Starting from grid NN994624 on the Pitlochry to Straloch road I headed downhill over rough tussocky grass to the Brerachan Water. Finding a way across was tricky as most of the rocks sticking above the surface were coated in ice. Once across it was obvious that down by the Brerachan the ground was pretty boggy so I ascended and traversed at between 400 and 450 metres with no trace of any track and the ground rough tussocky grass and old woody heather. Where the Brerachan Water eventually turns into the Allt na Leacainn Moire I headed North West along the Lon Mor - and please no lawn mower jokes. This was where I picked up the first real track which I followed as far as Druim nan Aigeach overlooking Shinagag. The two small lochans down off the track at this point are given no name on the 1:25,000 map but I believe the stream flowing out of them is called the Allt Dubhag. This walk was mainly done to see what the Eastern and Northern sides of Ben Vrackie were like.
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