A royal ascent of An Socach
by njcuthbert » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:32 pm
Route description: An Socach from Glen Clunie
Munros included on this walk: An Socach (Braemar)
Date walked: 14/01/2012
Time taken: 6 hours
Distance: 16 km
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Anyway this was the first training walk for the challenge and an easy break in to the training. We set off from the deen on what was to be a beautiful crisp winters day, and parked up at the lay-by beside the forest near Baddoch in Glen Clunie. We climbed up to the Sgor Mor and began our traverse across the An Socach ridge. Most of the hard work was done and at this point some cracking views of the surrounding hills opened up.
After a quick bite to eat we continued on our way to the target of the day An Socach. When we reached the summit, we had lunch and took in the breathtaking scenery, did I say it was a beautiful day!!
We then descended toward the path that runs parallel with Baddoch burn where we met a Royal Rambler, the Prince of Wales. We didn't stop to chat but a quick hello to the next in line to the throne was a great end to the day. After negotiating a few tricky burns we made it back to the cars just as the sun was setting, a great day was had by all.
by SMRussell » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:04 pm
Small, small world! We didn't see any royalty though - just nearly wrecked the camcorder!
by 2dalmatians » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:02 pm
by 2dalmatians » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:59 pm
by njcuthbert » Fri May 11, 2012 8:26 pm
2dalmatians wrote:Again why so few posts??! Come on folks... Show your appreciation!
Thanks very much 2dalmations! Heading back to that area tomorrow.
by dooterbang » Fri May 11, 2012 8:47 pm
Thanks for posting.
by Johnny Corbett » Fri May 11, 2012 9:18 pm