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Ben Aigan

Ben Aigan


Postby litljortindan » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:32 am

Route description: Ben Aigan

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Ben Aigan

Date walked: 25/03/2015

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 275m

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Booked a day off work hoping to catch the nice weather that was forecast and to shake off the cold I have but woke up feeling like death. Most folk seem to say take it easy if you have a chesty cough so we picked an easy walk to do.
Although our walk to Ben Aigan could be summarised as a walk along a forestry track through a plantation and past a transmitter that would be an injustice as the views from the top are excellent; sea visible to the north and Ben Rinnes and Speyside spread out to the south plus a jumble of distant peaks beyond Inverness and the opposite coast across the Moray Firth. So plenty for the eyeballs to take in. Good weather helped, of course.

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view north east to Knock Hill and Meikle Balloch

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forest track that we followed all the way, electing to avoid the firebreak short cut

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view east from near the Knock More transmitter to Fourman Hill

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on the dip between the transmitter and the top, looking south towards the top

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view of summit with summit path just visible

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looking north west to Lossiemouth from our slight detour up the wrong path

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view north over the River Spey from our slight detour oon the wrong path

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view south from summit to Ben Rinnes and Speyside

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view north west from summit across Moray Firth

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light dusting of snow visible on Rinnnes

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on the way down, Bin of Cullen just visible centre top

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sky clouding to the west









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