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Creag nan Gabhar & Loch Callater

Creag nan Gabhar & Loch Callater


Postby Alastair S » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:04 pm

Route description: Creag nan Gabhar circuit

Corbetts included on this walk: Creag nan Gabhar

Date walked: 28/03/2010

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 481m

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As predicted not a good day weather-wise. Rain for 90% of the walk, whipping over my right shoulder at high speed on the gentle ridge up to Creag nan Gabhar. Once off the ridge the wind wasn’t a worry and even got a very brief glimpse of sunshine down on Loch Callater. The route was mostly on land rover tracks and so easy to follow but a bit boggy in the flattish area to the south-east of the summit.

As always in this area there was lots of wild life about. Came across a herd of 40 red deer – all seemed to be stags – and lots of easy to spot hares.

Makes an ideal morning or afternoon walk in better conditions. I choose the a.m. option and was back at the car park by noon and back home for lunch :D


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Northern summit cairn (Sron Dubh)


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The route up to Creag nan Gabhar


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Creag nan Gabhar summit, looking North – Glen Clunie to the left.


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Loch Callater from near Creag nan Gabhar summit


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Eagle meat


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Fancy grouse butt


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Geese


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Rain & shine on Loch Callater
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Re: Creag nan Gabhar & Loch Callater

Postby hills » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:27 pm

Love Glen Callater, so good to read your report. :D
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Re: Creag nan Gabhar & Loch Callater

Postby mountain coward » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:32 pm

I also love that area - any of the Braemar glens - they're all beautiful and the hills are great too... But what a caption for that poor, beautiful mountain hare - 'Eagle Meat' :(
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Re: Creag nan Gabhar & Loch Callater

Postby Alastair S » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:05 am

mountain coward wrote:But what a caption for that poor, beautiful mountain hare - 'Eagle Meat' :(


Its just this time of year it must be so easy for your eagle. A few of them were making for the patches of snow when I disturbed them but as soon as they move over on the heather a blind mole would be able to spot them.
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Re: Creag nan Gabhar & Loch Callater

Postby Caberfeidh » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:05 am

I was on top of Cairn nan Tuirc, farther up Glen Callater one summer day - the ground was littered with dismembered parts of hares: legs, heads, tails, clumps of fur. It was gruesome. I believe the geology up there makes for better grazing, there are always loads of hares running around. Must be good for the eagles. Hare is good for humans to eat too. :D
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