An excellent guide with details of over 100 walks in the Cairngorms. In full colour, the route description for each walk comes complete with Ordnance Survey mapping and some spectacular photography of this majestic area. The introduction and appendixes cover background information of use to those walking in the area, ranging from mountain access, bothies and the grading of scrambles, to mountain flora, fauna weather and safety.
This first Cicerone walking guide to the Cairngorms explores the region's 23 Munro summits and also the smaller viewpoint hills outside the main range. For the adventurous there are the best of the area's rocky scrambles, and the classic through-routes used by cattle-drovers and Queen Victoria.
For others there are easy, sandy trails wandering among the tall pines and along the banks of the great rivers Spey, Nethy and Dee. Britain's biggest mountain range is special in several ways. There's the granite plateau, and an Arctic ecosystem of gravel, boulders and late-lying snow. There are the glacial glens and high corries, where green lochans lie below great crags of the plateau rim. And at the hill foot grows the ancient Caledonian forest.
Along with the main Cairngorm range between Speyside and Deeside the book covers Lochnagar. It complements Cicerone's winter climbing guide to the region.