Lochnagar & Callater MunrosA group of five Munros forming a high-level circuit around Loch Muick. The highest peak is Cac Carn Beag, which looks down into the dark coire of Lochnagar below, which is a favourite winter climbing area. The other summits are less characterful, but many discoveries are made when roaming over them, including wildlife, waterfalls and plane-wreckage.
Main route summary
Avoid doing this route in an anti-clockwise direction when a strong north-easterly is blowing as fighting against the wind funnelling up from Loch Muick can be soul-destroying !
Lochnagar (Cac Carn Beag) (1155m, Munro 20)|
Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach (1110m, Munro 42)
Carn an t-Sagairt Mor (1047m, Munro 84)<
Cairn Bannoch (1012m, Munro 117)
Broad Cairn (998m, Munro 142)
Conachcraig* (865m, Corbett)|
* see alternative routes below
walk : 8:30hr*
run : 3hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
Spittal of Glenmuick
(grid ref : N0310852)
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|Meanings||Lochnagar : 'little hill of laughter or noise'
Cac Carn Beag : 'pass of the small cairn'
Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach : 'hill of the beautiful corrie'
Carn an t-Sagairt Mor : 'big hill of the priest'
Cairn Bannoch : 'peaked hill'
Broad Cairn : 'broad cairn'
Conachcraig : 'combination of rocks'
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