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Creag Liath from Newtonmore

Creag Liath from Newtonmore

Postby gld73 » Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:30 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Creag Liath

Date walked: 08/03/2021

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 16.5 km

Ascent: 640m

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Another walk after working in Kingussie. Started from the car park in Newtonmore to make the walk a bit longer, and walked up the Glen Road, following it all the way to the Glen Banchor car park which would be the more normal start point for this hill (and the usual start point for the round of the 3 munros - I hadn't realised I could have tagged this graham on to that walk when I did the munros. Still, left me with a nice hill walk to do as a shorter day today). Did the route clockwise to do the slightly steeper route as the ascent.

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View down Glen Banchor to Creag Liath

Zoomed to Creag Liath

View to the target hill, crossing the Allt Fionndrigh at Glenballoch

Heading up Creag Liath's southern slopes

I reached the summit area at the southern end of the hill, could see the summit cairn a couple of hundred metres north

View to the munro Carn Dearg from the 745m summit

View back south east to Newtonmore

Descending down the north slopes

Back on the path well trodden by Monadliath munro baggers, crossing the Allt Fionndrigh again

Walking back down the east side of the Allt Fionndrigh, Creag Liath on the right

Straightforward, enjoyable hill and nice to get a new summit ticked off in 2021 given current restrictions. If we ever end up back in a lockdown where you can only exercise from your front door rather than driving anywhere, Newtonmore and Kingussie would be pretty good places to be staying, given the number of hills of all sizes on the doorstep!
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