Name:Braid Cairn
Hill number:3087
Height:887.5m / 2912ft
Parent (Ma):485  Mount Keen
SMC/RHB Section:07B: Braemar to Montrose
County/UA:Aberdeenshire, Angus
Topographical area:HE14 Keen-battock
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen), Catchment Boundaries, North Esk
Watershed:Aberdeen Bay
Class:Hump, Simm, High Hills of Britain, Corbett Top, Yeaman
(Hu,Tu,Sim,HHB,CT,Y)
Grid ref:NO 42622 87271
Summit feature:rock
Drop:123.3m
Col:764.1m  NO 4165 8672  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 44
(1:25k) OL54 395
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 95 users)ByDate of Ascent
Fine boulder-strewn mountain top with a nice remote feel and just generally very good all round conditions for walking.Alex C30/09/2023
On day 12 of TGOC 2023, between Shiel of Glentanar and Clachnabenalistairpooler23/05/2023
2 of 4: From Mount Keen. With Karen.ChrisR08/10/2022
From Mount Keen, along small path in heather to small cairn. Impressive B boundary marks. No views but less windy than Mount Keen. Descended south to tump pt 664m over pathless heather and bilberries.Denise 17/09/2022
Path from Mount Keen. Summit is large rock strewn plateau with small neat cairn at high point.RichardM17/09/2022
Glentanar House - cycled to footbridge at NO406895 - Mount Keen - Braid Cairn - bike - car.Mark Jackson11/08/2022
From Glen Tanar parking (NO479965), by cycle over river then along E side to track junction at NO464939, then walked SW along tracks to NE shoulder of Gathering Cairn, contoured round the E side of that to the col with Braid Cairn, then directly up to the summit (passing remains of a crashed plane), descended E, picking up a foottrack to Hill of Gairney, then on to Cock Cairn, descended SE at first, then NE to join main track N then W (over Little Cockcairn) down to Water of Gairney (forded easily, today) and up to the outward track, and return to bike and parking (6h45m from parking, 6h15m from track junction)kdbennett15/06/2022
Round hill, braid cairn, hill of gairney, cock cairn, auchronie hill from the invermark CP.robertphillips08/08/2020
Return route from Mount Keen, descend Southwest to the main track and follow back to the start.smocks and denims19/03/2020
https://www.strava.com/activities/2467789193Alastair S21/06/2019
from Mount Keen on faint path KeithByTheC14/05/2019
Walked from Hill of Gairney. Tough climb.187lenny05/08/2018
Loop from Invermark car park to Queen's Well, Mount Keen, Baird Cairn, Hill of Gairney and back to the car park.PsyCrow30/07/2018
LSjohn steel14/07/2018
Circuit from Glen Tanar over Mt Keen, Broad Cairn & Gathering CairnAjm031019/08/2017
AloneRob Pen y Garn13/06/2017
SMHC club walk. Round trip 13.6 miles. Ascent via Queens Well, descent over Braid Cairn, Naked Hill & Hill of Gairney. Overcast, some rain but didn't need raincoat. Blister/rubbing on heel not had that for the last 2 pairs of boots ???LizzieG21/05/2017
Solo HFB19/03/2017
with Mount Keendavidsbatty06/01/2017
Invermark to Round Hill, Braid cairn, Hill of Gairney,Cock cairn, and hill of Cat from where dropped down to a track not oln the map leading to one that is. Perhaps mine is an old map? Then over the fields etc back to start.dickscroop25/09/2016
After 4th ascent of Mt Keen, by bike from Glen Tannar. With PK.amswanston06/06/2015
Scramble up north-east flankFear-allabain12/05/2014
on TGOCoatcake20/05/2012
Sunny spells, high cloud, strong wind, good views.iangalbraith28/05/2006
fine big barish heather hill, haggy col to SE. acw circuit from Glenesk car pk RHW06/04/2004
With Claire.MickyRoss22/07/2001
Standard route up Glen Mark past Queen's Well to Mount Keen solo on a hot sunny day. Varied the descent by heading E to Braid Cairn & then generally S over Round Hill picking up the track which leads back down to the outward route.NotReallyABagger29/08/2000
Cairngorm Club meet to Mount Keen. On the summit photographs were taken to emulate that taken in 1890 which shows a large number of club members on the summit. With friend ran some of the way up Glen Tanar - we followed the main track and path to the summit. Descended on a route going to the east over Braid Cairn and Gathering Cairn and on the track above Water of Gairney.pwbellarby06/05/2000
Ascended by Glen Mark on the way to another ascent of Mount Keen.JohnW29/10/1999
From Ballater SYHA. My friend got shin splints from kicking steps in the snow up to its top. This made the way back quite a ordeal for her.Alan Moore29/03/1994
With Mount Keen & Hill of Gairney.Chris Peart23/05/1989
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