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Lochnagar the one way round and about

Lochnagar the one way round and about


Postby Collaciotach » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:43 pm

Munros included on this walk: Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch, Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, Lochnagar, Mount Keen, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe

Date walked: 15/04/2014

Time taken: 24 hours

Distance: 48 km

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Co dhui bha mi ag iarraidh a'streap Beinn Ciochan bliadhna air ais ....

I have been palning to climb "Lochnagar" for a while now , a good forecast had me in Gleann Muic at 9.30am on a grand morning

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A'toiseachd aig an abhainn


Although often overlooked, parts of the North East were in the Gaelic-speaking Gaidhealtachd, in the parishes of Upper Deeside especially. The last native speaker of Aberdeenshire Gaelic was Mrs Jean Bain of Braemar, who died in 1984.

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Gleann na Spiddal


One quote on this panel says " we do not know why the people left Spittal of Glenmuick " ........ Well I will enlighten you !

Firstly they were evicted ,then men of families remaining were coerced into fighting for a foreign power while their families were denied security of tenure on their small farms and crofts......... eventually as these families struggled then "died" out the large Estate took possession of the land .

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Baile nan Spiddal


When the Crofters Act 1886 was passed it was only ratified by the exclusion of the Aberdeenshire ,Perthshire and Angus Gaidhealtachd. As a consequence, vast swathes of the Highlands in the non-crofting counties have lost their people, their language and their culture as the tenants of the land were never more than one year away from eviction.

Had things been different, Highland Aberdeenshire might today be home to a thriving Gaelic culture and places like Spittal of Glenmuick would be occupied by crofting tenants with secure, heritable tenancies.

Instead we have Balmoral Estate ..... vulgarity in extreme :(



Still "Lochnagar" is no a bad hill ,even if they have the name wrong :D

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Beinn a Ciochan


We were up the well made path sharp ,passing a dozen or so folk , our route was round the five peaks, a long day ahead but clear ,windy and dry .

Wee bit Wintery yet ! ..but straight forward to the summit of Cac Carn Mor

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Snaechd


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Creagan


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Did'nt hang around for long before heading for Carn a Coire Boidheachd and walking straight past it :shock: !!!! ......

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Carn


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Lochan Reoite


Having walked past no2 ........ .I soon found myself approaching Munro no2 , Carn an t Sagairt Mor

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Tir nam airm


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Great hill name and I wonder who he was ...the Priest that is , but no doubt a Farquharson famous tribe for fighting clergy

We were then up and on Cairn Bannoch ,good viewpoint here down into the Lochan

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That was when the penny dropped :D ... If the next one is Broad Cairn , where is no 5 ? that's right its Carn a Choire Boidheachd which as I said we walked straight past !

Nothing for it ...onto Carn Bannoch

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Broad Carn


Good views down Loch Muic :D ...... then the long walk out ...back the way I came to Carn a'Choire Boidheachd

It is my luck in the East something always goes amiss , I had mistakenly put down Carn of Gowal as the 4th Munro :roll: :roll: and passed within 10m of the Munro Carn on my way to Carn an t Sagairt Mor

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An rathad air ais


To be honest it was not that bad , a nice day and plenty time we soon were back on Carn a Choire Boidheachd before heading back down the ladder to the starting point

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We were back at the car for 7.30pm just over 9hrs , interestingly about book time for a queer route ... I blame lizzie myself :D

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Re: Lochnagar the one way round and about

Postby robertphillips » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:11 pm

Well done colla a really good round there. :clap: 8)
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Re: Lochnagar the one way round and about

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:11 pm

Nice one Colla, forgot about a hill myself recently when i was out :crazy:
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Re: Lochnagar the one way round and about

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:48 pm

robertphillips wrote:Well done colla a really good round there. :clap: 8)


Tell me about it .. Two in Glenshee next day and Mount Keen the next ... You no finished that Grahams yet ? :lol:
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Re: Lochnagar the one way round and about

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:48 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Nice one Colla, forgot about a hill myself recently when i was out :crazy:


Age Johnny ... Age :lol:
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Re: Lochnagar the one way round and about

Postby rockhopper » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:28 pm

Magic - just great when you get days like this - the views are so clear. A route I need to redo at some point - mostly in clag for me the first time :roll: - cheers :)
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Re: Lochnagar the one way round and about

Postby Sarah86 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:30 pm

What a wonderful looking day you had for it. Would really love to get up and explore this area as there is such stunning views to be had.
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Re: Lochnagar the one way round and about

Postby AnnieMacD » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:36 pm

What an adventure - I can't believe you had the energy to go back. Agus an cù bochd - tha e cho sgith.

Funny about things going awry when you head east - I guess you are a true Teuchter like myself :lol: :lol:. I daren't venture south of the Great Glen for long. I went to An Gearasdan (Fort William) a couple of weeks ago for new boots but only stayed an hour :lol:

These hills I will never get to :wink:
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Re: Lochnagar the one way round and about

Postby scottishkennyg » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:59 pm

Nice one CC
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Re: Lochnagar the one way round and about

Postby malky_c » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:51 pm

See what happens when you venture into nosebleed territory - the hills are just so flat you barely notice them :wink:
Always good to see some photos of Lochnagar.
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Re: Lochnagar the one way round and about

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:58 pm

malky_c wrote:See what happens when you venture into nosebleed territory - the hills are just so flat you barely notice them :wink:
Always good to see some photos of Lochnagar.


Aye the far East ..... :wink:
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Re: Lochnagar the one way round and about

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:00 pm

AnnieMacD wrote:What an adventure - I can't believe you had the energy to go back. Agus an cù bochd - tha e cho sgith.

Funny about things going awry when you head east - I guess you are a true Teuchter like myself :lol: :lol:. I daren't venture south of the Great Glen for long. I went to An Gearasdan (Fort William) a couple of weeks ago for new boots but only stayed an hour :lol:

These hills I will never get to :wink:


Ach dúthaich boideachd Anna ..... As for the black garrison a hellish place to buy boots :D
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Re: Lochnagar the one way round and about

Postby basscadet » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:49 pm

Och tough luck with having to go back, but at least it was a bonny day :D Dug looked pooped tho :shock:
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