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Name:Cairn Toul
Hill number:521
Height:1291m / 4236ft
RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y,T100)
Grid ref:NN 96329 97220
Summit feature:large cairn
Drop:166m
Col:1125m  NN946975  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36 43
(1:25k) OL57S 403S
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 553 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Run from Linn of Dee, Devils Point, Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine, BraeriachHuwel20/08/2019
With Marion from Devils Point.Chris Blake08/08/2019
AlanP,AndrewG,ChrisT,GavinT,JaneO,KenS,RobertP,TorilFNHWC21/07/2019
From Linn of Dee, MTB up Gleann Laoigh Bheag then out and back of The Devil's Point, Stob Coire an t-Saighdeir, Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine and Carn na Criche.rhalstead19/06/2019
27th May 2019 GMC week Aviemore. Walked with Tressa & Bryn. Very cold wind -4 to -6. jps66628/05/2019
Bike from Linn of Dee to river crossing below Luibeg bridge. Then walking - Lairig Ghru to 650m, Garbh Coire Refuge, NE ridge (Angel's Ridge)to Sgor an Lochain Uaine. Excellent ridge, easy scramble arriving at summit. Then Cairn Toul - Stob Coire an t-Saighdeir - Devil's Point. Descent to Corrour Bothy, walk and bike back to Linn of Dee. Great weather, 13 hour day. With Stewart Balmer and Jim Plaice.clashcityrocker19/04/2019
with ascents of adventure group 26 mile walkcolinfielding14/07/2018
Through Chalamain gap and up, round of 4, clear day then glenmore lodge.Rodge30/06/2018
Cycled part way from Whitewell then South through the Lairig Ghru & then a South to North traverse of the 4 Munros. Simply magnificent. On own.MorecambeMonkey28/06/2018
From Coylumbridge via Braeriach, return through Lairig Ghru.Jon F08/06/2018
Excellent weatherChris Terrey 06/06/2018
Weather fair.MountainMac19/05/2018
Solo. After Braeriach wild camp. neil hutton20/06/2017
From the Sugar Bowl car park climbed Braeriach over Stob na Laurige. I was convinced by a teacher I met part way that I should do the other Munros. So I went on to Carn na Criche, The Angels Peak, Cairn Toul, Stob Coire an t Saighdeir and The Devils Point. I then went down to Corrour and the long walk North on the Lairig Ghru and back through the Chalamain Gap. The weather was warm and sunny with cloud free skies I got burnt. Wildlife included Snow Bunting, Grey Wagtail, Red Grouse, Ptarmigan a Lizard near Corrour and a Roe Deer near the Wells of Dee. Walk distance about 23 miles in 11 hours 30 minutes. Tiring but great day. The plateaux is very special in the UK hills.isabelle31/05/2017
Lin of Dee, via White bridge to Corrour Bothy, Devils Point, Cairn Toul and Angels Peak. Return to Lin of Dee via Derry Lodge.gandrew28/05/2017
From Linn of Dee. Cycled to White Bridge, then up Carn Cloich-mhuilinn, over to Beinn Bhrotain, across to Monadh Mor, continued N to near Loch nan Stuirteag, then NE to Sgor an Lochain Uaine, then along ridge to Cairn Toul, Stob Coire an t-Saighdeir and Devil's Point, descending to Corrour Bothy, then return to White Bridge by track on E side of Deekdbennett28/05/2017
From Coire Cas - thru Charlemain Gap then to summit - continued Angel Peak, Cairn Toul and The Devil's point - then returned in dark up Lairig Ghru to start - freezing and some snow above 1000m - visibility mostly poor - 13hrs40wychwood17/12/2016
Climbed with Sergey on DMC trip to Mill Cottage. Superb weather.electricfox17/09/2016
Visited along with Sgor an Lochan Uaine and Devil's Point. From Linn of Dee, bike to Derry Lodge. Nine hours exactly. Promised good weather didn't materialise. Summit in cloud, chilly wind.Roblex02/08/2016
With Devil's Point, Angel's Peak, Braeriach from the Ski CentreGeoff Briggs29/07/2016
From Lin of Dee upto Derry Lodge; climbed Cairn Toul and Pot-in-Johngandrew17/07/2016
