Carn na Drochaide

Corbett hill above Braemar

Delightful little heather clad Corbett hill nestling directly over the River Dee from Braemar.


Carn na Drochaide


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Height818m
Prominence222m
Meaningcairn of the bridge
ListsCorbett, 126
LocationCromar and Glen Gairn, Speyside to the Great Glen
Grid RefNO127938
Lat/Lon57.02741, -3.43916


Directly across from Braemar on the opposite side of the River Dee, the heather-clad lump of Carn na Drochaide rises above the estates of Invercauld and Mar Lodge.

Taken on its own, a delightful circuit can be made using the tracks and faint paths heading up from the forests surrounding Linn of Quoich and crossing Carn na Criche and Carn na Drochaide.

Carn na Drochaide could also be climbed from Glenn an t-Slugain, possibly on the way to the grander peaks of Ben Avon and Beinn a' Bhuird, or when searching for the 'Secret Howf' by the pass at the head of the glen.



Routes up Carn na Drochaide


Carn na Drochaide from Linn of Quoich

Ideal for a spot of easy hillrunning, this delightful circuit uses the tracks and faint paths heading up from the forests surrounding Linn of Quoich and crosses Carn na Criche on the way to Carn na Drochaide.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 515m (1690ft)
Distance : 9km (6m)
Time : 3:10hr



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