Another direct walk, from the car park it is a simple climb up a farm track almost up to the ridge alongside the top.
Track heading up glen by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
I walked up behind the dam just to get a different view of it. No need to do so if you don't want to. A mini adventure which made me scramble over two steep sided burns to get back on track.
The dam from behind by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
It is a fairly tedious route with little to see.
Carn Chois and path by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
It gets a bit more interesting on the ridge. There was snow lying for example. It was good to walk over though, going crump, crump, crump as you stepped through it. Nice and firm, not powder, not energy sapping, just good walking.
Lawers range by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
There was some wind but it wasn't bad and the sun added a little bit of warmth.
Glen and Loch Turret by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
I sat in the shelter at the top and had my lunch, hot soup, home made, lovely. Sun shining and out of the wind, perfect.
Top shelter by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
The walk back down was into the wind but once off the ridge it was a bit more sheltered and so I took my gaiters off once out of the snow, then my jacket once into the lee of the hill. The track makes for a swift descent back to the car. No detours this time.
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Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.