Name:Little Cairngorm
Hill number:566
Height:1040.2m / 3413ft
Parent (Ma):518  Ben Macdui [Beinn Macduibh]
Parent (SMC):539  Derry Cairngorm
RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
County/UA:Aberdeenshire
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen)
Class:Deleted Munro Top
(xMT)
Grid ref:NO 02021 97232
Summit feature:cairn on outcrop
Drop:13m
Col:1027m  NO019974  
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Anti-clockwise circuit of Derry Cairngorm, Ben Macdui & Carn a'Mhaim from Derry Lodge. Summits clear all day.geoffh1223/09/2023
Circuit with camping from Linn of Dee taking in tops on E side then W side of Glen Derry. Climbed Meall an Lundain from south, trackless terrain, continued along ridge to climb Beinn Bhreac and Beinn Bhreac West Top. Crossed quite boggy ridge to climb Beinn a' Chaorainn Bheag, bypassed Beinn a' Chaorainn itself on descent to high point of Lairig an Laoigh. Steep climb to Stob Coire Etchachan, and easy ground to Beinn Mheadhoin SW Top and the excellent vantage point of Stacan Dubha. Descended to Loch Etchachan and climbed Creagan a' Choire Etchachan, across to Sgurr an Lochan Uaine. Bypassed Derry Cairngorm on way to Little Cairngorm and then Carn Crom. Descent to Derry Lodge and back to Linn of Dee. Quite cold biting wind for much of route but views generally good with most summits reasonably clear for much of the time.RobertP30/08/2023
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
Bike to Derry Lodge then round Coire Sputan Deargdaviemore13/05/2023
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
3 of 4: From Derry Cairngorm. With Karen.ChrisR23/09/2022
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
Visited en route to Derry Cairngorm with Sue.Phreerunner24/05/2022
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
From camp at Loch Etchachan after round of Beinn Mheadhoin tops with C on way back over Derry Cairngorm. Great weather.PeterD27/05/2018
With ChristineKeith9923/05/2018
Carn Crom, Little Cairngorm, Derry Cairngormkeithouk15/02/2018
With Beinn Bhreac, Beinn a' Chaorainn, Beinn Mheadhoin, Derry Cairngorm from Linn of DeeGeoff Briggs06/10/2017
On the way up to Derry Carngorm.Dangerous Dave19/09/2017
On descent of Derry Cairngorm.MorecambeMonkey17/05/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac24/08/2016
Start and finish in Lin of Dee. Loop Carn a'Mhaim, Ben MacDui, Cairn Gorm, Beinn Mheadhoin & Derry Cairngorm.gandrew21/05/2016
with Dale and Rachaelrambler_gary17/05/2015
A nice one.Play2End12/06/2014
Missed this in earlier trips so a quick run up and down from the bothydickscroop30/04/2013
dazza499404/06/2011
First day in the Cairngorms - Carn a Mhaim, Ben Macdui and Derry Cairngorm.Flipperfeet30/04/2011
First day in the Cairngorms - Carn a Mhaim, Ben Macdui and Derry Cairngorm.jim_aramis30/04/2011
Popped up on way down from Derry Cairngorm.chriswatson26/09/2010
Long day's solo cycle & walk in fair weather, from Linn of Deebarnz4802/08/2009
Second ascent 30/09/2010NormanW20/06/2008
With Rod, Andrew and Stephen from Linn of Dee. I was actually 'fittest' on a mixed day. SS29/07/2007
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave03/02/2007
tagged this one as we walked off Derry Cairngormtorkm30/07/2006
Long walk in from the car park at the Linn of Dee via Derry Lodge. yorkie01/05/2006
JW HFB03/09/2005
Bike to Derry lodge, mostly sunny, fine views, drizzle on the way out.iangalbraith30/05/2004
Overnight in Hutchison, back over Derry tops and Munro to bike at Derry Lodge and out to roadnordicstar10/10/2003
Company: Soloiandesbottes31/08/2003
Bike&hikeStrathcarron20/04/2003
CK SheilaS08/03/2003
Galltywenallt25/07/1998
SMMC Cairngorm camping meet, with Liz Mackay and Charlie Prowse.clashcityrocker14/07/1998
Walking course weekend day 2rebornscout02/07/1997
Top. Sunny day with CNDO.Dugswell224/06/1997
very likely on way off Derry Cairngorm(qv)pwheeler24/06/1997
On the return to Derry Lodge and Linn of Dee.Aye Jimmy07/04/1996
self on 1st round and on 2nd rounddavidsbatty14/04/1994
Cairngorm Club weekend meet at Muir Cottage. With two fellow members. We left Linn of Dee and walked to Derry Lodge. We walked directly up to Carn Crom with navigation by compass in thick mist. We reached Little Cairngorm and then Derry Cairngorm. I continued alone to Sgurr an Lochain Uaine and Creagan a Choire Etchachan.pwbellarby12/02/1994
Anticlockwise Munro and tops round from Linn of Dee: Derry Cairngorm ... Mheadhoin, Macdui ... Carn a'Mhaim. Glorious start with rain at the end.Eddie01/09/1993
From near Derry Lodge after night camping near Corrour bothy on way to Derry Cairngorm with M, M, and J.PeterD12/07/1992
With Dave from Derry Lodge picking off tops on a great day running clockwise. Scramble down to Loch Etchechan was a little hairy - just follow Dave (and pray). SS14/07/1990