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Lochnagar - Five Munro Loop Walking

An excellent big day out on one of the great Scottish mountains. The five Munros on the route are easily accessed from the Loch Muick car park and form an obvious loop, the perfect get high, stay high route. Ensure that you book some good weather to get the most enjoyment out of the day.

Meikle Pap from the top of Eagle Ridge  © Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com
Meikle Pap from the top of Eagle Ridge © Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com
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NO3097185162 Follow the track out of the car park and along the east side of Loch Muick. After crossing the black Burn the track zigzags uphill and then follows the plateau edge overlooking Glen Muick before making a long easy ascent over the first Munro of Broad Cairn. From here continue over to Cairn Bannoch enjoying the easy path and the minimal descent and ascent between the two Munros. Continue along the ridgeline until you reach the third summit of Cairn an t-Sagairt Mor.
View over Loch Muick from the ascent up Broad Cairn.  © Steely12
View over Loch Muick from the ascent up Broad Cairn.
© Steely12, Sep 2019

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NO2076684356 At the summit take some time to explore and find the aircraft wreckage and memorial. Then retrace your steps to meet the path that contours the south flank of Carn an t-Sagairt Beag. Follow this and climb steeply up before heading to the summit of Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach.

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NO2266084518 Retrace your route once again to join the main path and continue over to the Cac Carn Beag, the main summit of Lochnagar.

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NO2439086049 Multiple routes back to the Loch Muick car park are available but the easiest option is to follow the main tourist path down past the impressive Falls of the Glasallt to meet the track on the North side of Loch Muick.

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NO2774482555 A long slog along track takes you back to the Loch Muick car park, hopefully with some daylight left.

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