Walking Lairig Ghru - Low level walk through the Cairngorms
Walking the Cairngorms
River Spey Sgor Gaoith
Lairig Ghru a ten mile walk south of Aviemore at the foothills of the Cairn Gorms,
with spectacular views from the Path of the Devil's Point, Ben Macdhui, Cairn Toul!
This Cairngorm Scottish Countryside has amazing places for Fishing, Cycling, Sightseeing, Climbing and Touring.
Hillwalking Lairig Ghru - Scottish Walks.
|Length: 10 mile||Duration: 5 Hours.|
The next excapade of my Cairngorms hillwalking experience was to tackle the Lairig Ghru, a 10 mile walk at the foothills of the Gorms, alas, here I failed miserably. I had done my homework on the Lairig and knew it was not going to be easy, especially when the book tells you to forget the mountain bike.
The walk kicks off, again from the campsite ( I think I am an agent for that campsite) and begins with 3 miles of forest walk and then into the Lairig. The path gets very rough at times and you have to be pretty fit, thus the reason I only made it out about 7 miles to the foot of Braeriach (1296) and Ben Macdui (1295) but not a bad effort at that. Remember on this one you are really out in the wilds and the weather can set in real quick as it did with me which was another reason for returning. This area is famous for it's Scottish Distilleries.