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Having a Tor-ific time on Conachcraig

Having a Tor-ific time on Conachcraig


Postby kevsbald » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:24 am

Corbetts included on this walk: Conachcraig

Date walked: 07/02/2012

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 470m

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After being battered in the NW, a visit to the folks saw my return to Glasgow go through my favourite part of the country - the gorms. I had long fancied Conachcraig for a clear Winter's day and this was to be it. I started at 1200 and was on the top by 1400. I deliberated on this walk and enjoyed the small things, which I certainly never had time to appreciate in Kintail or on Little Wyvis. The ice formations were notable as were the dark crags of Lochnagar. I spoke to a chap who was coming back down and there was much agreement as to how lovely a day it was. The path up from the cottages is brilliant - others have noted that it doesn't feel like an ascent - it doesn't but the height gained is very satisfying and means that you are at the large tors, in short time. I just love the impressive tors in the 'gorms. I faffed about on them, hid under them, tried some odd photos and generally acted the goat. Not a soul about. There was a bitter wind at the top so after my lunch, I returned over the Eastern bump and down through the forest. I spotted a wild camp location just off the plateau, which will come into use this summer. The deer here quietly appraise and do not appear to be very fearful of man. The walk back to the car along the path was an end to an invigorating stroll. A super little hill.
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Almost in the burn for this one
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This wee guy was vocal
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Nice ice baby
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The large tor at the Southern end of the plateau
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Under the tor and over to Mount Keen
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To Mount Keen once again
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Encore
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Imperious Lochnagar
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Bye deer
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Re: Having a Tor-ific time on Conachcraig

Postby quoman » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:28 am

that looks fantastic kev the picture's are quality
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Re: Having a Tor-ific time on Conachcraig

Postby smirnie71 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:43 am

Absolutely fabulous Kev - terra incognita for me and would love to spend some time exploring up there. In fact I'd just like to get out for another decent hill day. It's been too long! Well done, great pics, great report! Map would be even better! :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Having a Tor-ific time on Conachcraig

Postby CurlyWurly » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:29 pm

Good effort sir. Like the 'Kinley-esque' photos
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Re: Having a Tor-ific time on Conachcraig

Postby SusieThePensioner » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:12 pm

Great report Kev, and loved those fantastic photos :thumbup:
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Re: Having a Tor-ific time on Conachcraig

Postby Alastair S » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:43 pm

Nice one Kev - looks like you had a great day :thumbup:

This seems a very popular hill at the moment and its easy to see why.
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Re: Having a Tor-ific time on Conachcraig

Postby dooterbang » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:06 pm

Tor - tastic!

Nice area this.

Looked a fab wee stroll.
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Re: Having a Tor-ific time on Conachcraig

Postby Graeme D » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:10 pm

Did ye no come across any lads mags on this one Kev???? Poor show! :lol: :lol:

You're doing this on purpose aren't you???? Trying to wind me up and taunt me with a flurry of midweek walk reports. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Not to worry, I'd much rather be spending the week at work any way. So there!

And you're level with me on Corbetts now as well!!!! :shock: :shock:
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Re: Having a Tor-ific time on Conachcraig

Postby BlackPanther » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:53 pm

Conachcraig has become a very popular hill on WH lately... Three reports in three days :lol: :lol:
You were luckier than me on Sunday though - no cloud over Lochnagar...
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Re: Having a Tor-ific time on Conachcraig

Postby kevsbald » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:08 pm

Bpanther, it was your report which decided it for me as I was going to do Morven. Tis a great wee walk.
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Re: Having a Tor-ific time on Conachcraig

Postby ChrisW » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:49 pm

Good stuff Kev, are they giving something away up there??? it seems a popular spot right now :lol:
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Re: Having a Tor-ific time on Conachcraig

Postby jonny616 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:42 pm

Love the photos. It was a beautiful day. I'm sure i could see you :lol:
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