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.

Two trigs on tri tigh

Two trigs on tri tigh

Postby TheTortoise » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:29 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Càrn nan Tri-tighearnan

Date walked: 31/10/2019

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

Sadly, the most interesting part of this hill was travelling there along minor roads to Daless, approaching from the north, encountering tractors, remote moors and a red squirrel, and strange road signs (it should really say Caution: Potholes, good suspension needed), and afterwards driving out along the Findhorn.
What sort of sheep do they have on the road to Daless?
The view up the Findhorn just after Daless was attractive.
View up the Findhorn
We set off in a clockwise circuit, following a good track and then an atv track to a little bump on the plateau not shown on the map. Then we headed for the summit, but got entangled in partially frozen peat hags, so that you couldn't quite tell whether the boot would sink in or slide off the steep sides. I was amazed to find a tree growing deep inside one of the more navigable hags, quite close to the summit.
Tree near the summit
At the summit, trig number 1, we had a brief stop to look at the very very distant snowcapped hills showing extensively to the north, but the wind was too cold to stop for long, or for lunch.
Some of the very distant hills
We'd really had enough of peat hags but some impressive ones loomed between us and the descent. We circumnavigated these partiallly successfully by keeping high, but thereby extending the distance on tiresome ground to get to trig number 2. We were delighted to find nice dry ground with short heather as we angled off the hill towards Daless, intercepting the track for the final descent to the burn and over back to Daless. A very late lunch was enjoyed in the car.
Here is a very approximate map,

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

User avatar
Mountain Walker
Posts: 89
Grahams:175   Donalds:6
Joined: Jun 23, 2019

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

Your generosity keeps this site running.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by donating by direct debit?

Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: frankie and 30 guests