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Creag Dhubh (Newtonmore).
by PauloUK77 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:51 pm
Route description: Creag Dubh, near Newtonmore
Grahams included on this walk: Creag Dhubh (Newtonmore)
Date walked: 08/08/2012
Time taken: 2 hours
Distance: 5 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Heading from the little parking area beside the road the climbers path started to get steeper all the time.Crossing the boulder field was fun too before what was a really steep bit of land following a fence next to some forestry.
After following the fence I made a as direct course for high ground as I could.Deep bracken made this hard going hiding any boulders and with every bit i brushed by seemed to unleash the next 30 or so midges to attack me.I didn't want to hang around here.
I reached the path on higher ground at a stile and continued up again steeply before the final ascent revealed itself.Again I was so impressed this mountain delivers everything.The views were vast in all directions.
After the summit it was back in the direction I came but at the stile continued along the ridge following a path.
If I ever come to this area again Creag Dhubh is a mountain I could easily do again.
by ChrisW » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:34 pm
by Graeme D » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:25 pm
by PauloUK77 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:17 pm
Thank you for your post ChrisW it did spook me a little bumping into those Goats in the woods.I wasn't expecting that.I have been looking at some your posts this evening on your explorations of Canada.All I can say is wow, you are lucky.
by hills » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:04 pm
by LeithySuburbs » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:00 pm
Graeme D wrote:It is a fine looking hill which I have eyed up many times but never managed to climb yet. Did you know there are 76 Creag Dubhs in Scotland? Amazing the things you learn on walkhighlands meets. So educational!
So is that Dhubh or Dubh ? Kev???
A hill I've always fancied, cheers .
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