Carn na h-Easgainn, high pressure heaven!!
by hills » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:13 pm
Route description: Carn na h-Easgainn, near Moy
Grahams included on this walk: Carn na h-Easgainn
Date walked: 25/02/2013
Time taken: 2 hours
Distance: 7 km
Ascent: 330m3 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Hill Stats without add-ons: 7km, 2 hours, 320m ascent.
What a great hill this is, to break up the long journey home from the North West.
This is a local favourite of malkyc, who has previously done a couple of reports on this hill, these highlight a new track that leads all the way to the summit from the little hamlet of Lynebeg/Lynemore, right across from Loch Moy, south of Inverness.
This track still does not show on any o/s map.
I turned off the A9 at 767340, signposted "Lynebeg", and parked just within a forestry clearing on the left, Malky always parks nearer the houses, and there is room, but it was icey, and my car is hopeless in ice.
Walk past the houses, cross a cattle grid and follow the track, all the way to within 40 feet of the summit, cushty!!!
It was even highlighted....
Mr Dempster describes the views from this hill as non descript, well here's what you get for your 2 hours, you can make your own mind up I guess.
Ben Wyvis and Inverness
Strathfarrar Hills at a guess.
Little Stac Gorm dwarfed by the distant Mullardoch's.
Non Descript views.
Sub2 Meall Mor
Cairngorms from the trig.
Not bad for an hours walk, but there are tracks all over the place up here, you could wander about for an awful long time, and on a day like this why not.....So I went for a guid rake!!
Someone else likes the view. Very well made hut.
With its little closet, how quaint...
I cant be the only one who likes to break up a journey, so this one is well worth remembering, there are worse ways to spend 2 hours for sure, and as for the non descript views, well I guess maybe he went on a bad day. Thanks Malky for the heads up on the new route. Oh, and can we please buy some more of this high pressure???? If only...
by gyles » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:04 pm
A fantastic day for walking.
by The Rodmiester » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:21 pm
by hills » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:01 pm
by The Rodmiester » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:35 pm
hills wrote:Goodness fancy that RM, small world. What time were you on the hill? I didnt see anyone else, pity, would like to have said hello.
Small world indeed, that would have been good. By the way was a chap sleeping in a light coloured peugeot at the start, when you enter turn left, opposite side from the walk up hill, if so he was still there when I started and when I had come off the hill. Maybe he had been avoiding going shopping with the wife
by hills » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:35 pm
by Johnny Corbett » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:14 pm
by hills » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:28 pm
Johnny Corbett wrote:Great day for it and some cracking photos. That Stac Gorms a great wee hill.
It is indeed.... Havent done the other 2 sub2's around it, so will be back for those.