The Cairnwell

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The Cairnwell
The Cairnwell (An Càrn Bhailg) (Cairngorm Mountains, Aberdeenshire, Scotland).JPG
The north-eastern side of The Cairnwell as seen from near Sron na Gaoithe.
Highest point
Elevation 933 m (3,061 ft) [1]
Prominence 125 m (410 ft)
Listing Munro
Pronunciation Scottish Gaelic: [əŋˈkʰaːrˠn ˈvɛlɛkʲ]
Location Aberdeenshire / Perth & Kinross, Scotland
Parent range Cairngorms
OS grid NO134773
Topo map OS Landranger 43, OS Explorer 387

The Cairnwell (Gaelic: An Càrn Bhailg) is a mountain in the Eastern Highlands of Scotland, south of Braemar. It is often considered to be one of the most spoiled of the Munros, due to the Glenshee Ski Centre which covers the eastern slope of the mountain.

The Cairnwell is usually climbed from the Glen Shee ski centre, which is at a height of 650 m, making this probably the easiest Munro to climb. It is often climbed with Carn Aosda.

Coordinates: 56°52′44″N 3°25′21″W / 56.87897°N 3.42259°W / 56.87897; -3.42259


  1. ^ "walkhighlands The Cairnwell". 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.