Love these Scottish place names!
This lesser known hike turned out to be my personal favourite in Scotland.
An energetic walk over a low pass into one of the wildest and most spectacular glens in Scotland …
the Lairig Ghru is widely regarded as the finest mountain pass in Scotland. …
Traditionally, people walked the full 28mi (45km) from Aviemore to Braemar … The walk described here is a day’s outing from just south of Glenmore, through dramatic Chalamain Gap and up to the top of Lairig Ghru then back to Coylumbridge through Rothiemurchus pine woods.
Actually, I only did this hike because I was turned back on my attempt to climb Ben Macdui.
The weather alternated between storm and sunshine.
Here was the prettiest purple heather I saw anywhere in Scotland.
But what I most liked about this hike was that I was not much bothered by midges at my two pretty tent camps.
more photos from this hike