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A Glen Doll Circular route just to keep it interesting.

A Glen Doll Circular route just to keep it interesting.


Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:41 pm

Munros included on this walk: Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch

Date walked: 31/08/2017

Time taken: 5.75 hours

Distance: 23.6 km

Ascent: 1091m

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Following on from StevieC's excellent report on this walk he did a couple of days after us, I decided to follow up with a report of my own.

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After leaving the car park and following the riverside path on the South side of the river
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The normal path takes you over the bridge but as I was uncertain about the situation of the reported washed away bridge further upstream we decided to continue on the South side of the river. At first the path was fine but later on became pretty muddy and undulating. This is where Harris dropped behind as I was later to find out he lost the rubber stopper to his walking stick and had to dig deep in the mud with his hand to find the end of it.
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Looking back to the track which we were to be later joining up with still on the South side of the river
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Now on the track and seeing that the bridge had been put back into positin after being damaged by flood waters
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Further up the glen looking back
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Time for a break at the Roy Tait's bridge at Bachnagairn
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Harris with his Great Grand Fathers walking pole which he has now made his own, and is a constant companion up the hills
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A fairly new path going up to Broadcairn has assisted walking a great deal
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On the boulderfield at Broadcairn with Loch Muick
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Grandson and his Grampa on the summit of Broadcairn
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Grandson and his Grampa on the summit of Broadcairn
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At the summit cairn on Cairn Bannoch
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Looking over to the cliffs above Dubh Loch with Lochnagar behind
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On the South slopes of Fafernie heading topwards Crow Cragies
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Broadcairn in the distance
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At the summit of Crow Craigies
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You can just see the faint path which passes on the left hand side of the water then circles around the back. On the left is Loch Esk
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Heading down towards Glen Doll
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Memorial plaque to commemorate the five members of the Uiversal Hiking Club Glasgow who died
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The posts signify the shelter
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Davy's Bourach named after Jock Winter a local shepherd in around 1887 established the route as a right of way
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Further down the Glen Doll path
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And heading down into the trees
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At the Jock's road sign
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Virtually the same photograph as SimonC looking over Loch Muick
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The Rodmiester
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Re: A Glen Doll Circular route just to keep it interesting.

Postby StevieC » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:57 pm

Nice one!

I was wondering why my walk was 2km longer than yours...then remembered my detour to check out Loch Dubh. That can also account for me taking nearly two hours more to do it, rather than me being an unfit so-and-so :lol:
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Re: A Glen Doll Circular route just to keep it interesting.

Postby Dbradley » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:08 pm

Just come back to North Yorkshire from a slightly extended version of this walk. Camped below Broad Cairn and couldn't leave my tent until midday the next day due to heavy rain. The rain never stopped. I managed to climb Tolmount and Tom Buidhe as I passed them - as short detours really. Navigating in thick mist all the time. Back to the car at 7;30 - tired after crossing so much bog.
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Re: A Glen Doll Circular route just to keep it interesting.

Postby The Rodmiester » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:34 pm

StevieC wrote:Nice one!

I was wondering why my walk was 2km longer than yours...then remembered my detour to check out Loch Dubh. That can also account for me taking nearly two hours more to do it, rather than me being an unfit so-and-so :lol:

Hi Stevie, it just goes to show how it helps when you have a fit young person is dragging you around, lol
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Re: A Glen Doll Circular route just to keep it interesting.

Postby The Rodmiester » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:42 pm

Dbradley wrote:Just come back to North Yorkshire from a slightly extended version of this walk. Camped below Broad Cairn and couldn't leave my tent until midday the next day due to heavy rain. The rain never stopped. I managed to climb Tolmount and Tom Buidhe as I passed them - as short detours really. Navigating in thick mist all the time. Back to the car at 7;30 - tired after crossing so much bog.

Hi Dbradley, up by Fafernie is not the best place to be when the cloud and mist comes down, I bet you were pleased when you found Jock's Road
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