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    Dun-da-Lamh Walk

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    7.2 km
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    580 m
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    Dun-da-Lamh Walk

    The Dun-da-Lamh Walk is a fantastic outdoor excursion in Cairngorms National Park that features scenic views from atop a peak that is also an historical site. While out walking the trail, you will climb uphill through the forest to reach the summit of Dun-da-Lamh, which offers fantastic views overlooking the Spey Cam Reservoir and was once the site of a Pictish fort. While there is a fair amount of elevation gain on this moderate length trail, it is still suitable for casual adventurers.

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    Route Description for Dun-da-Lamh Walk

    Whether the aim of your day on the trails is to simply summit a small peak to take in the beautiful views, or to visit a fascinating historical site, the Dun-da-Lamh Walk is an excellent option in Cairngorms National Park to do just that.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way through the forest for a short distance and cross over the A86, following the trail as it leads you to the northwest. Here, you will make your way over the River Mashie and begin climbing the wooded slopes of Dun-da-Lamh.

    After reaching the summit of the hill, you will enjoy some pleasant views in every direction, including the charming waters of the Spey Dam Reservoir to the northwest. Also located at the top of the hill are the ruins of what was once a Pictish fort that would have held a commanding position over the valley. After exploring the site, you will make your way back along the same route to return to the trailhead where you began your journey.

    Getting to the Dun-da-Lamh Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Dun-da-Lamh Walk can be found along A86 next to the Laggan Wolftrax Mountain Biking Trail Centre.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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