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Geal - Charn Mor, an easy corbett from Lynwilg

Geal - Charn Mor, an easy corbett from Lynwilg


Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:08 pm

Route description: Geal-charn Mòr , from Lynwilg

Corbetts included on this walk: Geal-charn Mòr

Date walked: 23/08/2013

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 12.14 km

Ascent: 651m

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I was to be heading off to a club meet at Milehouse at Kincraig and I thought as the forecast was reasonably good I might as well pick up something on the day of travel. Geal-charn Mor seem to fit the bill as a certain tick as I did not want to have a second unproductive weekend in succession after the atrocious weather on Skye the weekend before. I turned off the A9 to the North at the Lynwilg signpost before the Aviemore turn off. There appeared to be plenty of room for parking around the bridge area so I parked up there but five minutes walking up the road there is another parking spot but between the points there are signs for taking it slowly for the young pheasants on the road
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Signage identifying the Burma Road to Carrbridge and River Durnain. This is a Scottish Right of Way
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Take a left after crossing the bridge and soon your passing over a cattle grid from then on there are lots of youn pheasants running all over the place
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Five minutes you come across another parking area where you pass through the wooden gate
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Not long after you come to another wooden gate and the track forks right taking you up to the open hillside
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A good track makes for quick walking with a gradual gradient all the way to the highest part of the track
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Looking back down towards the starting point
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The highest point is approx. 700m where there are two cairns on the left hand side, at the first cairn there is a path which takes you all the way to the trig point on the summit, easy walking on short heathery slopes
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Looking back down the path towards the track
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Summit Trig point and shelter cairn. All very hazy on top unfortunately, but only taken 1hour ten minutes

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All very easy and simple if you return the way you went, remembering to take a left fork at the timber gate to take you back to the start in total two hours
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Re: Geal - Charn Mor, an easy corbett from Lynwilg

Postby morag1 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:27 pm

Another fine walk Rod, didn't believe it was possible to climb a Corbett in such a short time, must keep this one in mind for the future :D
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Re: Geal - Charn Mor, an easy corbett from Lynwilg

Postby Gordie12 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:43 pm

Never noticed this one in amongst all your other reports :)

Good track, short walk, sounds like one to do to break an A9 journey one day.
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