The Devil's Point

Summary for The Devil's Point

The Devil's Point is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area The Cairngorms as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Braemar )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
1004 metres / 3294 feetNN976951From Bod an Deamhain meaning penis of the demon
LocationAccess
The CairngormsNational Trust for Scotland, Mar Lodge tel: 013397 41368
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The Devil's Point is a mountain in the Cairngorms of Scotland, lying to the west of the Lairig Ghru pass. The name is derived form the original Gaelic name, Bod an Deamhain, meaning "Penis of the Demon". The English name is a result of a visit to the area by Queen Victoria. She asked her local ghillie, John Brown, to translate the name; to avoid embarrassment he gave a euphemistic answer.

Although The Devil's Point is strikingly distinct when seen from the south, it is in fact very much a subsidiary peak of Cairn Toul, the summit of which lies some 3 km to the north. The easiest route is to follow the path leading up the Coire Odhar from Corrour Bothy, on the eastern side of the mountain. To reach the bothy requires a long walk in; the most usual route is to follow the Lairig Ghru from Linn of Dee, a distance of some 12 km.

The Devil's Point is often climbed along with Cairn Toul. Sgor an Lochain Uaine, which lies to the north of Cairn Toul is sometimes called The Angel's Peak, possibly as a counterpoint to The Devil's Point.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed The Devil's Point is Twenty-Three

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