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East Drumochter 3

East Drumochter 3


Postby gman » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:37 am

Route description: Carn na Caim and A'Bhuidheanach Bheag, Drumochter

Munros included on this walk: A' Bhuidheanach Bheag, Carn na Caim, Meall Chuaich

Date walked: 24/04/2013

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A' Bhuidheanach Bheag, Carn na Caim
4:10 hours
824m ascent
19km


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Forecast looked best for SE Highlands so decided to finish off the boring old Drumochter hills :D Had the 3 on the eastern side of the A9 to do & just went for the easy option of driving in between.

Layby 87 is on the left if you're driving north, and just past a sign for the distillery. Across the road & through the gate, construction work going on so there's 'authorised personnel only' signs on the gate.
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Soon through the work area, looking back down from the path:
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Bit steep at the start, soon up at the quarry.
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Then turned left for Carn na Caim. Plenty of land rover tracks to follow, right here:
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Followed a fence, few boggy bits but not much ascent.
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Cairn:
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Then back to the bealach for A' Bhuidheanach Bheag.
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Bit boggier this side with more ups & downs and the path isn't as obvious.
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Cairn:
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Cloud started to clear on the return to bealach.
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So I could see the ups & downs.
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Rain stopping as I descended, might even get some views on the next hill :D
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Meall Chuaich
3:10 hours
650m ascent
15km


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Drove up to layby 94 next, it's on the right but there's a farm road on the left just after it where you can turn. Other walkers had parked on the grass verge at the gate at the start of the track.

Brought the bike for the approach to this one, Meall Chuaich from the track:
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Carn na Caim looking less claggy now.
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Parked bike at bothy then over the bridge to the path uphill.
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Back down to the road in:
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Boggy at the start, then a few rocky bits further up.
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Now that's a big cairn.
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Cairngorms.
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Monadhliath.
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Ben Alder.
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Hills I've just done, Carn na Caim.
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Bridge of Tilt hills.
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I walked all the other Drumochter hills in clag so this is my favourite :lol: Headed back down.
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Picked up bike at bothy & headed back to car.
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Re: East Drumochter 3

Postby BoyVertiginous » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:55 am

Nice one, gman. Cracking pic with the rainbow.

Did CnC and ABB in snow so, interesting to see them in a different light. I think I'll follow your lead for the third one and bike up the track in May.
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Re: East Drumochter 3

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:22 pm

Good effort gman, some nice photographs and looked like pretty good walking conditions, deffinately the best way up these hills is stay on the tracks, otherwise bogfest. The first time I did these I thought boring, but second time, hills ok, nice high level walk once you have done the initial climb you have a rather nice high level walk with fabulous views all around :D
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Re: East Drumochter 3

Postby gman » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:30 pm

BoyVertiginous wrote:Nice one, gman. Cracking pic with the rainbow


Cheers, glad I didn't bungle that one :D
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Re: East Drumochter 3

Postby BoyVertiginous » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:13 pm

gman wrote:
BoyVertiginous wrote:Nice one, gman. Cracking pic with the rainbow


Cheers, glad I didn't bungle that one :D

:lol:
Good punning an a'
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