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Creag Uchdag

Creag Uchdag


Postby The Rodmiester » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:56 pm

Route description: Creag Uchdag from Glen Lednock

Corbetts included on this walk: Creag Uchdag

Date walked: 25/03/2017

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 14.1 km

Ascent: 730m

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With Callander as a base the nearest Corbett I had not done was the one on the way home near Comrie, Creag Uchdag from Glen Lednock, I'd been up the glen many times before to climb Ben Chonzie but never passed the Lednock Dam.
A fine day it turned out to be with little wind and dry and clear overhead with little in the way of snow cover on the ground.

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Just leaving the large car parking area with an early start but already a few cars parked within, looking ahead towards the wee road bridge over the river
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A sign on the road telling you that no cars allowed beyond this point, a couple of cottages on the right with also a driveway to the main estate building also on the right
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First sight of the Lednock Dam, and feeding time for the sheep
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The impressive Lednock Dam
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Heading up the track which forks before the trees we head up the hillside on this side of the tree plantation and to the East of the Allt Mor
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The track climbing up the hillside beside the trees
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At about 500 m we take an ATV track off to the left
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Looking back towards Loch Lednock
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A small burn to cross and the ATV track continues towards the 809 m summit Meall Dubh Mor but by passes on the South side
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The main river crossing over the Allt Mor and even with the snow melt no problem
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The Feint ATV track heading towards Meall Dubh Mor
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First sighting of Creag Uchdag
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An area of peat hags but nothing that cannot be avoided otherwise pretty dry underfoot
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We skirtted this side of the hags then aimed for a distinct grassy ridge up to the summit
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Looking back the way we had come with fine views all around
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Dry grass to follow uneven in places but no problens
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Final climb with a feint path up the shoulder
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Looking back from the summit
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Summit photo at the Trig point
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A superb day for summit views with many of the nearby Munro summits on view
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Heading back the way we had come
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Nearly back at the Dam
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Looking up Loch Lednock
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About to come across a very busy and overflowing car parking area at Coishavachan
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The Rodmiester
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Re: Creag Uchdag

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:50 am

Still to do this one - looks like a nice viewpoint. But we will be going from Ardeonaig, a shorter drive for us.

I don't know what is happening to weather? We were on some Munros of Ben Alder group on Saturday and couldn't see the nearby tops for the haze!!
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Re: Creag Uchdag

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:59 pm

BlackPanther wrote:Still to do this one - looks like a nice viewpoint. But we will be going from Ardeonaig, a shorter drive for us.

I don't know what is happening to weather? We were on some Munros of Ben Alder group on Saturday and couldn't see the nearby tops for the haze!!


Nice hill and a feint track most of the way, and pretty dry underfoot. A right hit and miss Winter, hope the WH meet provides us with good clear weather :D
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Location: Carnoustie

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