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Our route leads from the Visitor Centre for an easy gradient until the col by Clais Rathadan, at the head of Glen Gelder. Next a moderate climb W to the col below Meikle Pap, with intense views of Lochnagar's 300m headwall, followed by a sharp ascent to the eastern summit plateau. The route continues to the high point of the massif, Cac Carn Beag, at 1,155m. The return follows the Glass Allt stream, passing a spectacular waterfall before a steep descent to the glen floor. A level track along the north shore of Loch Muick then leads easily back to the start point.

Walkingworld would like to thank Mike Taylor for an excellent update on this walk with great new photos, September 2013.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Aberdeenshire - Lochnagar Area


Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Munro, Wildlife