The Chalamain Gap
The Cairngorm Mountains
was my first ever walk in the Scottish hills, I am embarrassed
to say I was dragged up by my wife and brother-in-law as I was
more interested reading my book in front of the fire..... my
attitude has changed a bit since then.
is a pleasant stroll in the Cairngorms starting from the car
park on the ski road (GR986074), and then follow the path southeast
to the clearly visible Chalamain Gap (GR965052). The gap is
a steep sided rocky gorge, which leads into the Lairig Ghru.
The echo and the huge boulders give an extra feeling of seclusion
and "otherworldliness" even though it is only 3 km from the
start car park.
is an easy wander, the gradient is gentle, the path is clearly
marked and the destination is worth going to. This is a great
afternoon giving a taste of the Cairngorms without leaving you
hobbling to your work for most of the next week. After all,
Aviemore will still be there to visit the next time.
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