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Magnificent Creag Meghaid

Magnificent Creag Meghaid


Postby iblack007 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:01 pm

Route description: Creag Meagaidh circuit

Munros included on this walk: Carn Liath (Creag Meagaidh), Creag Meagaidh, Stob Poite Coire Ardair

Date walked: 20/09/2019

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 18.5 km

Ascent: 1300m

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A cloudless blue sky day for our walk.It was to stay like that all day. We set off from the CP at Creag Meghaidh Nature Reserve ( on a very well graded and maintained foothpath) steadily rising and surrounded on the left by increasingly stark daunting buttresses. Up ahead rose the Corrie wall of rock faces and vertical fissures, to the right a steep high grass and scree lined slope topped by a perfect blue sky. A gamekeeper chugged down towards us with 2 deer he'd culled over his 'quad' bike .The corrie lochan was dark with hardly a ripple on the surface. Ahead was the steep clamber up rocky slopes leads to 'The Window'. 2 solo walkers picked their way carefully through the looser rocks at the top of the path. When we reached the window, the view out over Glen Roy was spectacular. Trackless heath and empty wild valleys, eagle country but none today! We followed the path left up over a rocky hillside skirting the the corrie edge, gaze drawn to the skyline where Mad Megs cairn draws you magnetically on. Beyond it, (0.5km), lies the Munro of Creag Meghaid, and on this cloudless day, the fantastic panorama of the hills of the central and western highlands-peak upon peak-merging into the blue, was truly wonderful. We returned to the window, then a short pull up the hillside to a cairn and rusty fence posts leading to the next Munro, Stob Poite Cite Ardair. From here its a superb 5k rollicking rollercoaster of a ridge walk over a top then broadening out to reveal Carn Liaths cairn with terrific views back down into the corrie to the right , over deepest Glen Roy left, and the northern hills. The approach to Carn Liath becomes quite rocky but easy going and the from the summit you can look back all the way to Meghaid and then ahead to your descent path with Loch Laggans slender outline ahead
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