Lairig Ghru

Description

  1. Name Lairig Ghru
  2. Length of trail 45 km, 28 miles
  3. Length in days 2 days
  4. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  5. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

Lairig Ghru28 miles. 45 km.

The highest level pass in Scotland, in the Cairngorm Mountains, attracts a lot of people. In summer, when weather is fine, the walk is reasonably easy. In winter however, the passing of Lairig Ghru can turn out to be an Alpine expedition, not to be taken lightly. You will climb to a height of 830 meters. The high Cairngorm summits - Ben Macdui (1296m), Cairn Toul (1291) and Sgor an Lochan Uaine (1258m) will close you in dramatically.

Map

Lairig Ghru

Books

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
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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
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
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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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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
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Walking holidays

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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