Creag nam Mial, a hill I was dreading, but turned out good.
by The Rodmiester » Sun May 19, 2019 6:49 pm
Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Creag nam Mial
Date walked: 17/05/2019
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 15 km
Ascent: 529m1 person thinks this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The first section is on a tarmacadam surfaced road but soon turns into a metalled road just after the entrance to Pitcarmick house. Pass over another bridge and head towards the outbuildings of Pitcarmick and head off right towards a field where the track takes you adjacent to a tree plantation and onto the open hillside, this track makes for easy walkng with a nice grassy middle section most of the way, until you come to Pitcarmick Loch where you head South up the lower slopes of Creag nam Mial on an ATV track, with not a lot of deep heather to trudge through, some grassy sections and some burnt sections with NO fences to climb, and also you get to look at the very tall cairn on the North top, not the summit but a good view point non the less.
by inca » Sun May 19, 2019 9:15 pm
by PeteR » Sun May 19, 2019 9:19 pm
by Graeme D » Sun May 19, 2019 9:28 pm
by The Rodmiester » Sun May 19, 2019 9:36 pm
inca wrote:Been meaning to write up this hill on that very route for ages. You've beaten me to it. I found the last 1k through the heather tough. Otherwise it's an excellent way of doing it - totally agree 👍
👍😁😁 I kept this one on my to do list for a very long time, but did not fancy tackling the long tracks from Dunkeld, nor did I fancy leaving the car parked all day in the big car park. Good on you for sussing this route out, I'm well pleased I did it from where I did, even the track was pleasant walking, but it was a very nice day last Friday.
I look forward to seeing your report👍😁
by The Rodmiester » Mon May 20, 2019 9:59 am
PeteR wrote:Nice one Rod. This is the only hill I have left in the area and thus far it hadn't looked that enticing. Your route looks good, especially given it looks like there's parking available and the route is on a track for a fair way too.
I agree totally Pete, not at all enticing, but it really was a very nice surprise, I think you will really enjoy this walk, it's a PeteR type of walk if I'm not mistaken👍😀
by The Rodmiester » Mon May 20, 2019 7:20 pm
Graeme D wrote:I still have a wee stash of coal and wood between this hill and the boat house! Did you find it????
Naw, Graeme, but I doubt very much the ATV track was there when you did it, I note that you were the first WH to top out on this one👍🥃