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Creag Bheag

Creag Bheag

Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 49 out of 51 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Cairngorms National Park

Creag Bheag translates as ‘small rock’ in Gaelic, which might explain why there are two hills bearing this name in the same area. Here, we’re referring to the hill that rises immediately above the town of Kingussie, and to the south of Loch Gynack. The other hill here by this name rises to the north of the town. This Creag Bheag tops out at 1,598 feet (487 m) and is delightfully craggy. 


Short and sweet, adventures up Creag Bheag come with an added chance to spy Scotland’s famous red squirrels, some of whom reside in the pine forest that covers the hill’s eastern slopes. You can ascend directly from Kingussie and it’s a steep but fun hill. The slopes above the forest are strewn with heather and bracken, with paths leading you upwards. 


When you reach the summit, a clear day will reward you with splendid views over Kingussie and across to the Cairngorms. There are many cairns at the top, but the summit cairn is much larger and has a little seat inside.


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Tips

  • Panzer

    Very nice view of Kingussie

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    • July 9, 2019

  • Cornelia Schnauder

    Cairngorm

    • June 30, 2018

  • Nicole Woods

    There are at least 3 cairns on top; not sure which one is the actual summit.

    • March 22, 2019

  • Andrew

    Stunning hike out of Kingussie.

    • August 2, 2021

  • Wandering Cloud

    Beyond spectacular. 360 degree views! Well worth a hike from Kingussie!

    • September 5, 2021

  • Andrew

    An easy Loop from the town to reach this Marilyn. There are a few cairns on the top, the true summit being the one built like a trig pillar closer to the south west.

    • March 6, 2022

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Location: Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom

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