Name:Derry Cairngorm
Hill number:539
Height:1155.8m / 3792ft
Parent (Ma):518  Ben Macdui [Beinn Macduibh]
RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen)
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain, Submarilyn,
Murdo, Yeaman
Grid ref:NO 01735 98023
Summit feature:northern of two cairns
Col:1014m  NO012989  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36 43
(1:25k) OL57S 403S
Observations:lower cairn is 40m SSE at NO 01751 97986
Survey:Leica RX1250
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From Linn of Dee; Carn a Mhaim, Ben Macdui, Beinn Mheadhoin, Creagan a Choire Etchachan, Derry Cairngorm and back over Carn Crom to Linn of Dee. Walked the whole way time 11 hours for 24.25 miles. Showery and cold on the plateau with winds gusting to 50-60mph. Saw Golden Eagle Ptarmigan and Snow Bunting.isabelle02/10/2023
Anti-clockwise circuit of Derry Cairngorm, Ben Macdui & Carn a'Mhaim from Derry Lodge. Summits clear all day.geoffh1223/09/2023
From Linn of Dee 1/2 with Beinn Mheadhoin + some topsPDuncan8229/07/2023
From Bob Scott's, up and down past Carn Crom. Great views down to Glen Derry and across to Lochan Uaine. Lovely pinewoods.PiranhaFish22/07/2023
From Linn of Dee. MTs Sron Riach and Sgurr an Lochan Uaine. Back via Derry Cairngorm and Carn Crom. Fine day. With B and R.jenx24/05/2023
Excellent day out but a tough day also, weather superb. Great day with Barry, done as route of 4 Munros.Kevthecat19/05/2023
Used an e-bike up Glen Lui to access Derry Cairngorm, leaving the bike behind Derry Lodge. Then took the path north over Carn Crom and up to the summit. Return by outward route, continuing by riding down to Braemar. With RP. Hiking part: 13.1km, with 805m of ascent.Man of Kernow119/05/2023
With Gav, Tony, Pam & Robert. Day 1 of ATMC Muir Cottage meet.andy29/04/2023
Beinn Mheadhoin SW Top, Beinn Mheadhoin, Stob Coire Etchachan, Stacan Dubha, Creagan a' Choire Etchachan, Derry Cairngorm, & Little Cairngorm from Linn of Dee.JasonStark08/10/2022
1 of 4: From Linn of Dee CP. Then again on returning from Sgurr an Lochan Uaine to rejoin Karen who waited here.ChrisR23/09/2022
Revisit to Derry Cairngorm walking over the hills missed last time. Carn Crom, Derry Cairngorm, Sgurr an Lochan Uaine, Creagan a Choire Etchachan. In Nov 1979 it was full on winter with so much snow that I did not realise Derry Cairngorm was a bouldery hill... and the paths were less obvious or not even there. My map still does not show many of the paths. Quite an eye opener.sarahk28/08/2022
Linn of Dee - cycled to Derry Lodge - Carn Crom - Little Cairngorm - Derry Cairngorm - Creagan a Choire Etchachan - Beinn Mheadhoin SW Top - Beinn Mheadhoin - Ben Macdui - Stob Coire Sputan Dearg - Carn a Mhaim - Derry Lodge - Linn of Dee. An epic four-Munro walk in scorching heat and clear skies, with an added herd of reindeer on the summit of Macdui.Mark Jackson13/08/2022
With Sue from Derry Lodge. Also on 28/10/1995 with Dave Scruby, Martin Whittle and John Mansell (RIP)Phreerunner24/05/2022
Linn of Dee to Derry Lodge, footpath straight off end of footbridge leads up pitched path almost to Carn Crom (passed three men working on the path). Carried on to summit in glorious sunshine. Returned via lower side path below Carn Crom which has a short but tricky slab to descend.Flatfield14/05/2022
Linn of Dee, Derry Lodge, Carn Crom, Derry Cairngorm, Ben Macdui, Hutchison Memorial Hut, Glen Derry, Derry Lodge and back to Linn of Dee.JasonStark08/05/2022
Mar lodge derry lodge derry cairgorm hurchinson hut , then long walk back as akey river unfordable. Very windy on summit. A few m from summit a returning walker advised against against further progress they had decided to return due to wind. Our party of 4 continued. Ive been in windier conditions!cjo12/03/2022
Clear skies, hard frost esp in valley (inversion continues), good path and quick progress.NorfolkPT2121/12/2021
23.8 miles 5513ft walk. Start at Glenmore campsite, to Fiacaill a' Choire Chais, Carn Etchachan, Dery Cairngorm and Ben Macdui, back to Glenmore campsite.stephenbuda12/09/2021
Cairngorm Darkside from the north - 4 munros - Steven Fallons routehummusg06/09/2021
With T - unfinished business - and supposedly the start of a bit of top baggingScmccabe 06/07/2021
