Inversion below Beinn Bhrotain from Devil's Point

Beinn Bhrotain

Munro in the Cairngorms, west of Glen Dee

At the southern end of the Braeraich-Cairn Toul plateau, Beinn Bhrotain has a boulder covered summit crest rising above heather-clad slopes overlooking Glen Dee and buttresses towering above Glen Geusachan.

Beinn Bhrotain

Meaningmountain of Brotan (the mastiff)
ListsMunro, 19
LocationWest of the Lairig Ghru, Cairngorms and North East Grampians
Grid RefNN954923
Lat/Lon57.00986, -3.7237

Beinn Bhrotain sits at the southern end of the Braeraich-Cairn Toul plateau, its rocky boulder covered summit resting above heather-clad slopes. Seen from White Bridge, Beinn Bhrotain looks a gentle mountain, but head around toward Glen Geusachan and its crags and buttresses compare well with those on the Devil's Point on the opposite side of the glen.

The most direct route to approach Beinn Bhrotain is to aim in from Linn of Dee, west of Braemar, with most people adding in nearby Monadh Mor in a circular route. Thick heather on lower slopes gives way to delightful terrain higher up, though the boulderfield on the approach to Monadh Mor will test ankles.

Longer alternatives head in from Glen Feshie, Glen Einich or the Lairig Ghru and could additionally take in nearby Munros of Mullach Clach a'Bhlair and Sgor Gaoith, Cairn Toul or Braeraich.

Routes up Beinn Bhrotain

Munros above Glen Dee and Glen Geusachan

West of Braemar, fine estate tracks lead through NTS land to the wild southern Cairngorms. Rising from the glens, the dramatic slabs of The Devils Point and the rounded lumps of Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor rest here at the southern end of high land overlooking the Lairig Ghru.

Peaks : 3 Munros

Ascent : 1425m (4680ft)
Distance : 37km (23m)
Time : 10hr

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