GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Lochnagar

11 miles (17 km)

This challenging walk climbs to Lochnagar Mountain in the Grampians of Scotland.
The walk starts from the Balmoral Estate visitor centre where there is parking available. From here you can pick up footpaths heading west up the mountain. You'll pass the picturesque loch and Meikle Pap before coming to the 1155 metre summit of the hill. The mountain's principal feature is a north-facing corrie around which most of the subsidiary tops as well as the main peak sit. It is also a popular breeding ground fordotterelandgolden eagles.
The true summit is called Cac Carn Beag and provides magnificent views over Deeside and the Cairngorms massif. There's a handy viewpoint indicator which details all the peaks and features you can see from the top.
To continue your walking in the area try the circuit of Loch Muick which starts from the same car park.
To the south of the loch there's the fabulous Corrie Fee Nature Reserve. It's rich with wildlife and also includes beautiful alpine flowers with rare mountain willows clinging to the steep crags of the bowl shaped valley.

Lochnagar OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lochnagar Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Spittal of Glenmuick viewed from Allt-na-guibhsaich - geograph.org.uk - 576739

Spittal of Glenmuick viewed from Allt-na-guibhsaich

Bridge over the River Muick near the Spittal of Glenmuick - geograph.org.uk - 576746

Bridge over the River Muick near the Spittal of Glenmuick

Bothy at Allt na guibhsaich - geograph.org.uk - 916451

Bothy at Allt na guibhsaich

Hillside by the Clais Rathadan - geograph.org.uk - 762448

Hillside by the Clais Rathadan

Summit of Meikle Pap - geograph.org.uk - 517765

Summit of Meikle Pap

Lochnagar - Mountain and Corrie Lochan. - geograph.org.uk - 113301

Lochnagar

Gully near to Cac Carn Mor, Lochnagar - geograph.org.uk - 35803

Gully near to Cac Carn Mor, Lochnagar

The summit of Lochnagar - geograph.org.uk - 498984

The summit of Lochnagar

GPS Files

GPX File

Lochnagar.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Lochnagar.mmo (right click - 'Save As')