Glen Gairn

A remote and dramatic place, Glen Gairn follows the course of the River Gairn all the way into the heart of the Cairngorms. The glen's upper reaches are one of the wildest places in the Cairngorms, giving access to Ben Avon as well as an ancient drove road to Tomintoul.

4 miles, 6 km (6mins) north of Crathie, on the B976.


  • Alternative access point to the higher hills of the Cairngorms.
  • Attractive low-level walks along the Glen.
  • Mountain bikes welcome on land rover tracks.
  • Informal car parking in the lay-bys on the B976, or near Braenaloin farm.

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