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Foal's Craig

Foal's Craig


Postby litljortindan » Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:17 am

Date walked: 17/04/2021

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 300m

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Couldn't make up my mind about where to go so fell back on a long-standing plan to walk to Foal's Craig. My left knee was feeling a bit twingy too so I thought an easy walk might be the thing to do.

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Quite a variety of wildlife encounters today.

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Foal's Craig ahead.

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Ascending the track behind the ruin at Dalestie.

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A lot of hares around.

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East and West Meur Gorm Craig.

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Still a bit to go to the top.

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Ben Avon.

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Not sure where this is.

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A bit more light now.

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Ah, something snowy in the distance that I recognise, Lochnagar. There is no escape from Lochnagar. It is also a bit of a surprise to see it. And now I am at the "top".

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Morven.

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Lochnagar catching the light again.

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No big herds of deer but there are some small groups here and there.

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Ben Avon again.

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I descend via the grassy edge that overlooks the River Avon.

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The semi-circle of plantation that is prominent on the OS map.

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Blue sky over Liath Bheinn.

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I get to the next steepening of the descent and there is a chaos of deer, grouse and hare taking flight. This deer stops and looks round to check who I am.

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I rejoin the track for the last part of the descent.

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It is a fair walk back but now I will get to see some of the things I missed in the dark.

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Turning into a pleasant day.

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Last view back along the Avon.

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Re: Foal's Craig

Postby Mountainlove » Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:29 pm

You captured some lovely wild life photos... Haven't seen hares in a long time. Really need to get back to the Cairngorms.
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Re: Foal's Craig

Postby litljortindan » Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:03 pm

Mountainlove wrote:You captured some lovely wild life photos... Haven't seen hares in a long time. Really need to get back to the Cairngorms.


Thanks! It was like a scene from Bambi at one point.
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Re: Foal's Craig

Postby malky_c » Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:31 am

Nice sunrise 8) . We were up that way the following day. This is another good idea for the future - in case we set off for Cnap Chaochan Aitinn and run out of enrgy :)
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Re: Foal's Craig

Postby litljortindan » Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:58 am

malky_c wrote:Nice sunrise 8) . We were up that way the following day. This is another good idea for the future - in case we set off for Cnap Chaochan Aitinn and run out of enrgy :)


I thought I'd get good views of the river and of the crags. Slope a bit too convex to get views of the crags but great views of the surrounding hills was good compensation. I think it would be a pleasant cycle in but watch out for hedgehogs and suchlike.
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