Sgor an Lochain Uaine is a large Munro sitting within a group of 4 Munros that really make up the heart of the Cairngorms. With Braeriach to the north and Cairn Toul and the Devils Point to the south there no shortage of views and you are surrounded by fantastic peaks in all directions. The summit of Sgor an Lochain Uaine sits on a jutted out edge overlooking a large coire called Garbh Corrie which separates it from Braeriach. The views of the coirres of Braeriach from here are particularly fine. The east face of Sgor an Lochain Uaine is extremely craggy and drops almost instantly to floor of Garbh Coire and The Lairig Ghru to the east. These routes of ascent should be left for climbers or a keen scrambler. The west face is much more forgiving with easy slopes to Glen Einich. This is a possible route of ascent. Most however will attain Sgor an Lochain Uaine via its south ridge connecting to Cairn Toul as the two really go hand in hand.
One of the best features to Sgor an Lochain Uaine is a small coire immediately east of the summit. This houses a fantastic little lochan called Lochan Uaine ( Green Lochan) Dependant on light conditions this little lochan can take on a magical green appearance, a nice little extra to an already great Munro. (We are sure there must be a technical reason for it but for now we will just put it down to the fairies)
Which ever way you approach these hills they are remote so will demand a long walk in however due to a large network of land rover tracks much of the walk in can be cycled. A popular route is from the south coming up through Glen Dee and on to the Lairig Ghru. A bike can be used as far as Derry Lodge.