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Farleitter Crag

Farleitter Crag


Postby denfinella » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:03 pm

Route description: Uath Lochans and Farleitter Crag

Date walked: 08/03/2013

Time taken: 1 hours

Distance: 4 km

Ascent: 120m

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A continuation of the Uath Lochans circuit, featured separately on walkhighlands, and also in a separate short walk report.


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A track leads steeply up the side of the crag from the lochs on the forest floor, before a clear path heads off to the right. The views from the top are more extensive than the modest height would suggest.

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Looking east over Uath Lochans

The path along the top is excellent, with several views in different directions as you head further along. Towards the end there's a large boulder (by a seat) from which the views are particularly wide-ranging and show the full extent of Inshriach Forest.

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Looking NE over Inshriach Forest

Further to the west Loch Insh is almost fully visible, looking windswept today and backed by a snow-streaked Monadhliath.

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North over Loch Insh

No red squirrels spotted today, but on the winding track back to the car park we happened upon several deer which scurried off into dense forest as soon as we rounded the corner. More surprisingly, we also happened upon a large polar bear perched on a rock on the hillside above Strathspey. I didn't know they were native to Scotland.

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Bear

(we may or may not have taken this photo at the Highland Wildlife Park)
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Re: Farleitter Crag

Postby Border Reiver » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:25 pm

It's a nice little walk with good views to fill in an hour or so, we did it last November and there was about the same amount of snow on the hills then.
As for the bear...I certainly hope it was in the Wildlife Park, or I'll be avoiding the Aviemore area for a while.
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