Beinn Bhreac and Beinn a'Chaorainn

Summary for Beinn Bhreac and Beinn a'Chaorainn

Beinn Bhreac and Beinn a'Chaorainn is a route in “The Braemar” region / range which is located in the The Cairngorms area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 4:30 am
Sunset 10:05 pm
17 hours 35 minutes(s) daylight
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32 km/ 19.88 miles840 m/ 2755.91 ft8 hours plus
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This route takes you over the two munros Beinn Bhreac and Beinn a'Chaorainn whic are on a vast plateau in the heart of The Cairngorm via the pine forest in Glen Derry.

Route points for Beinn Bhreac and Beinn a'Chaorainn

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NO06188976N1.7 (1.7)Linn of Dee car park a footpath signed for 'Glen Lui' heads into the woods.
NO06319146306° NW2.65 (4.35)Cross the bridge to join the track to Derry Lodge
NO04229310329° NNW0.41 (4.76)Pass Derry Lodge which is owned by the national trust
NO0402934646° NE0.96 (5.72)Follow excellent path on the east side of Glen Derry
NO0474941025° NNE0.76 (6.48)Try to find a faint path that leads up the hillside as it make the going easier
NO0508947813° NNE1.08 (7.56)Head upto the narrowish col between Meall an Lundain & Beinn Bhreac
NO0536958318° NNE1.41 (8.97)From the col climb to the stony top of Beinn Bhreac
NO058971350° N3.55 (12.52)The summit Beinn Bhreac [Glen Derry] - 931 ( metres)
NJ05340067309° NW1.04 (13.56) Climb these final slopes to reach the large cairn at the summit of Beinn a'Chaorainn. Then continue down
NJ045013242° WSW0.38 (13.94)The summit Beinn a' Chaorainn [Glen Derry] - 1083 ( metres)
NJ04200118212° SSW0.81 (14.75)Descend down southwest over granite bolders to the steep slope that drops to Lairig an Laoigh
NJ03750050270° W0.47 (15.22)Once here all difficulties are over and the path can be followed back along Glen Derry
NJ03280051171° S1.43 (16.65)Heading Back along the good path
NO03459909171° S3.34 (19.99)Join the broad path coming down from Coire Etchachan and the Hutchison Memorial Hut
NO03889577177° S2.35 (22.34)Cross the Bridge
NO03949342175° S4.28 (26.62)Return to the Linn of Dee using your outward route.
Munros covered on Beinn Bhreac and Beinn a'Chaorainn
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
58 1083 Beinn a' Chaorainn [Glen Derry] Hill of the rowan tree Bine uh Chooereen
250 931 Beinn Bhreac [Glen Derry] Mossy hill Bine Vrack