by macq23 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:30 pm
Date walked: 15/08/2010
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 14 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The 2nd hike of the weekend in Braemar, we decided to go along Glen Ey with the intention of going up Carn Bhac.
It was a truly glorious day, definitely needed my water pack that day.
We left the carpark at Inverey, and it wasn't long before we crossed the small bridge which has a nice wee rocky river thing going on!!
We kept pressingon until we reached the ruin Auchelie which many sheeps were currently residing and took a right turning towards Cairn nan Seileach.
The map shows that after Cairn nan Seileach, the path soon ended, but we were unsure why. But soon found out when we hit the peats!! We decided to make a go of it and see how we got on. It ended up taking forever trying to get through the peats, and with being pressed for time and Carn Bhac still a fair bit away, we decided to call it a day and headed back.
I think next time we are looking at continuing the Glen Ey right round to Altanour Lodge, then ascend to Carn Bhac.
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by ChrisW » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:10 am
by macq23 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:20 pm
by Gable Gable End » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:29 pm
by Border Reiver » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:16 pm
by Gable Gable End » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:14 pm
by Border Reiver » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:10 pm
Gable Gable End wrote:I thought the track seemed ok for biking up to Altanour Lodge?? I'm assuming it's the walking bit you are talking about?
Altanour lodge track was very good - but after that.......awful at times.