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A lazy Sunday stroll

A lazy Sunday stroll

Postby PeteR » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:35 pm

Route description: Meall Chuaich, Drumochter

Munros included on this walk: Meall Chuaich

Date walked: 15/09/2012

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This is just a short report on my walk last Sunday.

With the engine warning light still making an appearance intermittently I wasn't sure I'd be heading out at all, but the sister-in-law gave me the lend of her car, so I was all systems go :D Anyone who knows me knows if PeteR doesn't get his walk of a weekend then for all of the next week he's a right grumpy git :lol:

I'd originally thought of doing the two Munros of Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor from Linn of Dee, but had one of those rare can't-be-arsed-to-get-out-of bed days, so was late getting going. Hence the change of plan and a gentle stroll up Meall Chuaich instead :D

Let's face it, as a hill it probably won't win any prizes :lol: But it's by no means a bad hill. It's a nice easy walk in beside the aqueduct and then on a good track to the foot of the hill near Loch Chuaich :D Met a nice couple on route and we walked together chatting about hills climbed and still to be climed (the usual hill walkers conversations :lol: ) until they powered up the side of the hill and left me to myself :lol:

Some good, if slightly hazy, views from the summit :D Especially toward the previous walks destinations of Mullach Clach a'Bhlair and Sgor Gaoith :D Not that Mullach Clach 'Bhlair makes much of an impression on the Moine Mhor :lol: It's the ever so slightly higher point on the pretty much flatish plateau :lol:

Hung around on the summit for a while, but the wind was pretty keen, so it was soon a case of heading back down the hill. Went off piste for a short while on the way down, but no chance of any of my usual "adventures" on a hill like this :lol:

Stopped of at Loch Cuaich on the way back. A nice little spot - even saw some wildlife, which is rare for me :D

So, all in all another good day on the hills :lol:

And here's some pictures from the day :D
Had to stop on the way to capture this rainbow directly in front of me

View of Loch Garry at my "rainbow" stop

Meall Chuaich

Chuaich and aqueduct #1

Chuaich and aqueduct #2

I had this feeling of "being watched"

Looking back the way I had come

Route up toward the summit

View of the surroundings

Toward Alder

Summit cairn

Zoom in on the Cairngorms


And Cairngorms again

Summit view

Another summit view



The weir off Loch Chuaich

Loch Chuaich

Pipeline by the power station

More wildlife

View from the power station

Another view from the power station

A final look back at Chuaich with aqueduct
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Re: A lazy Sunday stroll

Postby ChrisW » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:41 pm

A fine wee wander for a Sunday Pete, looks a bit murky out but no mention of rain....did you manage to dodge it (except for the journey in where you got that cracking rainbow) :D
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Re: A lazy Sunday stroll

Postby gammy leg walker » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:11 am

Nice wee stroll this one Peter,holds special memories for me this one,was my first one back after I broke my ankle,also got to the summit and this fella was doing press-ups near the cairn :wtf: "none so quear as folk"
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