The Lairig Ghru is the best known hill-pass in Scotland. It climbs to an altitude of 835 metres and crosses through the central Cairngorms, one of the wildest areas in the country, and is a true classic walk. It is described from Speyside to Deeside.
Terrain - Paths throughout. The Lairig is however a long walk through very remote and exposed terrain where help is a long way off and is often snow-bound in winter. This is a serious walk and hence is given Grade 4.
Distance 30.5km (19 miles)
Ascent 810m (2657ft)