With an elevation of 1,309 m (4,295 ft), Ben Macdui is the second highest mountain in the United Kingdom and sits within the Cairngorms National Park. The mountain sits on the southern edge of the Cairngorm Plateau which lies on the boundary of Aberdeenshire and Moray. As a result, both counties share the mountain as their highest point.
The easiest ascent to the summit can be made from the Coire Cas car park, located at the base of Cairngorm Ski Centre. The route is approximately 7 km (4 miles) long. Queen Victoria even climbed the summit on the 7th October 1859. A direction indicator sits at the top and highlights the most important hills viewable on a clear day.
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|1,309 m (4,295 ft)
|Aberdeenshire / Banffshire
|NN 9890 9894
|200: Llandrindod Wells & Elan Valley