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Cairnwell 52, 53 and 54 is a 6.6 mile loop trail located near Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 6.6 mi Elevation gain 1,932 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Photos (64)
Recordings (23)
Completed (24)
Natalie Gemmill
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRocky

My friend and I completed the Cairnwell Trio. Great walk, really nice day and the views were lovely.

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Isabell Mehl
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HikingNo shade

Amazing hike, good trails but relatively strong winds. Beautiful views from Càrn nan Sac - so highly recommending the extra loop.

Charlene Foster
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HikingMuddyNo shadeOff trailRocky

Great hike however today was really foggy and I lost the path and got into a bit of difficulty resulting in missing out in reaching Cairnwell, reached three out of four Munro’s

Brett Stovin
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HikingMuddyNo shadeSnow
First to Review

The trail itself was okay. Lots of options to take different routes. I’d imagine the scenery at the top is beautiful but when I got to the top clouds rolled in and visibility was quite poor. The forecast was clear but poor weather made for a shortened hike. Would love to do it again on a better day!

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Nikki M
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Kerri Lewis
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Duncan Keith
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Alistair Aitken
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Louise Revell
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Graham Marshall
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Christine Rutter
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Michelle Hamilton
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jim ogilvie
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