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walk along Learmour Craig

walk along Learmour Craig


Postby litljortindan » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:59 pm

Munros included on this walk: Cairn of Claise, Carn an Tuirc

Date walked: 24/07/2020

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 800m

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Direct path up Sron na Gaoithe is quite steep. It is also warm and windless so I was struggling a bit.

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Got onto the ridge and was welcomed by a decent breeze that re-energised me. Made the short detour to the top of the Sron.

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Sron na Gaoithe from the last slopes up to the plateau.

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Cairn of Claise to the north east. I found it better view-wise to get onto the ridge rather than follow the path marked to the west.

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Monega Hill.

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The crags that prevent direct progress to Druim Mor from Craigie Glasalt.

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Moega Hill and view beyond into Fife.

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Mount Blair.

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River Isla.

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Glas Maol.

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Turning the corner onto the cliff top south west of The Dacies.

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Probably a good idea to keep away from the edge.

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Opposite side of Cannes Glen.

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Decision point -to head north to Tom Buidhe or retrace steps. Easy decision really to head back west but a mistake in hindsight to "shortcut" across the peat hags.

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Deer on Tom Buidhe slopes.

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Decided to detour to Cairn of Claise.

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Sron na Gaoithe again.

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Then decided to continue north to for a look at Coire Loch Kander and then on to Cairn an Tuirc.

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Surprise view of The Buck.

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Cloud temporarily closing in.

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Coire Loch Kander.

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Braemar with Ben Avon beyond.

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Stumbling about on Cairn an Tuirc's stony ridge.

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Weather cheered up a bit again by the time I had descended to flatter ground.

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Some nice wee waterfalls on the way down.

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An easy to follow path.

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