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Derry Cairngorm

Derry Cairngorm


Postby macq23 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:54 pm

Munros included on this walk: Derry Cairngorm

Date walked: 14/08/2010

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 27 km

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Nice summer walk from Linn of Dee Carpark to Derry Cairngorm. :D

Will write a bit more later once I get a grip of this!!

This was one of the hike that myself and a friend took while spending the weekend up in Braemar. We started the day leaving from the Linn of Dee carpark, and was suprised to see the number of the cyclists there was. But as we were walking it soon became clear that the path to the Derry Lodge is perfect for a bit of cycling, Mental note to self for next time!

After the Derry Lodge, we went up towards Creag Bad an t-Seabhaig and Carn Crom
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On the way up to Derry Cairngorm
before reaching Derry Cairngorm. You know you are in the Cairngorms with the fantastic rocky surroundings.
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The summit of Derry Cairngorm
It was a bit windy at the top, so we decided to press onto Loch Etchachan for Lunch.
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Loch Etchachan


After this it was downwards onto the Hutchison Memorial Hut which was very interesting. I love these wee huts/bothys in the middle of nowhere, yet has years of history behind it.
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The Hutchison Memorial Hut


Then it was onwards through Glen Derry before reaching the Derry Lodge and making our way back to the Linn of Dee car park. It was a fantastic day and first time for me in the Linn of Dee area.
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Re: Derry Cairngorm

Postby Caberfeidh » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:08 pm

macq23 wrote:Munros included on this walk: Derry Cairngorm
Date walked: 14/08/2011
Nice summer walk from Linn of Dee Carpark to Derry Cairngorm. :D

Spectacular ~ espesh as it hasn't happened yet !
You stray through a time portal or something? I hate it when that happens... :lol:
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Re: Derry Cairngorm

Postby macq23 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:15 pm

Nightmare! Yeah meant to be 2010. Just trying to get a hang of this! :shock:
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Re: Derry Cairngorm

Postby Caberfeidh » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:19 pm

Nice photos, I could almost feel the clegg bites. Since moving back to the west from Aberdeen I do miss the perfume of the peat moors and pine woods around the Derry. There's something special about the wide open areas high up in the Cairngorms.
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Re: Derry Cairngorm

Postby monty » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:26 pm

Nice photos, especially the Hut. :D
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Re: Derry Cairngorm

Postby Gable Gable End » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:48 pm

Caberfeidh wrote:There's something special about the wide open areas high up in the Cairngorms.


couldn't agree more....
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Re: Derry Cairngorm

Postby skuk007 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:08 pm

Nice pictures, hoping to do some of this area in June, so can't wait now!
Good to see some hills with no snow for a change. :)
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Re: Derry Cairngorm

Postby Caberfeidh » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:58 pm

skuk007 wrote:Good to see some hills with no snow for a change.


The Cairngorms used to always carry big patches of snow all through the summer, it only seemed to melt away in the early 1990s, and there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth throughout the land, as doom-mongers prophesied the end of the world ! Now it seems to be getting back to a snow-patches-throughout-the-year state, no doubt we'll have more wailing, etc. from those who can't remember it used to be like this!
And I can remember when this was all fields, and you could get into the pictures for a jam jar... :D
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Re: Derry Cairngorm

Postby macq23 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:48 am

Cheers!! So many photos opportunities it's hard sometime to say NO and keep on walking!! :P
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Re: Derry Cairngorm

Postby Alastair S » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:44 pm

macq23 wrote:Cheers!! So many photos opportunities it's hard sometime to say NO and keep on walking!! :P

Exactly right - perhaps why I only manage 2 or 3 kph :lol:
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