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Cairngorm 4000s Guided Hike

  • Location Scotland
  • Price from £130.00
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Microadventure
  • Bucket list


Join us on our guided hike to tick off the Cairngorms 4000s, we plan to tackle this classic journey over two days. Standing on summits over 4,000 feet, you will have some of the best and most memorable views in the British Isles, truly breathtaking. With our local experienced guide, you will also learn about the surrounding area, inc it's unique flora and fauna.
Ascend 2nd - 6th highest mountains in the UK

Hike along the highest upland area in the UK​

Have the security of one of our friendly, professional guides by your side

Have some refreshments in the highest restaurant in the UK

Spot some of the unique wildlife in this vast expanse of the Cairngorm plateau

Day 1

Cairn Toul, Sgor and Lochan Uaine & Braeraich
Stats - 28km, 1850mtrs, 10 -12 hours
With a big day ahead, we opt for an early start at the sugar bowl car park. We have a quick kit check before heading towards the Chalamain gap where we take in the fabulous views of the Northern Corries before making our way into the Lairig Ghru. from here we head towards the remote bothy of Garbh Corie. From here we intend to head up the north ridge of Cairn Toul for our breathtaking views across the Cairngorms. Now over towards Sgor and Lochan Uaine, the legs feeling the tough day, especially on the last ascent to Braeraich. We then head back towards the Lairig Ghru and retrace our track back to the sugar bowl.

Day 2

Ben Macdui, Cairngorm
Stats - 17km, 1100mtrs, 6 - 8 hours
A welcomed shorter day as we head over the vast expanse of the main Cairngorm plateau. From the car park we head towards the stunning cliffs of the Northern Corries, before gaining height, looking over towards the peaks that we ascended the day before. Onward and upward we head towards the peak of Ben Macdui, with stunning views across the national park and beyond as far as the eye can see. We then make our way towards the northern corries and handrail the rims with memorable views into Coire and Lochain and Coire ant-Sneachdta before heading up to the weather station on the top of Cairngorm. We also have the option of refreshments at the restaurant for the ski centre before heading down 'windy ridge' towards the car park.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates
  • Families

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


Not-provided Accommodation

Accommodation is not provided as standard but we will be happy to help arrange it for you. Please message us to arrange!

    What's included

  • Transportation On-course transport
  • Equipment Equipment supplied by SRW > Camping food if staying under canvas > Camping stoves (trangia style) inc fuel > Camping mats > Cutlery > Tents 2 or 3 man > Group shelter > First Aid kit
  • Other Highly experienced & qualified guide

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs Quality, breathable waterproof jacket and trousers. We recommend Gore-tex or similar. A pair of comfortable, waterproof walking boots > Walking trousers (synthetic materials; jeans or similar are not suitable)
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Other Spare insulating layer​
    Hat & gloves Walking socks Sleeping bag, 3 season Spare set of clothes x 2 Some large zip-lock bags to keep your clothes and equipment organised Spare set of light clothes Head torch, plus spare batteries Water bottle or flask Sleeping bag, 2-3 season
    Walking poles
    Waterproof or zip lock bag for camera/phone Sunglasses and sun cream (you just never know!) Personal medications
    Rucksack 50-60ltr


Custom Policy

  • Cancel before 31 days of your adventure and receive a 75% refund (minus payment processing fees).
  • Cancel within 30 days of the adventure with no refund.
  • Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.




Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water is the experience provider for Cairngorm 4000s Guided Hike