Holiday corbetts by bike
by rockhopper » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:18 pm
Route description: Càrn an Fhreiceadain from Kingussie
Corbetts included on this walk: Càrn an Fhreiceadain, Geal Charn (Dorback)
Date walked: 04/08/2014
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 33.5 km
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Distance: 33.5km approx (Bike 28.5km, Walk 5km)
A shorter than normal family break in Coylumbridge this summer would curtail time for the hills. Also wanted to get some mountain biking in so decided to combine the two.
Drove down to Kingussie and parked in the big public car park behind the hotel.
Cycled up past St Vincents Hospital until the golf club gates
Wasn’t sure where to go as the signs seemed to be turning me back until a helpful guy from the caravan park told me to go through the gates, go to the right and round the back of the clubhouse. Got to a wee bridge and crossed the Gynack Burn then on to the road up through the golf club.
Got to the point where the road divides – left to the Lodge, right to the hills. Then stayed right as I was going anti-clockwise.
Further on went through a gate and on to more open hillside
Steep going at times – had to get off an push occasionally.
Nice wee “bothy” at about NH746056
Onwards and upwards heading towards Beinn Bhreac
Cairn on Beinn Bhreac
Towards Carn an Fhreiceadain summit
Trig point at summit with my specialized rockhopper
Shelter a few yards north of the trig point
Then cycled over to the rather impressive cairn
Weather was starting to close in now with the rain starting. Donned a jacket and knee pads (brought them this time due to bloodied knees on a previous descent when the front wheel washed out on a gravel slope) and headed off south west.
Weather cleared up a bit – some engineering works further down
Back down to the car park, got changed and drove back to our accommodation for lunch.
Had dinner, loaded the bike into the car and drove to Nethy Bridge then over to Dorback Lodge.
Set off along the track to the east of the Allt Mor.
Towards Geal Charn
Onwards and upwards again
Got to about NJ110136 – hid the bike, changed into walking boots and set off SW up the hill side. Followed to the east of the burn on the way up but took a slightly more direct route on the descent.
Better views when up on the top
Sun getting lower as the summit cairn got closer
Ben Avon and co
Didn’t hang around for too long. Headed back to the bike more or less the same way as I’d walked up but more directly downwards at the last part.
Back at the bike, changed into cycling shows and headed back to the car.
by Gordie12 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:01 am
Looked like two good hills for the bike.
by Johnny Corbett » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:05 am
by mountain thyme » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:00 pm
by mountain thyme » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:00 pm
by dogplodder » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:19 pm
by rockhopper » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:23 pm
mountain thyme wrote:Hey RH is it a good track all the way to the summit of C an F ?
MT - it's a good track all the way round other than a few bits where the surface is rockier (but only occasionally). On the way up I got off and pushed I think three times as there are some very steep (for me anyway) bits but they're not too long. That said I haven't done much cycling this year so could've been a bit fitter Two hours moving and 30 minutes stops - cheersmountain thyme wrote:meant to say - for the bike? can you cycle straight to the summit? or were you on and off the bike?
by AnnieMacD » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:13 pm
by rockhopper » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:27 pm
Don't know how many but there are some with tracks right up and over the tops - Geal-charn Mor (from Lynwilg near Aviemore is another - mind you, some pushing may be required depending on fitness Can be good and bad though as it means there are hill tracks involved. Yes - the descent is enjoyable, just keep control of the wheels - cheersAnnieMacD wrote:I didn't know there were any Corbetts you (and I mean YOU) could cycle. It must have been fun coming down!
by jmarkb » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:56 am
Carn na Saobhaidhe
by mountain thyme » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:16 pm
rockhopper wrote:mountain thyme wrote:Hey RH is it a good track all the way to the summit of C an F ?MT - it's a good track all the way round other than a few bits where the surface is rockier (but only occasionally). On the way up I got off and pushed I think three times as there are some very steep (for me anyway) bits but they're not too long. That said I haven't done much cycling this year so could've been a bit fitter Two hours moving and 30 minutes stops - cheersmountain thyme wrote:meant to say - for the bike? can you cycle straight to the summit? or were you on and off the bike?
Cheers RH thats good to know
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