With ChristineKeith9923/07/2015
8 Munros West of Lairig Ghru. Day 54 of 59 for all Munros. 47km, +/-2800m, 15 hours 30.PGCE13/05/2015
Fourth Munro of the day. Huge boulder field left me feeling shattered.Play2End29/10/2014
Braeriach - Sgor an Lochain Uaine - Cairn Toul - The Devil's Point. Finished at Corrour Bothy.tomd410/10/2014
From Corrour Hut with Robert Wight. Misty start to the day bur clear in the afternoon with fantastic views. 6 munros in 10 hours.alexmaclennan20/06/2014
A long trip from the Linn of Dee via Glen Luibeg and Corrour. Many large boulders on approach to summit which was cloudbound.Windy Corner25/08/2013
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=35043basscadet10/08/2013
Walked in Thurs 20th from Gen Feshie to camp on Tom Dubh. Wake on solstice to total silence, wind free. First sound is a bird song, then tumbling water as I cross first stream up to Cairn Toul. Wisps of cloud hang like a jellyfish with numerous tendrils hanging down, above Beinn Bhrotain to the south. CT for the third time SaLU for the second time and as I head for the Braeriach plateau, frustratingly a bank of cloud rolls over. Meet Canadian guy, Mark in the clagg, we wander the plateau a little disorientated towards eastern cliffs. Quite a bit of confusion and uncertainty, eventually get there, mist is thinning. As we part, I head further NE towards my northern Murdo. Hot and clear by this time. On way back I contour round the western edge of the plateau look down into Loch Coire an Lochain and across tops to Carn na Criche.vegibagger21/06/2013
GLMW Hillwalking trip, Devil's point Loop.andy2frith07/06/2013
See entry for Braeriach. Climbed as family.jvrussell801/06/2013
3rd of 4. If I recall correctly it was a bit of a slog over a boulderfield. Met a fambly that were taking their kids out for 'compulsory fun' :D As they were wild camping I gave away some of my fruit and chocs...kids are easy pleased!bowzi26/05/2013
Blisco10/05/2013
Exceptional wind had to walk away from edge and hang on to rocksgeoffreybbb29/09/2012
Two day bothy trip from Linn of Dee: Beinn Bhrotain - Monadh Mor - Angel's Peak - Cairn Toul - Devil's Point - Corrour bothy - Carn a' Mhaim - Derry Cairngormdavidpettit8421/08/2012
with dave. fourth of 5 - after beinn bhrotain monadh mor and sgor an lochan ouaine, and followed by devil's point. camped at white bridge for early start then cycled out. sunshine and snow...always cold.mn2305/06/2012
4th munro of day. Boulder field around summit again. Great views of Lairig Ghru and Ben Macdui and other Cairngorms. Few snowflakes fell as we made our way down from summit cairn.dave neilson05/06/2012
Trip with Ianbasscadet01/06/2012
5 of 7: From Sgor an Lochain Uaine.ChrisR08/09/2011
Second day in the Cairngorms - Braeriach, Angels Peak, Cairn ToulFlipperfeet01/05/2011
Done as part of the second circular of three in the Cairngorms.simocity01/05/2011
Second day in the Cairngorms - Braeriach, Angels Peak, Cairn Touljim_aramis01/05/2011
a big day from glen feshie 6 munros, sgor gaoith, braeriach,sgor an lochain uaine,cairn toul, devils point, and mullach clach a bhlair, 13 hours.robertphillips01/05/2011
Debs Goska RosieMountain Goat25/04/2011
A RRMC bus trip to Linn o'Dee. I stayed over at Glen Ey YH. Miserable morning so decided to walk through the Lairig Ghru to Aviemore and get a train home. However by the time I reached Corrour Bothy the weather changed and the skies cleared and the sun came out so decided to forget about going home. Did the 3 on this ridge descending after Sgorr and Lochain Uaine towards Glen Einich and out via Rothiemurchis Forest to Coylumbridge. another late night managed to get a bed in Aviemore YH. Brilliant walk.munromurph01/01/2010
see Braerichakmilne18/06/2009
HMC Davidpigerg03/06/2009
Walking in to Corrour bothy over the tops.Grinner16/08/2008
3rdThearlaichdubh13/08/2008
CK SheilaS25/05/2008