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Creag nan Gabhar

Creag nan Gabhar

Postby Mike Reynolds » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:48 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Creag nan Gabhar

Date walked: 12/10/2014

Time taken: 4.55 hours

Distance: 14.4 km

Ascent: 481m

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Started at the car park at Auchallater, and since I had never walked that end of Jock's Road before decided to take the track up the glen to Loch Callater and then head up the hill. This would leave the walk down the ridge to enjoy the views to the Cairngorms. A lovely sunny day although the wind on the top was chilly. Enjoyed a break at the bridge over the river by the loch and then found the path up the north side of the burn coming down from the Bealach Buidhe and followed this almost to the top of the pass where it joins a vehicle track coming up from the right. Just beyond this point I struck up to the right over a small subsidiary bump and on to the summit. Grouse flying around everywhere and several mountain hares, and the views were splendid, particularly north to the Cairngorms. Nice easy stroll back down the ridge and then rejoin the track back to Auchallater. This may not be the most spectacular hill around here but the walk up the glen was lovely and the surroundings provided plenty of interest.
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Loch Callater
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Looking back down the glen and up towards the summit
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Back down the path towards the lodge and Loch Callater
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Looking to the Cairngorms from the summit
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The ridge down and Braemar in the distance
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Re: Creag nan Gabhar

Postby rockhopper » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:31 pm

As you say, "may not be the most spectacular hill around here" but the views on as good a day as you had are extensive and well worth it :thumbup: - cheers :)
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Re: Creag nan Gabhar

Postby kev_russ » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:54 pm

Nice pics Mike. I was nearby last Sunday. Twas a cracking day
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