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Creag Bhalg

Creag Bhalg


Postby IainG » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:39 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Creag Bhalg

Date walked: 13/09/2009

Time taken: 4 hours

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Continuing our weekend trip up the Cairngorms, we headed towards Braemar to walk the fine wee hill, Creag Bhalg. Classified as a 'Graham' and with a fairly high start, this provides an excellent viewpoint for the big tops of the Cairngorms.

We left Glen Isla and passed through some idyllic wee settlements.

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It was late afternoon as we headed up Glen Shee. I must say not one of my favourite Glens, but did look great today.

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With the old Camel almost overheating on the climb up to the pass, we stopped to let her cool down and shared a wee beer with Mr Wainwright.

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Not many tourists enjoying The Ski Centre. Carn Aosda looked good though.

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We stayed at Invercauld (a CC site) and next morning headed up towards the Linn of Quoich, parking 4km or so to the east.

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A good forestry track leads through the woods and out into open heather and scattered pine.

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Fine views down to Inverey across the water.

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More fine pines along the way.

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In no time, we were on the top of the hill. A few cairns and shelters. Great views towards the Cairngorms.

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Looking to Beinn a Bhuird over the shoulder of Carn an Droichaide.

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And as we descended, it was like looking over the Scottish 'serengeti'. Stunning looking west.

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And back looking again over to Inverey.

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Following the track back to the start.

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Re: Creag Bhalg

Postby LeithySuburbs » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:39 pm

Love the pic of Glenshee - a good photo can tell a thousand lies :lol:. Don't know if it's the ski cr@p or the roadside "camping", but it is not my favourite either. Always enjoy your reports of some of the north east's "other" hills.
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Re: Creag Bhalg

Postby Paul Webster » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:14 pm

Ditto the pic - you can imagine those cloud shadows rolling across the landscape. No doubt the Wainwright bronze is at least as much fun for a beer with as the man himself 8)
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Re: Creag Bhalg

Postby kevsbald » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:17 am

I always look forward to the eclectic selection of IainG's hills now that he's deen a' the Munros.
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