Guide to Scotland's hills & mountains

Cul nan Gad

Cul nan Gad - Aberdeenshire
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Cul nan Gad is the 5609th highest peak in the British Isles and the 4004th tallest in Scotland

Also known as

The Cairns


515.0 m (1690 ft)


40.0 m (131 ft)


Very large boulder


  • Highland Five

Nearest town

Ballater, Aberdeenshire

OS map sheets

OS50: 044 (Ballater, Glen Clova & surrounding area)
OS25: 053N (Lochnagar, Glen Muick & Glen Clova)
OS25: 388N (Lochnagar, Glen Muick & Glen Clova)