The Cairngorm Mountains
the southern end of Aviemore turn up the B970 and follow
it for around 2 miles.
in the long lay-by along side of the ski road just after
Coylumbridge Hotel and just before the turn off to Nethy
sheet 36 GR 915107
1/2 to 2 hours
miles or 7 km
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This is an easy circuit walk just off the Ski
Road in Aviemore that is great for clearing the cobwebs on a
Sunday morning or one for a leisurely stroll anytime around
Rothiemurchus Estate. The day we did it, no-one was really up
for anything too strenous....more laziness than anything else,
but we did make it round this walk and felt a little more refreshed
because of it.
the roadside, walk up the broad dirt track with the caravan/campsite
on your left hand side. About half the route is along a
broad track which is used by Rothiemurchus vehicles for
access to the estate. The track that brings you back is
narrowerer and only accessible by foot or mountain bike.
short distance along the track there is a gate and a sign
for the footpath - continue through the gate remembering
to shut the gate after yer'sel. Continue along the path
through the conifer forest.
half a mile past the gate there is a fork in the track.
The left fork heads for Lairig Ghru and the right for Glen
Einich. You can go either way but, for this walk, head right.
along the path through woodlands and open moorland for about
1/2 miles. You
will pass through several more gates. You will also pass
a small junction/path off to the left further down the track
- don't take this, head straight on until you reach the
cross-roads of broader tracks.
At the cross roads there are several options
- for this route take the left path and head east along
to Lochan Deo a short distance away. Turning right will
take you to Loch an Eilein (1 mile) and straight on will
take you to Loch Einich. It's clearly sign posted.
Head past Loch Deo or stop to admire it....on
the day we walked this route, the Loch was totally still
and the reflections of the hills and forest were fantastic.
Head along the broad path for about 1/2
a mile until a junction with a small path to Columbridge
turns to the left and slight back on yourself. For
a slight detour to the River Durie before you head back,
carry a little further along the original path to
the Cairngorm Club Bridge and the footpath to the Lairg
Ghru. Worth a look, but the bridge is not one that could
ever be classed as attractive. Double back to the junction.
Back at the junction to Columbridge, basically
head back along the path through the forest and you will
eventually rejoin the broader path that you came along at
the start of the walk. From there just head back to the
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