An easy Graham near Dalwhinnie with Kids - the short way
by 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
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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.
The parking spot on the A9 at the bridge over Allt Garbh:
Start of the walk:
The gate on the start:
The track just behind the gate:
Looking back - A9 towards Inverness, Cruban Beag on the left, Creag Dhubh (Newtonmore) on the right, in the back:
A9 towards Perth, The Fara on the right:
Higher on the track:
The end of the track, onward pathless through short heather and grass:
Conni on the top - the Munro Meall Chuaich:
Conni on the top - Monadhliath:
Drumochter Munros on the left, Loch Ericht, The Fara on the right:
The Munro Meall Chuaich, Loch Cuaich:
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:
Back on the track:
The parking spot:
by PeteR » Mon Feb 28, 2022 9:39 am
by iain_atkinson_1986 » Mon Feb 28, 2022 11:12 pm
by gld73 » Tue Mar 01, 2022 11:21 am
by thepigguy » Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:55 pm
by 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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