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Wild camp Rothiemurkus?

Wild camp Rothiemurkus?


Postby Jon and Jen » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:12 pm

Hi guys, I'm heading up to Aviemore tomorrow evening but bus won't arrive until after 8pm. Just wondering if anyone knows a handy spot a few miles out towards Braeriach? Planning to do the traverse Friday before a camp near Corrour. I'm sure I would find somewhere but thought I'd pick the brains of those of knowledge first. While I am able to put up my tent in the dark I'd prefer not to. :wink: Thanks.
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Re: Wild camp Rothiemurkus?

Postby WalkWithWallace » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:29 pm

There's a nice spot by the river about 200-300m after the Cairngorm Club Footbridge. Please don't light any fires though, I cleared up a couple of pits on my last visit.
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Re: Wild camp Rothiemurkus?

Postby Jon and Jen » Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:28 pm

WalkWithWallace wrote:There's a nice spot by the river about 200-300m after the Cairngorm Club Footbridge. Please don't light any fires though, I cleared up a couple of pits on my last visit.


Thanks. Will have a look. I won't be lighting fires. Now if I could only take a fridge to sit in front of....... :lol:
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Re: Wild camp Rothiemurkus?

Postby rgf101 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:16 pm

It would mean a different approach, but if you take the path towards Loch Eanaich and camp somewhere at or before the fork at NH924019, you'd be a little higher and out of the trees, so it could well be cooler. Not sure about what the path up to Braerich is like from there, but there's one on the map...
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Re: Wild camp Rothiemurkus?

Postby prog99 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:09 pm

rgf101 wrote:It would mean a different approach, but if you take the path towards Loch Eanaich and camp somewhere at or before the fork at NH924019, you'd be a little higher and out of the trees, so it could well be cooler. Not sure about what the path up to Braerich is like from there, but there's one on the map...

Path is fine.
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Re: Wild camp Rothiemurkus?

Postby gaffr » Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:31 pm

WWW's suggestion would be perfect for the approach to the hills via the Lairig. River nearby to use.
I passed by the location a couple of days ago on my bike...no-one using the space at the time.
I always think of the old Drovers heading South with Cattle laying up for the night between here and what is now the Bridge.
And from there you are five minutes walk away from the path to the Lairig at Piccadilly. Rothiemurchus.
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Re: Wild camp Rothiemurkus?

Postby Jon and Jen » Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:11 pm

Thanks to all, going to go for WWW recommendation after having a look on the map. Perfect distance and on the path I intend to take. Cheers.
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