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Another Corbett-Munro combo - Glen Turret

Another Corbett-Munro combo - Glen Turret

Postby CannyCanine » Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:49 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie

Corbetts included on this walk: Auchnafree Hill

Date walked: 06/10/2021

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 19 km

Ascent: 1090m

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The good weather continued, giving the opportunity for another Corbett and Munro combination, this time from the dam in Loch Turret.
A rather poor stile at the start, which didn't comply with British Standard 5709 [excessive step height, lack of handposts, and lack of a dog-gate!]
26347 Glen Turret dam Perdy on stile.jpg

Ben Chonzie loomed over the far end of the Loch from the dam.
26334 L Turret B Chonzie fr SE.jpg

A good track beside the reservoir was followed for 2½ km, but then I headed up a side valley to the east, followed by a steep climb through bracken and heather to a bump called Ton Eich.
26335 G Turret Ton Eich fr S.jpg

Ton Eich provided a good viewpoint toward the head of the valley.
26336 B Chonzie fr Ton Eich.jpg

The first target was the Corbett Auchnafree Hill, a flattish summit amid a vast expanse of coarse heather.
26337 Auchnafree H fr Ton Eich.jpg

Not wishing to use the various hill tracks, it was continuous tough going through the long heather, undergrowth, and peat.
26338 Ton Eich Perdy in heather.jpg

The 789m summit of Auchnafree Hill gave closer views of both Ben Chonzie and the Ben Lawers group.
26339 Auchnafree H summit Perdy.jpg

The intervening bump of A' Chairidh meant there were two descents and re-ascents on the way to Ben Chonzie.
26340 B Chonzie fr Auchnafree H.jpg

The ascent to the ridge of Ben Chonzie entails picking a way up though the crags (on the right).
26341 B Chonzie crags fr S.jpg

The dam is more than 6km down the glen.
26342 L Turret fr B Chonzie.jpg

Gaining height, more and more hills and windfarms came into view.
26343 B Chonzie view NE.jpg

Off to the north-west, the Ben Lawers group was clearly visible.
26344 B Chonzie view NW Lawers.jpg

There was a chill wind, so the summit shelter of Ben Chonzie (931m) was appreciated.
26345 B Chonzie summit Perdy.jpg

And then it was time to go back down the glen after a very good day on the hils.
26346 Loch Turret fr NW.jpg

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Munros:13   Corbetts:19
Fionas:77   Donalds:10
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