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Cairn Gorm - Things to Know Before Visiting

Cairn Gorm, Ballater PH22 1RB, UK

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Derry Cairngorm
Derry Cairngorm1.36km from Cairn Gorm

Derry Cairngorm is a Scottish mountain in the Cairngorms range, 14 kilometres north west of Braemar in the county of Aberdeenshire. The easiest access to gain the Munro summit of Derry Cairngorm, is to approach by bike on the fine estate tracks from Linn of Dee and Derry Lodge to the south. This option goes through some forestry and woodland and traces faint paths higher up.

Loch Etchachan
Loch Etchachan2.21km from Cairn Gorm

Loch Etchachan is a remote freshwater loch set deep within the central Cairngorms plateau, in the Cairngorms National Park, located in the eastern Highlands of Scotland. It is the highest waterbody of its size in the UK, the surface being 927 metres above sea level.

Beinn Mheadhoin
Beinn Mheadhoin2.6km from Cairn Gorm

Beinn Mheadhoin is a remote Munro mountain hidden in the wilderness surrounding Loch Avon in the Cairngorms. There are several granite tors on the summit plateau, and the highest of these marks the top. The summit is broad and flat. It is noted for its summit tors; large boulders left by retreating ice sheets at the end of the last ice age. The highest point of the hill is, in fact, the top of one of the largest tors, and an easy scramble is required to reach it.

Beinn a' Chaorainn
Beinn a' Chaorainn2.96km from Cairn Gorm

Beinn a' Chaorainn is a Scottish mountain in the heart of the Cairngorms range. It is quite a remote hill, being located roughly 19 kilometres south east of Aviemore and 14 kilometres north west of Braemar. The mountain stands on the border of the Moray and Aberdeenshire council areas. The hill's name used to be spelt as Beinn a' Chaoruinn, but the spelling of the word caorunn was altered to caorann by the Gaelic Orthographic Convention's attempts to standardise spelling.

Loch A'an
Loch A'an3.61km from Cairn Gorm

Loch A'an is a remote freshwater loch set deep within the central Cairngorms plateau, in the Cairngorms National Park, located in the eastern Highlands of Scotland. Loch A'an is oriented southwest–northeast and is bounded on three sides by precipitous mountains, cliffs and crags, with the North-East opening out to provide an outflow for the river through Glen Avon.

Ben Macdui
Ben Macdui3.62km from Cairn Gorm

Ben Macdui is the second highest mountain in Scotland after Ben Nevis, and the highest in the Cairngorm Mountains and the wider Cairngorms National Park. The summit elevation is 1,309 metres AMSL. Ben Macdui lies on the southern edge of the Cairngorm plateau, on the boundary between the historic counties of Aberdeenshire and Banffshire.

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Aberdeenshire is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. It has a rich prehistoric and historic heritage. It is the locus of a large number of Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeological sites, including Longman Hill, Kempstone Hill, Catto Long Barrow and Cairn Lee. There are also so many other things to see and do around this county.