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Amulree ring

Amulree ring

Postby Tam Collie » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:03 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Meall nan Caorach, Meall Reamhar

Date walked: 12/01/2020

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 10 km

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Another half day or was that a late start, either way another local hill route that can be seen from our daily walk,

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Starting at Amulree opposite the Hotel, currently is a state of renovation we hiked up the road to Girron farm and the ford that led up onto the slopes of Greag Ruadh Stocach (past the site of an old elicit still), and onto Creag Reamhar disturbing a significant population of deer as we went. Once the ridge is broached a very pleasant ramble ensued along a double electric fence that traversed the ridge to the summit. Luckily it was not turned on so we could properly bag the top!
(For those wanting to avoid an rough going there is a ATV track just to the West of the ridge that comes up from the South)

The descent from Meall Reamhar to the Girron Burn was steep and being in the shade, icy in places, it seemed a long way down and worst still looking up to Creag na Coarach seemed further! Another of those small platform structures that could be the site of a still was passed and then head down and up to the top, the trig and the views south. By the time we summitted it was getting twilight and with snow flurries coming in from the West and we didn't want to linger. It wasn't particularly urgent getting down just it was getting unpleasant on top with the wind starting to become somewhat insistent.

Like Vespathian we marched North along Creag Gorm and Creag Biorach before descending to the Girron track, the road and the car. An excellent afternoon with views northwards to the Glen Almond Hills and thoughts of plans for future walks.
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