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by EACHANN AN DOIRE » Thu May 19, 2011 9:45 pm
Munros included on this walk: Lochnagar
Date walked: 13/05/2011
Distance: 19 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
I had been invited to Braemar for a long weekend and the activities were organised by someone else. The route chosen was a long walk in from Invercauld Bridge, skirting around the back of the Stuic and approaching Lochnagar summit from the south west. That part of the walk was a bit on the dull side I’m afraid but thank goodness for good company. However the wild life was good.....
However I really enjoyed the summit and the walk round the top of the cliffs looking down to the lochan.
Being a two car affair we descended via Clais Rathadan to the car park at Spittal of Glen Muick – much more pleasant.
I have heard that there’s a much more pleasant route starting with a walk along the shore of Loch Muick and an ascent by the waterfall above Glas allt Shiel. I’ll try that the next time.
Post about my Skye adventure will follow soon.
by ken reid » Fri May 20, 2011 12:53 pm
by Ian Johnston » Fri May 20, 2011 1:05 pm
My favourite way up is, as you've mentioned, via the Glas Allt. It can be difficult to find in the clag if using it as a descent route though. Combining an ascent via the Glas Allt and a descent via the Clais an Rathadan is really nice, or even bothying one side or other of the hill.
by Bod » Fri May 20, 2011 9:33 pm
by ChrisW » Fri May 20, 2011 9:56 pm
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