Camped the night before in the trees in Glen Derry. On top bagging exploits mostly.Grinner-Munros226/09/2020
Rob and I had 2 more to go on htis traverse, Derry Cairngorm and Beinn Mheadhoin. We started off descending towards Loch Etchachan. Leaving the packs to set off to the right for Derry Cairngorm (no. 8 1155m). No drama. Retracing steps we collected the packs and reached the loch shore again leaving the packs and ascending the track under restoration to Bheinn Mheadhoin (No 9. 1182m). This was a remarkable section with open ridge and the rocky stacks lying like warts on the ridge tops. We climbed the summit stack without difficulty considered an afternoon that could be spent exploring alternative rock climbing routes and then set off with the thoughts of our end point in mind. Picking up the sacs at the Loch we then headed down to Loch Avon remembered the shelter stone and camping ground of my early Arduous Training days as a school boy. We stopped to bathe our feet in a burn feeding Loch Avon and set of off up the Alt Coire Raibert a flower-fringed scramble to the shoulder of Caidavid.walker4010/08/2020
With Geoffvgiorgio21/07/2020
mark and ZBnrowan29/02/2020
Alan, Andrew, Clare, Fiona, Gavin, Rick, Robert, Steve, Toril Steves last MunroNHWC10/09/2019
Run from Linn of Dee, Devils Point, Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine, BraeriachHuwel21/08/2019
From Linn of Dee Car Park (NO 06291 89816) - Derry Lodge - Creag Bad an t-Seabhaig - Derry Cairngorm. Reversed the outward route back to Linn of Dee taking in the summits of Little Cairngorm & Carn Crom. Clear paths throughout, a few boulders to negotiate approaching and on the summit of Derry Cairngorm. There is a good path which by-passes the summits of Little Cairngorm and Carn Crom if you wish to avoid them.david23020110/07/2019
From Linn of Dee, MTB to Derry Lodge then a round of Sron Riach, Stob Coire Sputan Dearg, Creagan a Choire Etchachan, Sgurr an Lochan Uaine, Derry Cairngorm, Little Cairngorm and Carn Crom.rhalstead16/06/2019
23 mile run from Linn of Dee to Beinn a' Chaorainn, Beinn Mheadhoin & Derry Cairngormrhif717/11/2018
With its tops, Creagan a Choire Etchachan and Sgurr an Lochan Uaine.Peterb04/08/2018
From camp at Loch Etchachan after round of Beinn Mheadhoin tops with C on way back To Linn of Dee. Great weather.PeterD27/05/2018
mike shaw, jamie after climbing tailisman, glorious weatherlithosyork27/05/2018
With ChristineKeith9923/05/2018
With Keithchristine9923/05/2018
sunshine snow and breezywullclark10/05/2018
Carn Crom, Little Cairngorm, Derry Cairngormkeithouk15/02/2018
Long walk in from Ski centre car park. Cold and clear. Almost to Ben MacDui - then turned East. Snow powdery in places made going hard. Hard neve elsewhere - above 1000m for most of the day. Nav'd off the plateaux in the darkwychwood09/02/2018
48 - A second night at Bob Scott's bothy, waking up to glorious blue skies, and snow almost down to the valley floor. Did this round with Carn, Ben Macdui and Derry Cairngorm in 8hrs from the bothy.huwthomas04/02/2018
With Beinn Bhreac, Beinn a' Chaorainn, Beinn Mheadhoin from Linn of DeeGeoff Briggs06/10/2017
Up from Little Cairngorm. Solo.Dangerous Dave19/09/2017
With club, started with Derry Cairngorm then onto Cairn a' MhaimJamesSDonald09/09/2017
V windy, back same wayMorning17/08/2017
Apart from being very windy it was otherwise very nice day. Managed to get blown over on the descent so decided to leave the other mountains to the following day. Overnight in the Hutchison Memorial Hut. Very cosy but fortunately not crowded; played cards with father and his young daughter.Chris Terrey 17/07/2017
Beinn Mheadhoin & Derry Cairngorm from Linn of Dee,cycling into Derry Lodge. On own.MorecambeMonkey17/05/2017
Pat, GeraldineChris Blake14/05/2017
With TL between Hutchinson hut and CorrourD.Hoyle08/05/2017
Climbed with WC, 3rd and final of the day, ~10.5 hours.AC-OFWC07/05/2017
Solo. 12:55(comma) 31km(comma) 1742m ascent. Fidget05/05/2017
Linn of Dee to Derry Cairngorm via Derry Lodge, on to the two Munro tops, then over to Beinn Mheadoin and its two Munro tops, return from Loch Etchachan along Glen Derrykdbennett23/10/2016