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Lochnagar from Spittal of Glen Muick

Lochnagar from Spittal of Glen Muick

Postby melissaleslie » Tue May 15, 2018 3:59 pm

Route description: Lochnagar from Glen Muick

Munros included on this walk: Lochnagar

Date walked: 12/05/2018

Time taken: 7.25 hours

Distance: 19 km

Ascent: 930m

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Weather Conditions
Hit the jackpot in terms of weather, extremely lucky with largely clear skies and a toasty 18°C. The weather remained the same throughout the entire day with an occasional breeze which was ideal.

Walk Experience
We parked at the Spittal of Glen Muick car park at around 09:30 and very quickly noticed we were 50 pence short of the £4 parking fee (which I'm positive wasn't always that high!?), anyway, to avoid having to leave and find more change of the £10 that was our other option, we were very pleased to learn from the sign that you can make an online donation as a payment alternative on outdooraccesstrustforscotland if you're short on change, so we made a £5 donation and set off for the public toilet facilities after getting geared up and locking up the car.

The first section of the walk down to and through the forest was pretty flat and pleasant, with bird activity high due to nesting and protecting eggs. The weather made visibility on the ascent an absolute treat.





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Once up we stopped for some lunch (and a few photos!) then headed up the ladder - which really felt more like a scramble, but the views at the top were totally worth it. I feel like none of my photos do the scenery up on this day any justice.



From the summit we traced back down and descended SE following the Glas Allt towards Loch Muick, which was actually much steeper than first thought and made for a slightly uncomfortable descent on the knees!


All in all a successful and enjoyable one - we even bagged some trendy sunburn... :crazy:
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