The Devils Point
by Les Stuart » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:50 pm
Date walked: 13/07/2011
Time taken: 7 hours
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Same as Tuesday, began by cycling from the Linn of Dee to Derry Lodge then walking west towards the Lairig Ghru passing Carn a' Mhaim.
Joined the Lairig Ghru for a few hundrerd metres before crossing over to Corrour Bothy.
There were aircraft flying up and down the Lairg Ghru most of the morning though not your usual high speed fighter planes. They were more sedate and gracefull looking. On approaching The Devil's Point, it reminded me of Buachaille Etive Mor, though not just as grand.
From behind the bothy I picked up the path which takes you right too the summit.
As you gain height the path becomes steeper and in the hot sun, it was hard going. Reached the summit and had lunch and chatted to another guy who took my photo as proof for folks back home. Also took photos of the views as you could see for miles.
Headed back down the way I came to pick up the bike to get back too the car park. Drove home that evening and stopped at a roadside fruit shop outside Blairgowrie and bought fresh raspberries for my dear wife to make me jam.
It had been a great two days with the excellent weather making it that bit extra special.
by JGKES » Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:13 pm
by staticmouse45 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:03 pm
by Vick1 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:49 pm
by Les Stuart » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:34 pm
staticmouse45 wrote:I was in your neck of the woods about the same time....the planes you have pictures of are actually filming the scenes from the 3rd Batman film....good snap of them!
by Les Stuart » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:37 pm
JGKES wrote:Interested to read your report and view the usual high-quality pictures.I was up Carn A'Mhain on Wednesday 13th July with a mate on his first Scottish walking holiday.This mountain was my 51st Munro,36 years after my first.We loosened up the day before on Cairn Tuirc and Carn Claise.Wednesday's weather was really good,as yours was.We saw the same aircraft too,flying towards us in Glen Luibeg.Wonder what they are doing in the Cairngorms?I'd read posts on here mentioning a path up Carn Mhaim,which isn't on my map,but I never thought it would be as good as it was:it was a superb path.Well done Cairngorm tourist board.The view was stupendous.My companion was particularly taken with that of the Devil's Point and of the meanders in the glen which fills its southern side.He was snapping away but unfortunately I haven't got the technique of sending pictures online.If we're in Glenshee again we'll try your route up the Point.Those raspberry fields and strawberry fields on the way back home are the biggest I've ever seen.Enjoy the jam.
by Les Stuart » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:38 pm
gagfax wrote:I was up there earlier this year and it really is a great place. Good place to take a tent too
by JGKES » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:07 pm