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Mount Blair - a short walk but great views

Mount Blair - a short walk but great views


Postby rob munbett » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:53 am

Grahams included on this walk: Mount Blair

Date walked: 16/07/2016

Time taken: 1 hours

Distance: 4.5 km

Ascent: 393m

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I was on my way up to Mar Lodge for a long weekend with friends and despite the strong wind and threat of rain, I decided a short detour to Mount Blair was in order. I parked in a space just after the regional boundary sign on the B951 and walked east along the road until I reached a metal gate on the right where the obvious track began.
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parking area
There's not much more to describe except follow this track to the summit. It didn't take long, although it was a bit of a battle into the wind.
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approaching summit
Indeed, a group behind me turned back about half way up! I had hoped there was a wind shelter at the top but if what was there was meant to be one, it was far too low. Actually, it looked like a metal rimmed ashtray.
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On the summit
There were great views up Glen Shee and over to Duchray Hill, though.
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View up Glen Shee
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Pan of Duchary Hill
The way down was very quick, especially so with the howling gale at my back.

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