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Carn na Caim & A’ Bhuidheanach Bheag

I had been dreading these two. Many have suggested that they are probably the most boring of all the Munros, so I set off from the A9 lay-by with some trepidation. The start of this walk is through a site where construction workers (who are replacing the pylons) keep their equipment and site office ...
by Philwalker
Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:53 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn na Caim & A’ Bhuidheanach Bheag
Replies: 2
Views: 2390

Mayar and Driesh at last

I had driven out to Glen Clova three times before, and the weather was always awful. I don't see the point of walking up a mountain if I am not going to see the views, and today, the clouds hung on the tops again. I decided to set off up Glen Doll anyway. If it lifted I would go up, if not, I would ...
by Philwalker
Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:37 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Mayar and Driesh at last
Replies: 1
Views: 1277

Re: Ben Alder & Beinn Bheoil from the bothy

Thanks for some great pics and what looks like a good route up. I still have these to do, having had quite a memorable day on the other four. See my report on 'The Loch Pattack Four'. The weather could have been better, but at least I got some views! The bike is essential unless you want to spend a ...
by Philwalker
Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:39 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Alder & Beinn Bheoil from the bothy
Replies: 13
Views: 8003

Ben Vorlich via the SE ridge from Inveruglas

I had driven from Cornwall to the Scottish border after work the previous evening, and endured an almost sleepless night in the car. The consequence was that I arrived at Inveruglas at 10:00 a.m., so decided I had time to 'bag' a Munro before continuing north. The walk starts by heading back along t...
by Philwalker
Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Vorlich via the SE ridge from Inveruglas
Replies: 2
Views: 1536

Losing my feet on Monadh Mor

I cycled in from Linn of Dee to cross White Bridge and turn right to stay with the Dee. The track shown on the map became little more than a footpath so, after another 2k, I dropped the bike behind a heather-bound lump - almost on top of an adder that was obviously feeling lethargic in the cold. I c...
by Philwalker
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Losing my feet on Monadh Mor
Replies: 0
Views: 2231

Carn an Fhidhleir & An Sgarsoch from Linn of Dee

This would be a huge undertaking without the bike, with a total of almost 40k to cover. Fortunately the tracks are reasonably good, enabling a total of 25k to be cycled. I followed the Dee to White Bridge (it isn't) and crossed it to leave the Dee and follow the Geldie Burn southwest'ish for 2k befo...
by Philwalker
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn an Fhidhleir & An Sgarsoch from Linn of Dee
Replies: 6
Views: 4419

Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon from Allanaquoich

I parked in the temporary car park at Allanaquoich, pushed the bike up the small path to join the track above, and cycled the four miles through the Glen Quoich pines to where the Allt an Dubh-Ghlinne joined the Quoich Water. The track went on through the Allt an Dubh-Ghlinne, but I left the bike lo...
by Philwalker
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon from Allanaquoich
Replies: 2
Views: 5473

The Loch Pattack Ridge of Four

They promised the best day of the week on the forecast, so I drove up to Dalwhinnie and began the long bike ride down the shore of Loch Ericht. It was raining! I had been starved of decent weather for two days, so continued in determined mood, meeting several walkers doing the TGO Challenge. They al...
by Philwalker
Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Loch Pattack Ridge of Four
Replies: 2
Views: 1612

Ben Macdui via Carn a Mhaim + Derry Cairngorm

I cycled in to Derry Lodge, crossed the Derry Burn, and continued across the boggy flat to enter Glen Luibeg. I took the easy option and diverted upstream to cross the Luibeg Bridge to begin the long, steady ascent of Carn a Mhaim. Snow lay down to the 800m contour but the easy gradient posed no pro...
by Philwalker
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:45 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Macdui via Carn a Mhaim + Derry Cairngorm
Replies: 1
Views: 3041

Beinn Mheadhoin, Beinn a Chaorainn, Beinn Bhreac

I cycled in to Derry Lodge from Linn of Dee, then walked up the beautiful Glen Derry through Scots Pines above the Derry Burn for the first 3k, then on along the excellent path that follows the open floor of the glen. The weather was stunning - blue skies and hardly a cloud, with snow glistening on ...
by Philwalker
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:46 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Mheadhoin, Beinn a Chaorainn, Beinn Bhreac
Replies: 2
Views: 3390

Re: Beinn Mheadhoin: In the snowy heart of the Cairngorms

I did a similar walk just last week on one of the few good days of my annual fortnight's Munro-bagging trip (Living in Cornwall is extremely frustrating!) and will post it later when I have the time. I missed out on Loch Etchachan by going straight up the snow-plastered hillside to the summit tors. ...
by Philwalker
Sun May 20, 2012 12:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Mheadhoin: In the snowy heart of the Cairngorms
Replies: 17
Views: 7408

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