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
  • 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
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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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
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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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
  • 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
  • Loch Laggan & Creag Meagaidh - Corrieyairick Pass OS Explorer Map OL55 (paper)
  • Loch Laggan and Creag Meagaidh area of the Scottish Highlands on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL55, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes a section of the Cairngorms National Park, the Corrieyairack Pass and Forest, six Munro peaks including Cael Charn and Carn Liath, Badenoch,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Aboyne, Alford & Strathdon OS Explorer Map OL59 (paper)
  • Aboyne, Alford and Strathdon area of the Scottish Highlands on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL59, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes part of the Cairngorms National Park, Ballater, Lochs Davan and Kinord, the Deeside Way, etc. MOBILE DOWNLOADS: this title and all the other OS... Read more
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
  • Glen Esk & Glen Tanar - Aboyne & Mount Keen OS Explorer Map OL54 (paper)
  • Glen Esk and Glen Tanar area the Scottish Highlands on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL54, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes part of the Cairngorms National Park with a Munro peak of Mount Keen, the Forest of Birse, Aboyne, a section of the Deeside Way, etc.MOBILE DOWNLOADS:... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Aviemore And The Cairngorms - 40 Shorter Walks
  • Britain`s largest National Park, where mountains rise in a vast wilderness of high plateaux, deep corries and empty glens, is not just a place for the intrepid - the vast tracts of surviving Caledonian forest, sparkling lochs, heather moors and tumbling rivers also make it fantastic walking country for those who want to enjoy it at a more... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Hill Walks in the Cairngorms
  • Based on its predecessor, Walks In the Cairngorms (1984), this book comprises a number of new walks spread widely across the `Monarch of the Glen Country`, in addition to some favourites from the first book. The problems posed by the opening of the Cairngorm funicular, and restricted access to the mountains, are dealt with effectively by this... Read more
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  • Hill Walks in the Cairngorms
  • Based on its predecessor, Walks In the Cairngorms (1984), this book comprises a number of new walks spread widely across the 'Monarch of the Glen Country', in addition to some favourites from the first book. The problems posed by the opening of the Cairngorm funicular, and restricted access to the mountains, are dealt with effectively by this... Read more
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Maps

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
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United Kingdom
  • Rob Roy Way Harvey National Trail XT40
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cairngorms & Lochnagar Harvey British Mountain Map XT40
  • 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
  • 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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  • Speyside Way Harvey National Trail 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
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  • 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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Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
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  • Atholl
  • Glen Tilt, Beinn Dearg & Carn nan Gabhar. Showing part of the Cairngorms National Park Read more
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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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