An easy, family-friendly walk in the Cairngorms National Park.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(S/F) Start the car park of the Glenmore Visitor Centre. Take the road east-south-east (Glenmore Lodge Road) which passes just beneath the "Reindeer House”. This path runs along Norwegian Lodge then Glenmore Lodge.
(1) Pass by a path on the right and keep climbing into the forest.
(2) After a kilometre and a half you will overlook a lovely little loch called An Lochan Uaine.
(3) After a short stop at the loch, retrace your steps over a short distance and take the path that leads right into the forest.
(4) Take a moment to enjoy the view of the mountains opposite (to the south) where Scots go to ski in winter. The trail then leads to a wider forest road. Continue to walk this road a further roughly 1.8 km to reach the Visitor Centre (S/F).
D/A : km 0 - alt. 336m
1 : km 1.62 - alt. 348m - Junction, continue straight ahead.
2 : km 3.18 - alt. 364m - An Lochan Uaine
3 : km 3.28 - alt. 364m - Junction, turn right.
4 : km 4.15 - alt. 421m - Dedicated viewpoint
D/A : km 6.01 - alt. 334m
Beneath the Glenmore Visitor Centre there is a large camping site on the shore of Loch Morlich with a nice sandy beach.
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This walk lies within the Cairngorm National Park and visits the lochs and lochans that lie between Loch Morlich and the twon of Aviemore. The route offers a number of alternatives for the return to the start and provides an excellent walk if low cloud is limiting higher level walks in the mountains.
This high mountain walk visits the second highest summit in Scotland - Ben Macdui. In addition the route visits some of the wild country surrounding this peak including the summit of Cairngorm. Do choose a good day to complete this walk as navigation can be difficult for inexperienced walkers.
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