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Beinn a' Chaorainn - Things to Know Before Visiting

Beinn a' Chaorainn, Ballater PH22 1RB, UK

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About Beinn a' Chaorainn

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.


Attractions Near Beinn a' Chaorainn

Beinn Mheadhoin
Beinn Mheadhoin2.07km from Beinn a' Chaorainn

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.

Cairn Gorm
Cairn Gorm2.96km from Beinn a' Chaorainn
Loch A'an
Loch A'an3.22km from Beinn a' Chaorainn

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.

Loch Etchachan
Loch Etchachan3.93km from Beinn a' Chaorainn

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.

Derry Cairngorm
Derry Cairngorm4.31km from Beinn a' Chaorainn

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.

Beinn Bhreac
Beinn Bhreac4.42km from Beinn a' Chaorainn

Beinn Bhreac is a twin-peaked Scottish mountain located above Glen Derry in the Cairngorm Mountains approximately 11 kilometres north-west of Braemar. It is commonly approached from the Linn of Dee to the south and is often combined with the neighbouring Munro Beinn a' Chaorainn. From its summit there are extensive views to the surrounding giants of the Cairngorm Mountains including Ben MacDui, Great Britain's second highest mountain.

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Discover More Attractions in Aberdeenshire, Where Beinn a' Chaorainn Is Located

Aberdeenshire
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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.

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