Lochnagar

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Located within the estate of Balmoral and within the boundaries of the Cairngorm National Park, the Lochnagar range extends to 98,320 acres.  It’s has a magnificent north facing corrie which makes it a mecca for winter climbers 

Poet Lord Byron spent time in the area in his youth and wrote the poem, Lachin y Gair (also known as Dark Lochnagar), which also forms the basis of a song:  

 

England! thy beauties are tame and domestic, 

 

⁠To one who has rov'd on the mountains afar: 

Oh! for the crags that are wild and majestic, 

The steep, frowning glories of dark Loch na Garr