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The Cairnwell Munros-3 before lunch.

The Cairnwell Munros-3 before lunch.

Postby SecondRow » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:42 am

Route description: The Cairnwell Munros

Munros included on this walk: Carn a'Gheoidh, Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell

Date walked: 19/06/2019

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 13.5 km

Ascent: 747m

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I hadn't heard great things about these hills, other than they were pretty easy with the high start. However, there are not too many opportunities to tick off 3 Munros in under 5 hours, So I made an early rise and was leaving the car park at the ski centre by 7am.

Following the loose track I was on Carn Aosda with in the hour, before continuing on the Carn a'Gheoidh. Walking along the ridge, I was made to think of what a dive instructor said to me once "there are no boring dives, only boring people". I think this could be applied to hills as well, these many not have the grandeur of other Cairngorms hills, or the craggyness of the NW, but I was treated to plenty of wildlife. Large families of mountain hares were everywhere, and I almost trod on a family of grouse, complete with chicks, coming over a rise.

Carn a Gheoidh presented no issues, so I took off to the Cairnwell, eventually intersecting the loose track to the forest of antennae. After a quick cup of tea. sheltering from the wind, behind what I assume is a station for the masts, I headed back down the car park.

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Spot the hiding grouse chick.

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