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Meall Alvie,Creag Ghiubhais,The Coyles o Muick

Meall Alvie,Creag Ghiubhais,The Coyles o Muick


Postby Benjaminnevis » Thu May 30, 2013 8:35 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Creag Ghiubhais, Meall Alvie, The Coyles of Muick

Date walked: 28/05/2013

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Ascent: 601m

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Meall Alvie.. Starting at the forest entrance time taken 2h 45m due to navigation error on the way back and stopping for a coffee.

Creag Ghiubhais.. Starting at the gait on the Deer fence this takes about a hour or so of hard graft through heather and bloulders

The coyles o Muick... parking at the end of the tarmac road i took about 2h 30m.
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Wadering along to where the path ends. a read johnny corbetts report a couple weeks ago and remember JC saying they took a wrong turn so i went straight on but the track still comes to an end so you have to wander up through the trees and steep slopes to reach the summit.
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Summit hidden away in the trees.
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Good views oh Culardoch and Carn Liath.
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Summit of Creag Ghiubhais.
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It is a struggle to find a decent photo on this hill due to trees.
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Mount Keen in the distance.
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T C O Muick summit.
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Looking Ballater direction i was thinking of doing Craigendarroch as well but it was half seven and gave it a miss.
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The other C O Muick summit.
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Re: Meall Alvie,Creag Ghiubhais,The Coyles o Muick

Postby hills » Thu May 30, 2013 10:57 pm

So many great trails and good paths in this part of the National Park, but not on these!!! Pity, funny, the one you missed out has a great path. :D Anyways, always good to see a report from deeside... 8)
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Re: Meall Alvie,Creag Ghiubhais,The Coyles o Muick

Postby Benjaminnevis » Fri May 31, 2013 9:12 am

hills wrote:So many great trails and good paths in this part of the National Park, but not on these!!! Pity, funny, the one you missed out has a great path. :D Anyways, always good to see a report from deeside... 8)


Aye a would not recommend trying either Meall Alvie or Creag Ghiubhais without gaiters as the heather is knee deep in places.
Would not take a lot to turn Meall Alvie in to a decent circular route as it has forest tracks on both sides as has T C O Muick.But as you say a pity they don't have a proper route as it probably puts folk off bagging em.
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