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A "glorious" day in Glen Feshie

A "glorious" day in Glen Feshie


Postby Ponyexpress » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:04 pm

Route description: Mullach Clach a' Bhlair

Munros included on this walk: Mullach Clach a'Bhlair

Date walked: 14/07/2019

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 20 km

Ascent: 861m

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We had been looking forward to this walk since we came up to the Cairngorms as we had heard it was a very beautiful Glen. We had wondered about using the bikes, but reports of the path having been washed away put us off. We needn't have worried as they have done some repair and we could have got the bikes past the difficulties without to much gymnastics :crazy:
ImageIMG_3241 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
ImageIMG_3237 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
ImageDSCF3053 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
So we started out from the carpark and it was a good decision as we got to really appreciate the Glen :D
ImageIMG_3238 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
ImageIMG_3240 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
It was easy crossing all the burns as we had such dry fine weather, absolutely glorious :)
ImageIMG_3236 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
The path was really excellent for most of the way. :)
ImageDSCF3036 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
ImageIMG_3231 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
ImageIMG_3228 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
And of course the fantastic views.
ImageIMG_3230 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
ImageIMG_3227 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
Here is one of Pathfinderpaul having time to stop and stare :D
ImageDSCF3049 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
We even had time to stop and see the wildlife, which we would have missed on the bikes.
ImageIMG_3225 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
How about this for a foxglove :clap:
ImageDSCF3056 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
Having enjoyed the Glen the hill came into view. We met a couple of guys who told us how brilliant the refurbished Bothy was , they'd been in there for three days, perhaps another time, when just site seeing.
ImageIMG_3222 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
Tree line goes quite a way up the hill which is what they are trying to achieve here with the reforestation.
ImageDSCF3061 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
ImageDSCF3064 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
Eventually we ran out of trees and just had the bare hillside, but we missed the shade as it was hot :roll:
ImageDSCF3073 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
ImageDSCF3069 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
The summit wasn't much to look at :shock:
ImageDSCF3077 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
Just the walk back, bit cooler going down and the forest to look forward to.
ImageDSCF3081 by Joan Howard, on Flickr :D
A really great day out :clap:
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Re: A "glorious" day in Glen Feshie

Postby Silverhill » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:12 pm

In terms of modest summit cairns, Mullach Clach a' Bhlair must be in the top 10! The wide views make up for it though :D I too enjoyed Coille an Torr, it's a very fine wood.
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Re: A "glorious" day in Glen Feshie

Postby Roger n Sue Fellows » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:19 pm

The moth looks like a female Northern, or Oak, Eggar in case you'd not identified it.

A nice find.
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Re: A "glorious" day in Glen Feshie

Postby PathfinderPaul » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:06 pm

Thanks for the identification of the moth, it looked a great specimen. The forest was a real revelation.
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