Carn an Tuirc - Cairn of Claise - Sron na Gaoithe

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Carn an Tuirc and Cairn of Claise are two Munros easily reached from the A93; Carn an Tuirc is less than 3km from the road and the route starts at an altitude of over 500 metres. A pleasant walk in following a stream and visiting a spectacular little waterfall leads to the base of Carn an Tuirc from where a steep climb over grass, heather and scree leads to the rock-strewn summit. The reward for your effort is panoramic views to the neighbouring Lochnagar to the east, the Cairngorms to the north and Glenshee hills to the west.

A comparatively easy 2.5km stroll over the grass-covered plateau leads to Cairn of Claise, the highest point of the route. From Cairn of Claise it is nearly all downhill and a descent along a broad, grass-covered ridge completes the circuit. At the end of the ridge the small rocky pinnacle of Sron na Goaithe is well worth a visit for the views it provides over Glen Clunie and the Glenshee Ski Centre.

From Cairn of Claise, weather and time permitting, there is the option to visit two additional nearby Munros, Tolmount and Tom Buidhe. This detour will add 7.5km and 1.5 to two hours to the walk. There is also the option to visit Glas Maol, the highest of the Glenshee Munros, which sits just 1.5km from the top of the final ridge and will add about an hour to the walk.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Aberdeenshire - Glenshee

Features

Great Views, Mountains, Munro, Wildlife, Woodland

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30.5 Miles