Càrn Gorm (Cannich) from Craskie with Kids (8, 11, 17)
Total distance - 8.65 km
Total time - 05h14m
Altitude gain - 523 m
The approach to the summit of Càrn Gorm is possible from more sides. It can be climbed from Glen Strathfarrar to the north or direct from Cannich to the south or what we opted for - from Craskie in Glen Cannich to the southwest. The ascent from Glen Cannich is a shorter approach and can be combined with the Corbett Sgòrr na Diollaid which we climbed up a few weeks ago.
It was a nice walk although the ground was a little bit boggy and rough in some places. But to be honest the weather was a big disappointment for me. The weather forecast predicted sunshine for almost a whole day. But... It was as it was...
We parked at the start of the driveway to Craskie. There is a space for one car:
We headed through the gate and followed the track to Craskie house:
We walked around the fence of Craskie. There was a sign for a footpath:
We crossed the bridge behind Craskie and headed right and follow the track...:
...through the gate in the dyke:
Behind the gate we continued uphill on the west side of Craskie burn:
There is a path (indistinct in places) first over bracken and then over heather:
The path was in some places quite steep and covered with deep heather.
Waterfall on Craskie burn:
Looking back - Glen Cannich, Loch Craskie, Meall Dubh (on the right):
As we came onto the open hill we reached the deer fence. We climbed through the hole in it and crossed Craskie burn (crossing was quite easy) then continued to a tall cairn. The ground was mix of grass and short heather, rough in places but the walking was not very difficult.
The hole in the fence at Craskie burn, Kids looking at tall cairn:
Crossing Craskie burn:
From the fence to the summit there is no path. There are in places some animal paths which it is possible to follow, like this one behind Craskie burn, but these usually disappear very quickly:
At the tall cairn - Glen Cannich with Loch Mullardoch further away:
From the cairn we walked around Pt. 638 to reach Loch Coire an Uillt Ghiuthais (Sgòrr na Ruadhraich behind):
From Loch it was a straight walk uphill to the summit.
Looking back - Pt. 638 on the left, Loch Coire an Uillt Ghiuthais, Sgòrr na Ruadhraich on the right:
Conni on the top:
We returned same way.
From the tall cairn we headed down to the right of the plantation where the hole in the fence is:
On our way back in the wood by the side of Craskie burn we met Aliens :
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