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The Coyles of Muick, The True Summit, Small cairn, Big Cairn

The Coyles of Muick, The True Summit, Small cairn, Big Cairn


Postby The Rodmiester » Wed May 08, 2013 5:59 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: The Coyles of Muick

Date walked: 07/05/2013

Time taken: 1.7 hours

Distance: 8.52 km

Ascent: 360m

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Two previous reports, by Alastair S (small cairn) and Chris W (large cairn), gave conflicting info re the actual summit of this hill, my GPS could not split them in height, so none the wiser, just as well go to both, just in case. Started at grid ref 349928 at the end of surfaced road starting at Ardmeanach on the B976.
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Parking at the end of the surfaced road
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Track heading down Glen Muick, around the corner a cattle grid
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Take the first track off to the right
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The track doubles back on itself and again onto another track leading through the woods, soon your faced with a wooden access gate witha sign for Balmoral estates, keep on until another track leads up on your right, take this and follow a stone dyke remains of with some metal fencing
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Old wall and fencing remains of
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This track carries on, keep on it until another track at the high point of the track goes off to the right, turn right here
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Leave this track at a not too obvious clearing in the woods and head on up the East shoulder, no path here, grassy and gets quite steep and rocky, a fine wee scramble until you come to Prince of Wales Cairn
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Prince of Wales Cairn, not in the best of condition. After passing this stay on the high point until you leave the trees
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First sight of the summits?
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Large summit cairn on your right as you approach
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Small summit cairn from the large cairn
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Lochnagar from small summit cairn
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Loch Muick from small cairn
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The way I came up and the way I'm going back down, not hanging about the better half in the car waiting

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This wee chap didn't make it, guess it succumbed to the winter snow. (note time shortened, jogged back to car)
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The Rodmiester
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Re: The Coyles of Muick, The True Summit, Small cairn, Big C

Postby hills » Thu May 09, 2013 3:14 pm

Quite fancy this one, love the area, this will come in handy. You and JC seem to be following each other.. :roll:
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Re: The Coyles of Muick, The True Summit, Small cairn, Big C

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu May 09, 2013 3:59 pm

hills wrote:Quite fancy this one, love the area, this will come in handy. You and JC seem to be following each other.. :roll:


I liked this one as well, lots of different tracks, so be careful, I have tried to describe as well and accurately as possible. The wee scramble was interesting especially since I saw the Prince of Wales Cairn at the top, maybe when you do it you can confirm WHICH IS THE TOP! :crazy:
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