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Lochnagar circuit.

Lochnagar circuit.


Postby mamoset » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:39 am

Route description: White Mounth Munros, Glen Muick

Munros included on this walk: Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch, Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, Lochnagar

Date walked: 22/09/2014

Time taken: 9.75 hours

Distance: 33.5 km

Ascent: 1278m

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The Lochnagar Munro's seemed a decent option on a good Autumn day. Arrived at the Spittal of Glenmuick car park in good time and headed off along Loch Muick.
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Was a fairly hazy day, but undeterred, we made good time on the path along the loch.
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We were soon heading up the path that would take us around Sandy Hillock, a strangely un-Gaelic name!!!
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It is good easy walking around here, and we were soon on the flanks of Broad Cairn.
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The summit was soon reached
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After a 5 minute stop, we made our way across Cairn of Gowal and on to Cairn Bannoch.
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From here, we went out to the strangely named Fafernie before moving on to Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, where the remnants of a plane crash litter the area.
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Loch Callater
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A quick down and up to Carn an t-Sagairt Beag was done before hitting Carn a'Choire Bhoideach.
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From The Stuic
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As the scenery is not the most inspiring around here, we made for our last Munro of the day, Cac Carn Beag or Lochnagar.
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There was quite a gathering on the top, including a walker who, at 80+ year old, had come up the gully from the loch itself, well done to him :clap: :)
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With time moving on, we made our way around the edge of the giant cliffs that loom over the loch, Cuidhe Crom being our next stop.
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A Raven was there to meet us, but we didn't hang around as we still wanted to go up Meikle Pap.
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It is a pretty straight forward walk back to Glenmuick from here, taking you beneath Conachcraig
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Enjoyed the day, but not the most inspiring set of Munro's it has to be said!! :wink:
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Re: Lochnagar circuit.

Postby rockhopper » Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:35 am

Looks like you got a good day for it - it's a nice loop round the loch
Didn't get any views at all myself spending most of the day in the clag :roll: - cheers :)
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Re: Lochnagar circuit.

Postby Sarah86 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:05 pm

Would love to visit this area, it looks stunning. Lovely photos of a very enjoyable looking walk.
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Re: Lochnagar circuit.

Postby mamoset » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:52 pm

rockhopper wrote:Looks like you got a good day for it - it's a nice loop round the loch
Didn't get any views at all myself spending most of the day in the clag :roll: - cheers :)

Sorry to hear that hopper, maybe on your second round you'll get a better day :shock: :think: :shock:
Sarah86 wrote:Would love to visit this area, it looks stunning. Lovely photos of a very enjoyable looking walk.

Thanks Sarah, hope you get there :D
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Re: Lochnagar circuit.

Postby dogplodder » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:07 pm

A great round bringing back some good memories for me - thanks. :D
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Re: Lochnagar circuit.

Postby mamoset » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:59 pm

dogplodder wrote:A great round bringing back some good memories for me - thanks. :D


You're welcome :D :thumbup:
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Re: Lochnagar circuit.

Postby Borderhugh » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:06 pm

Nice to see the pics of the places I went last saturday. I did this in the clag (my 3rd attempt) and saw very little.
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Re: Lochnagar circuit.

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:19 am

It's a real pleasure to revisit hills by reading other people's reports, so thanks for this. You're right that they aren't the most spectacular of Scotland's mountains but these hills have a big spacious grandeur about them that is a joy. Thanks for sharing :D
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Re: Lochnagar circuit.

Postby BoyVertiginous » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:47 am

Enjoyed that, have these to do yet, never seem to be at the top of my list, don't know why, looks perfect for a longish, clear day though.

Re-your Octogenarian, I occasionally walk with a 79 year old and hope that I'm still able to get into the hills at that age...difficult to imagine getting another 30 years out of this body though :roll:
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Re: Lochnagar circuit.

Postby mamoset » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:28 pm

Huff_n_Puff wrote:It's a real pleasure to revisit hills by reading other people's reports, so thanks for this. You're right that they aren't the most spectacular of Scotland's mountains but these hills have a big spacious grandeur about them that is a joy. Thanks for sharing :D

Good point about the spacious grandeur. Maybe I was a bit harsh, every hill has it's own merits. :clap:

BoyVertiginous wrote:Enjoyed that, have these to do yet, never seem to be at the top of my list, don't know why, looks perfect for a longish, clear day though.

Re-your Octogenarian, I occasionally walk with a 79 year old and hope that I'm still able to get into the hills at that age...difficult to imagine getting another 30 years out of this body though :roll:

It certainly is a good day out, especially if you visit the Munro Tops as well. Good luck for the next 30 as well!! :shock: :lol:
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