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Nine 3000' Tops in a circuit from Glen Doll

Nine 3000' Tops in a circuit from Glen Doll

Postby gmcsutube » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:34 pm

Munros included on this walk: Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch, Càrn an t-Sagairt Mòr

Date walked: 16/07/2012

Time taken: 11 hours

Ascent: 1170m

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From carpark at Glen Doll, followed South Esk to Bachnagairn and, instead of crossing footbridge on main Broad Cairn path, continued towards Loch Esk. Before reaching Loch Esk headed across heather to shoulder of Craig of Gowal (3027') and walked up an easy slopes on a narrow path to small cairn at summit.
Stayed on path to col before Cairn of Gowal and then contoured round on to Broad Cairn (3268').
Headed back towards Cairn of Gowal before going off to the right to reach the top of Creag an Dubh Loch (3100').
Back to the main path and on the way to Cairn Bannock stopped at cairn on top of Cairn of Gowal (3242').
Short walk to Cairn Bannock (3314'), which I reached by half two.
Added to my planned route Carn an t'Sagairt Mor (3430'), which was 30 minutes walk to the two cairns and plane wreckage at the top.
Walked back on the path from Cairn Bannock, but headed to the right to reach twin cairns on Fafernie (3274'). Good path from second cairn straight down then up to Creag Leachdach (3000') at four o'clock.
Back down and walked round on to long ridge coming down from Farenie, where I picked up a path that goes over Crow Craigies (3014') and by half five I had reached Davy's Bourach on Jocks Road.
Walk back from here I know takes about an hour and a half, so was back at the car just after seven o'clock, after a monster of a walk and nine 3000 foot tops. Had at least ten minutes breaks at each top for a snack and drink , except Fafernie and Crow Craigies.

Summary of Route and 3000' Tops

Monday 16-07-12 Route-Outward: Glen Doll - Bachnagairn - Loch Esk - Craig of Gowal
Return: Crow Craigies - Davy's Bouragh - Jock's Road - Glen Doll
No Height Name of Top Total Height Height Total Height-
(ft/m) of Tops Climbed Climbed
29 3027/927 Craig of Gowal 94759/28952 2204/672 19080/5777
30 3268/998 Broad Cairn 98027/29950 322/98 19402/5875
31 3100/983 Creag-an Dubh-loch 101027/30933 207/63 19609/5938
32 3242/991 Cairn of Gowal 104269/31924 233/71 19842/6009
33 3314/1012 Cairn Bannoch 107783/32936 138/42 19980/6051
34 3430/1047 Càrn an t-Sagairt Mor 111213/33983 367/112 20347/6163
35 3274/1000 Fafernie 114487/34983 213/65 20560/6228
36 3000/962 Creag Leachdach 117487/35945 23/7 20583/6235
37 3014/920 Crow Craigies 120501/36865 131/40 20714/6275
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