An absolutely excellent sunny day (if a little warm) for a walk. This was a good long hike to kick off the 2012 climbing season for us. The walk is well laid out as a land rover track all the way to the summit, with a short rocky scramble to the actual summit.
Beautiful scenery along Glen Tilt, we took the high road through the rifle range (timed to just miss the way being flagged off).
We crossed a wooden bridge (route describes as a scramble over a stream but bridge now in place). Missed the immediate left up a steep grassy / heathery climb to the main path but followed the main track to a white cottage which then had the path back up and around Clachglas towards the Munro. The zig-zag path helped break up the sometimes steep ascent – much needed in the hot sunshine. The breeze at the top was most welcome.
The descent was fine, we took the steep ‘short-cut’ on the way back down and were glad we didn’t climb up that way
At the wooden bridge we started on the fruit pastels – a life saver for keeping the long walk back to the car park feel fine. A steady walk back allowed us to take in the Glen in all it’s glory. A very weary but happy pair of walkers at the end of the walk – and a very nice chilled bottle of water.
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