walkhighlands

Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
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.

Rainy morning on Creag Bhalg

Rainy morning on Creag Bhalg


Postby rob munbett » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:06 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Creag Bhalg

Date walked: 26/08/2018

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 5.5 km

Ascent: 332m

Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

I was staying at Mar Lodge with friends and we woke on Sunday to a dull, wet morning. Still, we wanted a walk out so we headed up the hill right behind the lodge, Creag Bhalg, which, though short and very easy, gave us a very pleasant morning. A good track left the narrow road virtually behind the back entrance to the lodge and it traversed very gradually up the hillside, crossed another track before heading up again through some wonderful Scots pine and heather. Soon there was a small cairn on the right marking the start of a narrow path through the heather, past a dramatic dead tree, all the way to the summit where, despite the low cloud and rain, we enjoyed some great views of the higher tops surrounding us.
P1040038(1).JPG
The view across to Glen Ey
P1040040(1).JPG
The dead tree and the track through the heather
P1040043(1).JPG
The summit cairn

our_route.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts

User avatar
rob munbett
Hill Bagger
 
Posts: 162
Munros:257   Corbetts:133
Grahams:68   Donalds:52
Sub 2000:91   Hewitts:31
Wainwrights:40   
Joined: Jan 23, 2013

Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).


Walkhighlands community forum is advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: deryksmith, emmamcgarry, rachsheggsy, Rfeenie, thepigguy and 79 guests