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Culardoch & Carn Liath by bike & foot.

Culardoch & Carn Liath by bike & foot.


Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:49 pm

Route description: Culardoch and Creag an Dail Bheag, Keiloch

Corbetts included on this walk: Creag an Dail Bheag, Culardoch

Date walked: 21/11/2012

Time taken: 4.4 hours

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Mainly followed the Walkhighlands route for these two, leaving from Keiloch then taking the right of way path towards Meall Gorm before joining the main track. I used my bike with a bit of pushing along the as far as the marker cairn for Carn Liath, this is where a path heads off to the left. Leaving the bike there i continued up the track on foot, taking a fainter track up towards Culardoch and then a path where another marker cairn marked the start of the short climb to the summit. I returned to where i had left the bike and and was on this path for minutes before leaving it to climb Carn Liath. There is a path, although faint at times, that leads upto the first cairn. There are four cairns on this mountain all similar in height so i decided to visit them all as no doubt in the future they will all get measured again and only one will be the summit. After cairn no.3 i had lunch at a shelter at the end of the wall and from here made my way across to the westerly top before returning to my bike. I returned round the north side of Carn Liath rather than go back over again and after reaching my bike i was back at the car in 35mins. The cycle/walk in took just over 1 hour, although i returned a slightly differant way, staying on the track all the way back to the car, freewheeling most of the way.

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Track & Carn Liath

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Culardoch

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Creag Bhalg

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Lochnagar

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Morven

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Carn Liath from Culardoch

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Ben Avon

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Summit

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Carn Liath

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The track

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Culardoch

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Ben Avon

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Cairn no.3 for me from cairn no.1

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Ben Avon from cairn no.2

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Lochnagar from cairn no.3

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Glenshee from no.3

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Me on no.3

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On my way to fourth cairn

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Beinn a' Bhuirdh from no.4

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Johnny Corbett
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Re: Culardoch & Carn Liath by bike & foot.

Postby rockhopper » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:19 am

another good wee trip johnny :thumbup: - and as for the cairns, bet we've all done that at some time when finding multiple cairns....just have to visit them all just in case :lol: - cheers :)
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Re: Culardoch & Carn Liath by bike & foot.

Postby JB likes a beer » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:13 pm

well done johnny on multiple cairn count,nice wee day oot
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Re: Culardoch & Carn Liath by bike & foot.

Postby ChrisW » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:31 am

That looks like a great day JC, particularly the free-wheeling out :lol: Not sure what to make of the scattered cairns but you certainly made sure you got the right one :wink: :clap:
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Re: Culardoch & Carn Liath by bike & foot.

Postby jonny616 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:49 pm

Some parts of the world are full of them, cairns that is, the Atholl area is littered with them. Nice walk by the looks of it.
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Re: Culardoch & Carn Liath by bike & foot.

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:22 pm

Cheers, cairns 2 & 4 are marked the same height on the map with the other two unmarked, so allways best to visit them all. :D
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