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Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine, Beinn Bhrotain, Monadh Mor & The Devils Point
Quick Facts
This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route.
Total Ascent
1290 m

An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent.

Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. They can also add a fixed time period for stoppages.

Route Time
10.5 hrs
The horizontal distance of the route.
Route Distance
41.69 km

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A brief summary of this route.

Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route.

Long route on mixed terrain over 5 Munros in the Cairngorms. Cycling on the initial approach will reduce the time required for this walk. Care required for navigation and proximity to corrie rim in poor visibility.

Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services.

We then give directions from that location to the route start. Your approach route may differ.

 Travel Information

Head to: Braemar

From Braemar (A93) travel W on minor road sign-posted "Linn of Dee" continue on this road to the falls where the road crosses the river and turns east. There is a large car park, a few hundred meters E.

Route Waypoint Map

The total ascent is 1,290 metres. Allow 10.5 hours to complete this 41.69 km route.

In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk.

The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area.

Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass.

The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers.

Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility.

 Route Information
Waypoint Detail
  Start from the Linn of Dee. There is roadside parking and a large carpark.
  NO06118972 Distance
380 m
Cycle or walk W on track to White Bridge
NO01878849 Distance
5.38 km
405 m
Follow the track on the west bank of the River Dee NW towards Carn Fialach Beag
NN99688974 Distance
2.76 km
460 m
Leave track and ascend WNW over Carn Fiaclach to Carn Cloich-mhuilinn
NN96869069 Distance
3.12 km
942 m
Bear NW to summit of Beinn Bhrotain
NN95419229 Distance
2.21 km
1157 m
Descend NW to Bealach (975m) at head of Coire Cath nam Fionn
NN94729272 Distance
0.84 km
975 m
Ascend NW to south top (1110m) of Monadh Mor
NN93879349 Distance
1.18 km
1110 m
Head N to summit of Monadh Mor
NN93869421 Distance
0.74 km
1113 m
Descend following ridge NNW
NN93679503 Distance
0.86 km
1060 m
Descend N passing W of Loch nan Stuirteag
NN93749587 Distance
0.89 km
900 m
Bear NE and ascent ridge towards An Garbh Coire
NN94879744 Distance
2.12 km
1163 m
Continue ENE to Sgor an Lochain Uaine (The Angel's Peak).
NN95449768 Distance
0.62 km
1258 m
Continue SE along corrie rim
NN95959719 Distance
0.77 km
1168 m
Follow corrie rim E to Cairn Toul
NN96349720 Distance
0.39 km
1291 m
Bear SW avoiding drop to Coire an t-Saighdeir
NN96129676 Distance
0.49 km
1147 m
Continue SSE to 1213m Top
NN96189635 Distance
0.45 km
1213 m
Descend SE to the start of the descent path into Coire Odhar
NN96929556 Distance
1.11 km
930 m
Ascend SE to The Devil's Point
NN97619511 Distance
0.84 km
1004 m
Return NW to the descent path at the head of Corrie Odhar
NN96929556 Distance
0.84 km
930 m
Descend E on path down to Corrour Bothy
NN98099579 Distance
1.20 km
577 m
Head SE and cross river to meet path through Lairig Ghru
NN98539557 Distance
0.63 km
560 m
Bear S on path following the course of the River Dee
NN98749252 Distance
3.19 km
500 m
Continue S turning SE on path beside the River Dee
NN99878981 Distance
3.11 km
455 m
Follow the river turning E to return to White Bridge and then follow the approach route back to the car park.
  NO06118972 Distance
7.96 km
405 m

A selection of weather forecasts local to this route.

Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Images of Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine, Beinn Bhrotain, Monadh Mor & The Devils Point
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Written by Gregor Helm on 02 Jan 2010:
Climbed these 5 mid july 09,left linn of dee with bikes fri nite and left bikes about 2km past white bridge up glen dee,reached corrour about 2 1/2 hrs after leaving the car(rough walking as we stayed on the west side of the dee,too difficult to ford!)overnight at corrour which we (2) had to ourselves,(unheard of in summer!) Straight forward walk up to the devils pt over toul,lochain uaine,mor and bhrotain and back to bikes.weather was blue skies and sun so no navigational problems! About 8 1/2hrs ish all round
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