Creag Dubh (newtonmore) 12-5-09
by Julie » Wed May 27, 2009 10:51 am
Grahams included on this walk: Creag Dhubh (Newtonmore)
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We set off from the A86 just west of the village, small parking available where the wildcat trail crosses the road and headed up past the riding school, across a cattle grid, through a gate and highland cows and on to the track, round the 2 bends then a faint path comes off on the L which improves and heads up through birch woods, deceptively climbing until it reaches the steep bit which is a slog on a slightly boggy path up and up, a slight scramble round the edge of a crag then up to ann torr and along the ridge to the summit.
The views were fab, out to the Ben, down to Glen Banchor and across the A9.
Lazed about on the summit for an hour then headed back to the house for big cups of tea in the garden Shame it's not that sunny today....
by Myth » Thu May 28, 2009 9:21 am
Julie wrote:I...we decided to head up Creag Dubh. I've done it lots of times to An Torr as a hill run ....
Oh Good Grief! Hill runners make me green with envy - I struggle to maintain sufficient head of steam to walk up hills without stopping, let alone contemplate running!
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by Julie » Thu May 28, 2009 10:07 pm
by Paul Webster » Sat May 30, 2009 8:02 am
by Julie » Sat May 30, 2009 9:11 am
It is THE NEW 10KM (6.2 mile) WILDCAT TRAIL EXTENDS RIGHT AROUND NEWTONMORE, PROVIDING WALKS THROUGH RIVERSIDE, MOORLAND AND FOREST IN AN EVER CHANGING KALEIDOSCOPE OF THE RICH VARIETY OF LANDSCAPE THAT IS NEWTONMORE. THE WALK CAN BE TACKLED AS A COMPLETE CIRCUIT, OR IN 6 SEPARATE SECTIONS.
by Paul Webster » Sat May 30, 2009 9:31 am
A great effort by the community group to set that up.
by bio-man » Sat May 30, 2009 1:35 pm
Can't say I've climbed this one, but I've spent a lot of time on the Monadh Liath hills, especially over the last 12 months. Even lost a boot to the fast-flowing Allt a Chaorann but that's another story!! I like Newtonmore, especially The Glen Hotel!! One of my colleagues, Paul Mellis lives there, helps out with the shinty team!
by Caberfeidh » Sat May 30, 2009 2:58 pm
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