Crubenbeg Holiday Cottages is only 1 mile from the stone marking the geographic centre of Scotland and close to both the A9 north/south arterial road and its east-west counterpart, the A86. This makes Crubenbeg the perfect base from which to explore the almost unlimited range of walks and hikes available in the local and wider Highland area. The number one site for information on walks in the Highlands is www.walkhighlands.co.uk.
We are more than happy to provide you with maps, routes and guidance. If you wish, we can also arrange for the services of an experienced guide for the more adventurous walks and for small group or individual tuition in Mountaineering, Winter Skills, Climbing & Ice Climbing.
Drying out and storing your kit at the end of each day is no problem; we have good facilities for both.
Meall Chuaich (951m) is our nearest Munro (only 6km away) and can be seen from the cottages (14km 610m ascent)
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Carn na Caim (941m) and A’Bhuideanach Bheag (936m) can be climbed in a day from the A9 near Drumochter (19km 824m ascent)
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A' Mharconaich (975m) and Geal Charn (917m) can be climbed together from Drumochter (11.5km 731m ascent) as can Beinn Udlamain (1011m) and Sgairneach Mhor (991m) (15.8km 783m ascent) or combined in a longer day (25km 1143m ascent)
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Carn Dearg (945m), Carn Sgulain (920m) & A'Chailleach (930m) can be climbed in a fine circuit from Glen Banchor (24.5km 946m ascent)
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Geal Charn (926m) is the westernmost of the Monadh Liath Munros and is usually ascended on its own (12.5km 625m ascent).
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In addition to the above, the A9 and A86 trunk roads provide easy access to a much larger number of Munros and Corbetts in the Cairngorms, the Nevis range and further afield.
Meallach Mhor (769m) is our nearest Corbett and is a grand viewpoint (22.3km 968m ascent)
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The Fara (911m) is among the biggest and highest of the Corbetts and rises above the local village of Dalwhinnie (19.8km 775m ascent)
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An impressive Pictish fort with massive ramparts on a hill 2 miles south west of Laggan. Pronounced 'dun da larve' its name means 'fort of the two hands'. Superb views (8.5km 436m ascent)
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The Badenoch Way runs nearby, the spectacular Corrieyairack Pass is just a short drive away and the more challenging Speyside Way starts (or finishes if you prefer) just 20 minutes up the road in Aviemore.
In the immediate area there is also a whole host of very fine, lower level forest trails and short walks including:
The longer of two walks taking in the beautiful Uath Lochans in the ancient Caledonian Pine forest around Glen Feshie (4km 162m ascent)
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An excellent circuit from Kingussie taking in a hillwalk across the summit of Creag Beag with excellent views (7km 273m ascent)
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A circular walk around Newtonmore passing through a wide range of different habitats: river bank, fields, woodland and moorland (11km 122m ascent)