munros Vol 2 - Northern Highlands and the Cairngorms
  • Guidebook to walking the northern Munros, covering the northern Highlands, the Cairngorms and the Isle of Skye. 70 routes are described, including those up Ben Macdui, Braeriach and Cairn Gorm. Routes range from 7 to 46km, requiring a fair level of fitness. The second of two guidebooks to walking Scotland's Munros: peaks higher than 3000ft. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
  • Walking the Munros Vol 2 - Northern Highlands and the Cairngorms
  • Guidebook to walking the northern Munros, covering the Northern Highlands, the Cairngorms and the Isle of Skye. 70 routes are described, including those up Ben Macdui, Braeriach and Cairn Gorm. Routes range from 7 to 46km, requiring a fair level of fitness. The second of two guidebooks to walking Scotland's Munros: peaks higher than 3000ft. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2011
  • Winter Climbs in the Cairngorms
  • A practical guidebook to the best winter climbing routes in the Cairngorms, on Creag Meagaidh noted for its classic ice climbs, Lochnagar and Braeriach. Routes include a wide range of grades, lengths and styles, with stunning photographs, topos and route descriptions. Simple to exceptionally difficult routes. Scottish winter climbing at its best. Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Walking the Munros Vol 1 - Southern, Central and Western Highlands
  • Guidebook to walking the Munros in southern, central and western Highlands. Describes 69 challenging routes across 139 of the iconic 3000ft+ mountains covering areas such as Glencoe, Bridge of Orchy and Mull. Includes routes up Ben More, Ben Alder, Ben Lomond and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. Volume 1 of two guidebooks. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Walking the Munros: Volume 1 : Southern, Central and Western Highlands
  • This guidebook presents 69 challenging and inspiring routes to climb 139 Munro mountains, including Scotland`s highest peak, Ben Nevis. Part of a two-part set, this first volume covers the southern, central and western Highlands (south of the Great Glen), taking in stunning areas such as Glen Coe, Glen Shee, Lochaber and Mull. Covering popular... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
  • Walking the Munros Vol 1 - Southern, Central and Western Highlands
  • Volume 1 of a two-part set to walking Scotland's Munros. Describes 69 challenging routes across 139 of the iconic 3000ft+ mountains in the southern, central and western Highlands covering areas such as Glencoe, Bridge of Orchy and Mull. Includes routes up Ben More, Ben Alder, Ben Lomond and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2012
  • Walking the Corbetts Vol 1 South of the Great Glen
  • Walking the Corbetts describes routes up all 112 Scottish Corbetts (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains) south of the Great Glen, covering the Southern Uplands, Southern Highlands, Cairngorms, Jura and Arran. These Scottish hills are every bit as interesting as the Munros, and often clear when the Munros are in cloud. Part of a 2-volume set. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • Corbetts Walking Vol 1: South of the Great Glen
  • Walking the Corbetts Volume 1: South of the Great Glen guide from Cicerone Press describes in 95 routes the most interesting ascents of the 112 peaks south of the Fort William - Loch Ness - Inverness line, including the Southern Highlands, Southern Uplands and the islands of Jura and Arran.The Corbetts are Scottish mountains between 2500 and... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2012
  • Walking the Corbetts Vol 1 South of the Great Glen
  • Walking the Corbetts describes routes up all 112 Scottish Corbetts (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains) south of the Great Glen, covering the Southern Uplands, Southern Highlands, Cairngorms, Jura and Arran. These Scottish hills are every bit as interesting as the Munros, and often clear when the Munros are in cloud. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Walking in the Cairngorms
  • Guidebook describing a selection of over 100 walks in the Cairngorms National Park and Lochnagar, covering low-level, mid-level and mountain routes (including 18 Munro summits) and both day walks and multi-day treks. From gentle sandy trails to rocky scrambles, the routes suit most abilities, taking in mountains, forests, lochs and moorland. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Walking in the Cairngorms
  • This guidebook contains over 100 routes for walking in the Scottish Cairngorms. It includes 18 Munro summits and smaller viewpoint hills. Walks range in length from 1 to 26 miles and are graded for difficulty. For the adventurous there are the best of the area`s rocky scrambles, and the classic through-routes including the Lairig Ghru. For... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
  • Walking in the Cairngorms
  • Guidebook describing a selection of over 100 walks in the Cairngorms National Park and Lochnagar, covering low-level, mid-level and mountain routes (including 18 Munro summits) and both day walks and multi-day treks. From gentle sandy trails to rocky scrambles, the routes suit most abilities, taking in mountains, forests, lochs and moorland. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Walking in the Cairngorms | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids, sommige meerdaags, voor dit uitdagende wandelgebied in Schotland. This guidebook contains over 100 routes for walking in the Scottish Cairngorms. It includes 18 Munro summits and smaller viewpoint hills. Walks range in length from 1 to 26 miles and are graded for difficulty. For the adventurous there are the best of the... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • The Book of the Bothy
  • A celebration of 26 of the author's favourite bothies, as she shares her memories of her favourite 'stone tents' all over the UK in remote and wild locations. Packed with expert advice on how to make use of these 'free, old, empty houses', from packing lists to bothy etiquette and the best walks into these remote locations. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
  • The Book of the Bothy
  • A celebration of 26 of the author's favourite bothies, as she shares her memories of her favourite 'stone tents' all over the UK in remote and wild locations. Packed with expert advice on how to make use of these 'free, old, empty houses' from packing lists to bothy etiquette and the best walks into these remote locations. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Discover Cairngorms National Park
