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White Mounth Munro's from Glen Doll

White Mounth Munro's from Glen Doll


Postby David Lyall » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:43 pm

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

Date walked: 31/05/2014

Time taken: 11 hours

Distance: 28 km

Ascent: 1780m

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While staying at Glen Clova hostil it seemed like a good idea tackle the White Mounth group from Glen Doll so I set of from the Glen Doll car park at about 8.30 I cycled up the forest track and path for about 5km and left it at the side of the track just short of the tree line.
At the top of Glen Clova just about as far as my bike can go
At the top of Glen Clova just about as far as my bike can go (800x600).jpg
At the top of Glen Doll just about as far as my bike could go

The path gets very rough for a bit it crosses a wooden bridge just before going into the trees a short distance on is the Roy Tait Bridge a really beautiful spot from here on the path is excellent zig zaging up the hill. It eventually joins the main path leading up to my first top for the day Broad Cairn.
Some hardy mountain bikers on the top of Broad Cairn (800x600).jpg
Some hardy mountain bikers at the top of Broad Cairn

It was 10.30 and time for a bite to eat, I got talking a couple of mountain bikers and a very nice chatty lady from Inverness who had been camping out so it was an extended stop. Then it was off towards Cairn Bannoch
Cairn Bannoch with Broad Cairn behind (800x600).jpg
Cairn Bannoch with Broad Cairn behind

3rd of the day Carn an Sagairt Mor (800x600).jpg
3rd of the day Carn an t- Sagairt Mor

views were great but soon time for me to head on to Carn an t- Sagairt Mor arrived at 12.30, I had a good look round with views down to the Glenshee Ski centre where I had been walking yesterday. I decided to head for Carn a’ Choire Bhoidheach before stopping for lunch but the top was pretty uninteresting
4th of the day carn a' Choire Bhoidheach (800x600).jpg
4th of the day Carn a' Choir Bhoidheach

so I headed a short distance to some rocks at the top of Stuic Buttress which gave great views down into the snow banked corrie and the clear blue water of Loch nan Eun as well as watching all the comings and goings from Lochnagar.
Looking towards Lochnagar and Loch na Eun
Looking towards Lochnagar and Loch na Eun (800x600).jpg
Nice spot for lunch, looking towards Lochnagar with Loch na Eun below

Eventually it was time to walk round and up the final top of the day I arrived to very busy to at around 3pm, brilliant top but it has got to be the busiest top I have ever visited.
Lochnagar summit (800x600).jpg
Lochnagar

a busy top (800x600).jpg
A busy top

Great views down into the corries on both sides as you approach the summit. Then it was the part of the day I was not looking forward to I headed back down the path that leads to Loch Muick. I should have followed it all the way down to the loch and round the head of the loch before taking the path back up the hill which joins up with the track leading to Broad Cairn instead I left the main path before it descended and tried to contour round I managed it but the going was rough and it did not end up saving much of the decent or climb back up. By the time I got back to the car it was 6.15. It was great to have the bike there and 25min later I was back at the car. So it was a long day but well worthwhile.
Last edited by David Lyall on Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: White Mouth Munro's from Glen Doll

Postby AnnieMacD » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:22 pm

That's quite a round and a great achievement! You could have biked it all the way around with the other guys! That's some crowd on top of the last hill.
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Re: White Mouth Munro's from Glen Doll

Postby David Lyall » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:56 pm

no way I would get up there on a bike, I was lucky with the weather clear but not too warm. :)
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