Cairngorms Classics

  • Location Scotland
  • Duration 4 days
  • Price £290.00 per person
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Microadventure
  • Bucket list

Adventure Highlights

The Cairngorms are a truly unique landscape of the British Isles, with the highest upland area above 3000ft which holds the next five highest peaks after Ben Nevis. It's also home to some of the most amazing wildlife to see from the mountain hares to the snow buntings and even some plane crash sites which have a few stories to be told! Ascend 2nd - 6th highest mountains in the UK 🗸 Hike along the highest upland area in the UK 🗸 Have the security of one of our friendly, professional guides by your side 🗸 Have some refreshments in the highest restaurant in the UK 🗸 Spot some of the unique wildlife in this vast expanse of the Cairngorm plateau

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties

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Adventure Details

Day 1

Start time 09:00

Starting at the Cas car park in the Cairngorms we have an advantage of being at 650mtrs; we head along the track to the summit of Ben Macdui, the 2nd highest in the UK, before heading down towards the Lairig Ghru at Corrour bothy where we will camp for the night.

Day 2

Leaving the camping equipment at the camp, we head up onto The Devils Point; we then hand rail the corries taking in the peaks of Cairntoul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine and Braeriach. A cracking day taking in the next three highest peaks in the UK. A great day all round, back to camp for some well-earned rest and food.

Day 3

Leaving Corrour bothy today we head along towards Gleann Laoigh Bheag, we head up north and eventually onto the Munro of Derry Cairngorm; we then head down towards the largest expanse of water above 900mtrs in the UK, Loch Etchachan, our camp for tonight with the chance for a quick dip if you fancy!

Day 4

Waking at our camp, we get packed up before head down towards the shelter stone where we can have a little explore of where some people spend the night under the 'shelter stone'. We then continue down to the majestic Loch Avon before heading up Corie Raibeirt and up onto the summit of Cairngorm, topping off the round of taking in the five next highest peaks in the UK! Down to the cafe for coffee and cake!

End time 17:00

Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


What's included

  • Guide Fully guided
  • Transportation On-course transport
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Equipment
    Equipment supplied by SRW > Camping food if staying under canvas > Camping stoves (trangia style) inc fuel > Camping mats > Cutlery > Tents 2 or 3 man > Group shelter > First Aid kit
  • Other Highly experienced & qualified guide

What you'll need to bring

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs Quality, breathable waterproof jacket and trousers. We recommend Gore-tex or similar. A pair of comfortable, waterproof walking boots
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Other
    Walking trousers (synthetic materials; jeans or similar are not suitable) Spare insulating layer​ Hat & gloves Walking socks Sleeping bag, 3 season Spare set of clothes x 2 Some large zip-lock bags to keep your clothes and equipment organised Spare set of light clothes Head torch, plus spare batteries Water bottle or flask Sleeping bag, 2-3 season Rucksack 50-60ltr Walking poles Waterproof or zip lock bag for camera/phone Sunglasses and sun cream (you just never know!) Personal medications


Strict - Cancel up to 31 days before your adventure to recieve a 75% refund

Cancelling less than 30 days before results in no refund.

Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

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Starting point:

Ballater AB35, UK

Adventure leader

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water