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An easy Graham near Dalwhinnie with Kids - the short way

An easy Graham near Dalwhinnie with Kids - the short way


Postby WalkingWithKids » Mon Feb 28, 2022 1:50 am

Grahams included on this walk: Creag Ruadh (Dalwhinnie)

Date walked: 27/02/2022

Time taken: 3.4 hours

Distance: 4.7 km

Ascent: 350m

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Creag Ruadh (Dalwhinnie) - the short way from the A9, from the bridge over Allt Garbh with Kids (8, 11, 17 yo)

Stats:
Total distance - 4.7 km
Total time - 3h23m
Walking time - 1h35m
Altitude gain - 332 m

The approach to the summit of Creag Ruadh is possible from more sides. We opted for a short approach from the NW.

1.7 km of the ascent was along a track, which was in some places muddy. The rest 900 m of the way up was pathless.
For the descent, we opted for a different way. From the summit we walked pathless straight down to the first turn on the track.


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The parking spot on the A9 at the bridge over Allt Garbh:
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Start of the walk:
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The gate on the start:
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The track just behind the gate:
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The track:
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Looking back - A9 towards Inverness, Cruban Beag on the left, Creag Dhubh (Newtonmore) on the right, in the back:
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A9 towards Perth, The Fara on the right:
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Higher on the track:
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The end of the track, onward pathless through short heather and grass:
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Conni on the top - the Munro Meall Chuaich:
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Conni on the top - Monadhliath:
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Drumochter Munros on the left, Loch Ericht, The Fara on the right:
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The Munro Meall Chuaich, Loch Cuaich:
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The way down

From the summit we walked pathless straight down to the first turn on the track. The ground - a mix of grass and mostly short heather, boggy in some places, but easily walkable:
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Back on the track:
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The parking spot:
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Last edited by WalkingWithKids on Tue Mar 01, 2022 6:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: An easy Graham near Dalwhinnie - the short way with Kids

Postby PeteR » Mon Feb 28, 2022 9:39 am

I've had this hill, from this starting point on my list for a while. Very timely for me, cheers
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Re: An easy Graham near Dalwhinnie - the short way with Kids

Postby iain_atkinson_1986 » Mon Feb 28, 2022 11:12 pm

Knowing there's actually a track just made this hill a lot more appealing. I've had it in mind for an after-work hill for a while.
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Re: An easy Graham near Dalwhinnie - the short way with Kids

Postby gld73 » Tue Mar 01, 2022 11:21 am

Never done it from that start point before, looks a good route, thanks.
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Re: An easy Graham near Dalwhinnie - the short way with Kids

Postby thepigguy » Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:55 pm

Good report, very helpful. This looks like one to do as an A9 stop-off on my next trip south. Thanks.
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Re: An easy Graham near Dalwhinnie - the short way with Kids

Postby WalkingWithKids » Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:52 pm

iain_atkinson_1986 wrote:Knowing there's actually a track...


The track is not drawn on the OS map but surprisingly on OpenStreetMap it is.

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