For centuries the Lairaig Ghru has been used as a means of traversing the high arctic Cairngorm plateau, splitting as it does between the high points of Ben Macdui and Braeriach. Follow in the footsteps of Highland cattle raiders and drovers as we enjoy one of Scotlands finest trails.
For this point-to-point crossing of the Lairig Ghru you will run with a small team (Max 6.) and an experienced guide.
The price includes a morning transfer from Aviemore to the Linn of Dee where we will start our run back north.
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The route is 32km long and includes around 600 meters of ascent taking in some of the most inaccessible trail running in the UK. Whist the majority of the route is on well maintained trails, the highest section includes 5 km of rough rocky trail and boulder fields. As such it is important that all members of the team are adequately fit and experienced for the day.
The trip is all about the adventure and we will find a pace that keeps the team together and allows time to enjoy our surrounding, take food breaks and get a chance for photos.
A reasonable level of fitness and experience of similar trail runs of over 20km is essential. We would be expecting to complete the route in around 5-6 hours.
If you have any questions about your fitness please get in touch to discuss your options.
We will be covering some very remote terrain so we will have to be prepared to deal with everything that the Scottish weather can throw us. Whilst we don’t want to be over burdened it is essential that every member of the team has enough equipment to deal with the unexpected. Additional safety equipment will be carried by the guides.
Please consider your clothing carefully based on the weather forecast, we will not be racing round so please dress warmer than you would for a hard run or race.
Adequate footwear - Fell shoes or trail shoes only
Waterproofs - Jacket with long sleeves and hood and waterproof overtrousers
Spare layer - Long sleeved synthetic layer
Hat & gloves
Food - Enough food to fuel you for at least 6 hours. Water can be refilled on the route.
Survival bag - An emergency foil survival bag (not blanket) or blizzard bag/jacket.
First aid kit – the guides will be carrying emergency first aid supplies but if you can have a small personal kit with blister pack/compeed and any personal medication.
If you have any questions or need advice about any of the equipment please just ask.
We will meet at the Aviemore Tennis Club
There is parking on site and it is 15 minutes walk from Aviemore train station.
We will meet the transfer van at 9am. We would expect to finish around 4 or 5 pm. Please arrive by 0845 at the latest.
Aviemore has a wide variety of accommodation options
We recommend Hostelling Scotland hostels in Aviemore or Glenmore where you can get a 10% discount by using the code TRAILRUN
We also recommend the wigwam accommodation at Badaguish outdoor centre and can offer a 15% discount. Just write in the notes on your booking
"Course Member Trail Running Scotland 15%"