  • Cairngorms National Park on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:120,000 from Footprint Walks, with street plans of main towns plus on the reverse extensive tourist information including useful contact details, etc. The map covers the whole of the national park area, extending from Bridge of Avon and Grantown-on Spey to Pitlochry, and from... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Cairngorms Walking
  • Walking in the Cairngorms is experienced walker Ronald Turnbull’s Cicerone guide exploring the Munro summits of the Cairngorm region and also the smaller hills outside the main range. The guide covers the main Cairngorm range between Speyside and Deeside, as well as Lochnagar and offers the best of the area’s rocky scrambles and the classic... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Rock Trails Scottish Highlands -A Hillwalker`s Guide to the Geology & Scenery
  • The Scottish Highlands are home to Britain`s most spectacular mountain scenery. The stark hills, fearful crags, glorious glens and sparkling lochans make for a wide range of landscapes and have attracted generations of landscape lovers, hillwalkers and mountaineers. This book is intended to help those who adore this landscape to gain an insight... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cairngorms Walks
  • Cairngorms Walks in the Pathfinder Guides series, produced in association with Ordnance Survey and published by Crimson; comprising a range of walking guides to popular British destinations. Each Pathfinder guide includes 28 varied walks ranging from easy strolls to exhilarating hikes and is accompanied by 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey mapping with... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Aviemore & Central Cairngorms 25K AA/OS Walker`s Map
  • Aviemore and Central Cairngorms at 1:25,000 in a series of Walker’s Maps published by the AA with the cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. The map is double-sided and coverage includes Caringorms National Park, Cairn Gorm, Ben Macdui, Aviemore, Kincraig, Breamer, Crathie, etc.Maps in the AA Walker’s series are identical to... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cairngorms & Lochnagar
  • Waterproof mountain map of the Caingorms & Lochnagar from Harvey at 1:40,000, with a geological map of the region on the reverse, and advice on navigating the region safely.*MAIN MAP:* Topography is shown through clear altitude shading, spot heights, contours at 15m intervals, and index contours at 75m intervals. A variety of symbols are used... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Speyside Way
  • Speyside Way, a 123km / 77 miles trail between Buckie on the Moray coast and Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park or alternatively to Tomintoul, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The whole route is covered on five overlapping panels, with small street plans of Buckie, Charlestown... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Speyside Way XT40
  • Speyside Way, a 123km / 77 miles trail between Buckie on the Moray coast and Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park or alternatively to Tomintoul, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The whole route is covered on five overlapping panels, with small street plans of Buckie, Charlestown... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Speyside Walk (Schotland) | Harvey Maps
  • Een bijzonder handige kaart van dit lange-afstands-wandelpad van 144 km. Op waterafstotend papier met veel details, uitstekend en voldoende voor deze route. A leap forward in technical excellence: Tough, durable and 100% waterproof - virtually indestructible in normal use. Compact and light - the map itself weighs just 60gms - a third of the... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cairngorms Reference Map
  • Cairngorm Mountains on an overview map from Colin Baxter presenting at 1:85,000 an area from Aviemore and Kincraig in the north-west to Braemar in the south-east. Bold colouring and relief shading shows the topography, with names of numerous peaks, glens, etc.The map indicates main paths in the mountains and facilities available in various... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Rob Roy Way
  • Rob Roy Way, one of Scotland’s Great Trails from Drymen just north of Glasgow along Loch Tay to Pitlochry on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The whole route, either 124km/77 miles or 151km/94 miles long depending on which variant one follows,... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Rob Roy Way | Harvey Maps
  • Mooie, duidelijke kaart van de Rob Roy Way in Schotland. Geplastificeerd met veel extra informatie en uitsnedes van de route. One of Scotland's Great Trails Rob Roy Way is a walk across part of the Southern Highlands of Scotland taking in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. Starting from Drymen it goes north east to finish in... Read more
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Ordnance Survey
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Discover Royal Deeside
  • A self-guided walking tour of Royal Deeside, staying in the villages of Ballater and Braemar, which flank the Queen's Highland home - Balmoral. Walk through the forests, lochs and glens close to Queen Victoria’s beloved Balmoral, as you explore easy trails in the Cairngorms, the Royal Family’s treasured ‘Highland home’. Royal Deeside is found... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Cairngorms Escape
  • A self-guided walking tour of the northern Cairngorms, easy hikes around Aviemore and Boat of Garten, exploring Strathspey. The Cairngorms may boast Great Britain’s highest peaks, yet there are plenty of easy trails around Aviemore and its northern ranges to discover on this rewarding 4-night break. Explore the rugged reaches of this immense... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Cairngorms & Royal Deeside
  • A self-guided walking tour of the Cairngorms, easy hikes around Easter Balmoral and Royal Deeside, the Lairig Ghru to Aviemore, exploring Strathspey. The Cairngorms National Park boasts quite some accolades - National Geographic named it 'One of the Greatest Places on Earth' and the Royal Family have made stately Balmoral Castle their Highland... Read more
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