Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor

Summary for Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor

Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor 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 6:00 am
Sunset 8:34 pm
14 hours 34 minutes(s) daylight
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37 km/ 22.99 miles1010 m/ 3313.65 ft10 hours plus
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This route takes in 2 remote munros on the southern extension of Braeriach - Cairn Toul plateau. The route is from the south via Linn of Dee.

Much of the long approach can be cycled as you can get right up to the eastern flanks of the hills. It's quite rough going though so be prepared for a bumpy ride.

Route points for Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NO06188976260° W2.86 (2.86)Linn of Dee car park a footpath signed for 'Glen Lui' heads into the woods.
NO018884299° WNW2.55 (5.41)Cross the "White Bridge" and turn right along the southwest bank of "River Dee"
NN996897286° WNW2.93 (8.34)At the bend to the southwest take heathery hillside & climb onto Cair Clioch-Mhuilinn. There is a path not marked on the map that leads right to the top if you can find it.
NN968906317° NW2.12 (10.46)From Cairn Clioch-Mhuilinn's cairned top drop down stony northwest slopes crossing a small plateu continuing onto Beinn Bhrotain. Then onto point 975 over bolders
NN954922303° WNW0.86 (11.32)The summit Beinn Bhrotain - 1157 ( metres)
NN947927310° NW1.2 (12.52)from point 975 climb onto Monadh Mor's long summit ridge
NN938935358° N0.7 (13.22)Pass a cairn on the south top & continue on to Monadh Mor.
NN938942351° N0.74 (13.96)The summit Monadh Mor - 1113 ( metres)
NN9375949849° NE0.73 (14.69)Descend to the southern end of Loch nan Stuireag passing to the north of a line of crags.
NN9432954588° E0.52 (15.21)south of the loch
NN948954145° SE1.66 (16.87)descend by following Allt Carn a'Mhaim down into Glen Geusachan
NN95794088° E1.7 (18.57)Continue along Geusachan Burn which joins River Dee
NN974940145° SE2.02 (20.59)Follow the river round
NN985923155° SSE2.79 (23.38)rejoin path and return to Linn of Dee
Munros covered on Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
19 1157 Beinn Bhrotain Hill of the mastiff Bine Vrotteen
40 1113 Monadh Mor Big hill Monnath More