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Crùban Beag from A9 / Falls of Truim (Newtonmore) with Kids

Crùban Beag from A9 / Falls of Truim (Newtonmore) with Kids


Postby WalkingWithKids » Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:28 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Cruban Beag

Date walked: 15/04/2022

Time taken: 4.65 hours

Distance: 5.8 km

Ascent: 350m

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Falls of Truim and Sub2000 Crùban Beag from Falls of Truim car park, just off A9, near Etteridge (Newtonmore) with Kids (8, 11 yo)

Stats:
Total distance - 5.8 km
Total time - 4h39m
Walking time - 1h55m
Altitude gain - 300 m
Terrain:
0.6 km - a road
2.7 km - farm tracks
2.5 km - animal paths and pathless, a mix of grass and mostly short heather; shorter heather; grass and bog myrtle, boggy in some places
one low fence and one deer fence to climb

Crùban Beag (the picture taken from the Graham Creag Ruadh (Dalwhinnie) over Glen Truim and the A9):
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The hill is usually reached from the NW, but I find the route from the East from Glen Truim, past Truim Falls, more interesting. I think it is possible to take a shorter route to the summit than we did but we wanted to make a circuit to see more cairns.


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We parked up on the Falls of Truim car park, just off A9:
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The first 1.7 km we followed the WH walk Falls of Truim and Truim woods.
From the car park we walked a short way along the road towards the A9 and took the turning on the left for Crubenbeg holiday cottages.
We continued on the driveway to Crubenbeg to the bridge over the river Truim.

Falls of Truim from the bridge:
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Falls of Truim:
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Just behind the bridge, we turned right and continued along the river:
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Beyond a very old bench we turned left...:
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...walked through the gate then crossed the field and turned right onto a grassy farm track:
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We walked around Crubenbeg Steading...:
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...and followed the farm track uphill. There were also a few small green arrows (on the gate post):
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The northern part of Crùban Beag with cairns in sight:
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We left the WH walk at this place and continued uphill pathless towards the cairn on the right side:
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The ascent was a bit boggy in some places, appropriately steep :lol: , but I would say easily walkable:
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Watching a train to Inverness (the train is in the red circle :D ):
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Heading to the first cairn on our way:
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Looking to the North - the Graham Creag Dhubh (Newtonmore) on the left:
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Looking to the cairn marked on the OS map (the red line = our way):
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The cairn zoomed:
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Memorial plaque on the cairn:
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From the cairn with the plaque we continued to the aerials...:
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...and further to Cairn at Pt. 500 m:
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We crossed the fence where the barbed wire was torn.
There is a good path up between the red lines:
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The path up:
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Cairn on the top of the path mentioned above, Falls of Truim car park (in the middle):
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Falls of Truim car park zoomed:
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The summit in sight.
From here we followed an animal path (red line) up to the summit:
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Conni on the summit - Looking to the North - the Graham Creag Dhubh (Newtonmore) between the trigpillar and the summit cairn:
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Conni on the summit - Looking to the SE - the Munro Meall Chuaich and the Graham Creag Ruadh (Dalwhinnie) which we completed a few weeks ago:
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After a well-deserved break on the summit 8) we continued from the trigpillar along an animal path to the South towards Crùban Mòr:
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The path brought us to the corner of the deer fence where the fence was fallen (the red arrow):
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We did not need to climb over it :clap: :
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We continued into the space between the two forests marked on the OS map...
(The ground in the area was mostly covered with a mix of grass and bog myrtle :roll: ):
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...and further alongside the fence down to the farm track:
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On the way down alongside the fence we had to climb one deer fence:
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Finally down on the farm track leading back to Crubenbeg holiday cottages:
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There were a lot of puddles on the farm track (all of them easily avoidable). In one of them we spotted lovely newts 8) :
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Beyond a metal gate in front of a field the farm track changed to a grassy track and continued to Crubenbeg holiday cottages.
Crubenbeg holiday cottages:
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Beyond this gate we rejoined the WH walk...:
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...and walked back to the car park.

I think Crùban Beag is a really nice Sub2000 8) .
WalkingWithKids
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Re: Crùban Beag from A9 / Falls of Truim (Newtonmore) with K

Postby WalkingWithKids » Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:40 pm

I could not upload more photos to the report so there are two more photos of lovely newts :)

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Re: Crùban Beag from A9 / Falls of Truim (Newtonmore) with K

Postby Jim777 » Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:09 am

Great pics - especially of the newts. Wondering if, in your view, it would be possible to go from Cruban Beag across to Cruban Mor and Am Binnein without having to lose too much height due to the forestry?
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Re: Crùban Beag from A9 / Falls of Truim (Newtonmore) with K

Postby WalkingWithKids » Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:49 pm

Jim777 wrote:Great pics - especially of the newts. Wondering if, in your view, it would be possible to go from Cruban Beag across to Cruban Mor and Am Binnein without having to lose too much height due to the forestry?


I think it would. From Crùban Beag at 590m you just have to descend to the col between Crùban Beag and Crùban Mòr at 468m and then to ascend to the top of Am Binnein at 547m. You can also bypass Crùban Mòr.
You can see on the photos there is no too much forestry along the way. There are even a few deer paths :)

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Two possible routes (photo taken from the corner of the fallen fence):
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Re: Crùban Beag from A9 / Falls of Truim (Newtonmore) with K

Postby Jim777 » Sat Apr 23, 2022 10:50 am

Thanks for the info. Was looking to traverse along them and return via the hills to their West (
Meall Ruigh nam Biorag, Meallach Chaitrine and Creag na Sinais ) or vice versa. Once again thanks for the help.
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Re: Crùban Beag from A9 / Falls of Truim (Newtonmore) with K

Postby WalkingWithKids » Sun Apr 24, 2022 12:48 am

Jim777 wrote:Thanks for the info. Was looking to traverse along them and return via the hills to their West (
Meall Ruigh nam Biorag, Meallach Chaitrine and Creag na Sinais ) or vice versa. Once again thanks for the help.


This can be a nice hike :thumbup:
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