ROUTE STATS

Trail (UK) - - Cairngorms -

Dis­tance 12.5km (7¾ miles) To­tal as­cent 778m Time 5 hours Start/fin­ish Coire na Ciste Car Park (NH998074)

Near­est town Aviemore Ter­rain A boggy, at times faint path rises from Coire na Ciste. A good path crosses the ridge. The route onto Cnap Coire na Sprei­dhe is path­less re­quir­ing good nav­i­ga­tion in poor vis­i­bil­ity. A well-con­structed path as­cends onto Cairn Gorm and the good path con­tin­ues down to the car park. A road re­turns you to the start

Maps OS Ex­plorer (1:25,000) OL57; OS Lan­dranger (1:50,000) 36; Har­vey Maps Cairn­gorms & Lochna­gar Ac­com­mo­da­tion Cairn­gorm Lodge Youth Hos­tel, Glen­more www. syha.org.uk (01479) 861238; The Cairn­gorm Ho­tel, www.cairn­gorm. com (01479) 810233; Ard­lo­gie Guest House, www.ard­lo­gie.co.uk (01479) 810747

Pub­lic trans­port Bus: G10 be­tween Glas­gow and In­ver­ness to Aviemore, M91 be­tween Ed­in­burgh and In­ver­ness to Aviemore. Ser­vice 31 from Aviemore to Coire na Ciste. www. trav­e­li­nescot­land.com Guide­books Walk­ing in the Cairn­gorms by Ron­ald Turn­bull, pb Ci­cerone Tourist info Aviemore (01479) 810930

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