Braeriach Dawn Walk

Join us for an early-morning trek to the summit of the UKs third highest mountain, Braeriach.

Braeriach, standing tall at 1296m is the 3rd highest mountain in the UK and situated in the western massif of the Cairngorms. Ben Nevis and Ben Macdui may be taller but Braeriach raises the bar above its bigger brothers in terms of wildness, and is our guide Myrddin’s favourite of the big 3. Approx 28km round trip, this is a long day out with an estimated completion of around 8-10 hours. The walk is naturally split into sections with spectacular scenery including the ancient Caledonian forest, the Lairig Ghru, high mountain lochs, and Braeriach’s plateau including the Wells of Dee (the source of the River Dee).

To make this an extra special walk we shall start the day bright and early at 5am walking with the morning light to witness the forest and mountain landscape at its best. It will also give us plenty of the day to enjoy the walk taking time to take pictures, enjoy a brew, or simply relax at many of the interesting points which sets Braeriach apart from its bigger brothers.

Dates for 2021


Pricing and Booking

£50 per person
The full amount is payable to secure a place. Please take the time to read our cancellation policy.

Group Size

Limited to 8 places per trek

Walking Grade

Minimum Grade 7
See more about our fitness grading.


Personal walking gear including waterproofs, boots and warm clothing. We will provide hot drinks along the route, but you will need to provide your own packed lunch, any personal snacks and cold drinks. Please see our Equipment page for more details.


Starting and returning at Coylumbridge just outside of Aviemore. Transport to this location from the surrounding area can be provided by arrangement at no extra cost (limited to 4 spaces).

Enquire and Book

Please complete the form below to enquire about booking a place on this trek. We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.