Glen Gairn

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  • Toward the upper glen and high hills
  • To Loch Builg

Key information: Glen Gairn

    Wild, remote Glen Gairn cuts its way between the Dee and the Don, eastward from its source to the south of Ben Avon

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating82.5
  • Beauty30
  • Natural interest15.5
  • Human interest6
  • Charisma31
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating82.5

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Your choice
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

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WALK SUMMARY

Wild, remote Glen Gairn cuts its way between the Dee and the Don, eastward from its source to the south of Ben Avon.

From the old military road, north of the Dee, you can walk up this glen for miles through fine landscape (if without the full fireworks of the high Cairngorms) without seeing a soul. It is lovely but not strenuous glen walking.

Walkopedia walked up to Loch Builg and its charming lochans in some 5hrs return. You can head on further into grander scenery, and eventually cross into upper Glen Quoich, or attack Ben Avon or Ben a’Bhuird (neither a normal day walk this way).

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