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Glen Ey

PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:30 pm
by macq23
GLEN EY WALK

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,
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Car Park
and it wasn't long before we crossed the small bridge which has a nice wee rocky river thing going on!!
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River


We kept pressingon until we reached the ruin Auchelie which many sheeps were currently residing and took a right turning towards Cairn nan Seileach.
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Ruins Auchelie


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.
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Carn Bhac in the distance

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Glen Ey in the distance

I think next time we are looking at continuing the Glen Ey right round to Altanour Lodge, then ascend to Carn Bhac.

Re: Glen Ey

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:10 am
by ChrisW
You may have had to turn back but it still looked like a good walk - sure leaves me yearning for the summer :D

Re: Glen Ey

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:20 pm
by macq23
It was indeed a lovely summer day!! The best we had last year! :-)

Re: Glen Ey

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:29 pm
by Gable Gable End
amazing. One for me and the bike this Spring.....

Re: Glen Ey

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:16 pm
by Border Reiver
One Easter I did Carn Bhac followed by Ben Iutharn Mhor after biking to Altanour Lodge and it's some of the most horrible peat-hag-ridden terrain imaginable. Take a look at it from Google Earth images and you can see all the peat hags. Best of luck.

Re: Glen Ey

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:14 pm
by Gable Gable End
I thought the track seemed ok for biking up to Altanour Lodge?? I'm assuming it's the walking bit you are talking about?

Re: Glen Ey

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:10 pm
by Border Reiver
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.

Re: Glen Ey

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:43 am
by macq23
Cheers for the heads up there about the peats!