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A Summers day on the Cromdale Grahams

A Summers day on the Cromdale Grahams


Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed May 08, 2013 3:26 pm

Route description: Càrn a' Ghille Charr, Cromdale Hills

Grahams included on this walk: Càrn a'Ghille Chearr, Creagan a' Chaise

Date walked: 07/05/2013

Time taken: 5 hours

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Took the right of way path to Cromdale from the parking area next to Mains of Inverourie. A good track leads most of the way to the col before it becomes a more boggy path. Headed over Carn Eachie across mainly pathless terrain and on to Carn a Ghille Chearr. From here we crossed The Cromdale Hills, again mostly pathless and a bit boggy in places, all the way to Creagan a' Chaise. We dropped down to pick up the track to Milton and along the road to the car park.

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Carn a Ghille Chearr

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The track to Cromdale

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Creagan a' Chaise

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Ben Rinnes

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Trig

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On way to Creagan a Chaise

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Grantown on Spey

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Creagan a Chaise

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Memorial cairn

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Ben Avon

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Northern Cairngorms

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Summit

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Strath Avon
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Re: A Summers day on the Cromdale Grahams

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu May 09, 2013 10:08 am

That is some cairn!, you must be on holiday you lucky man catching all that good sunshine. Tell me JC, what's the underfoot conditions like between the two hills?
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Re: A Summers day on the Cromdale Grahams

Postby hills » Thu May 09, 2013 3:08 pm

This looks like good walking on cropped heath. Always quite fancied this, but these were the hills that woman was attacked by the reindeer on eh, not sure what to make of that, but have to say its enough to push them down the list. Did you see the herd?
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Re: A Summers day on the Cromdale Grahams

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu May 09, 2013 3:25 pm

Cheers guys. The underfoot conditions were not great, one section was very wet and boggy. The approach and decent are fine though. Didn't see any Reindeer but maybe Mo's constant chatting scared them off :crazy:
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