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Carn Glas-choire - The Highest Hill of Nairnshire with Kids

Carn Glas-choire - The Highest Hill of Nairnshire with Kids


Postby WalkingWithKids » Tue Apr 12, 2022 12:07 am

Fionas included on this walk: Càrn Glas-choire

Date walked: 02/04/2022

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 14.1 km

Ascent: 440m

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Carn Glas-choire from Auchterteang near Carrbridge with Kids (8, 11, 17 yo)

Stats:
Total distance - 14.1 km
Total time - 6h30m
Walking time - 4h00m
Altitude gain - 390 m
Terrain:
13 km - a landrover track
1.1 km - ATV track, eroded and soggy mosses in some places, a few peat hags

The Graham Càrn Glas-choire is not a dramatic peak :) but that does not mean it is not interesting. It is the highest point of Nairnshire, lies on the northern edge of the Cairngorms National Park and on the watershed boundary between Findhorn and Spey. The summit has a fine view towards the Cairngorms.

There is a good track most of the way to the summit of this Graham. The last about 500m is on the ATV track which is eroded in some places and leads through a few peat hags.


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Parking spot at the B9007 near Auchterteang and the start of the walk:
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The start of the landrover track to Auchterteang at B9007:
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Auchterteang:
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The track goes through Auchterteang:
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The sign at the gate behind Auchterteang:
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The track and a green hut at Garrocher in the back (red arrow):
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Green hut and remains of something at Garrocher, the graham in the back:
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The hut looks desolate (from the back door)...:
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...but the toilet still works :lol: :
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Another remains of something at the hut:
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At this place to the right...:
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...and here straight:
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Crossing Allt Tom nan Gabhar:
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Another small burn to cross:
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Roughly 150 m before the highest point of the landrover track, we left it and headed to the summit along the ATV track:
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The ATV track is eroded in some places and crossing a few peat hags:
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View towards SSE, towards Cairngorms:
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The Munros (zoomed):
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View towards ENE - Ben Rines (zoomed):
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View torawrds NW - Loch Bràigh Bhruthaich, the Graham Carn nan Tri-tighearnan and on the right, in the back, the Munro Ben Wyvis:
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Ben Wyvis (zoomed):
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Conni on the top:
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Kids decorated the Trigpoint :) :
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We returned the same way.

Heading back:
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Young trees:
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Re: Carn Glas-choire - The Highest Hill of Nairnshire with K

Postby WalkingWithKids » Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:04 pm

We saw these rocks along the way. Does anyone know what kind of rock it is? Sandstone?

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Re: Carn Glas-choire - The Highest Hill of Nairnshire with K

Postby prog99 » Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:11 pm

Looks like Psammite (I guessed before checking)

I checked here https://mapapps.bgs.ac.uk/geologyofbritain/home.html
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Re: Carn Glas-choire - The Highest Hill of Nairnshire with K

Postby WalkingWithKids » Wed Apr 13, 2022 8:31 pm

prog99 wrote:Looks like Psammite (I guessed before checking)

I checked here https://mapapps.bgs.ac.uk/geologyofbritain/home.html


Thanks for the bgs site.
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