Snowy Loch Morlich circuit

Route: Loch Morlich

Date walked: 27/11/2021

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 6.22km

Ascent: 40m

We were very excited to wake up to some snow in the garden and it seemed that the storm had passed through a little quicker than expected. It seemed a shame not to go and play in the snow and having seen a friend's photos of Loch Morlich a few weeks previously it instantly sprung to mind.

I don't really do mornings anymore and wanted to make sure I felt up to it before we got in the car - the A9 was quite interested especially over the Slochd but we parked up at the side of Loch Morlich and set off

Despite being only about 2pm, the light was already starting to go!

The prominent Carn Eilrig ahead

I suggested that perhaps we should have brought skis - although we knew there would be snow (in fact that was the whole point!) we hadn't realised how good the coverage would be at this level

Some nice light hitting Meall a' Buachaille

We did actually meet someone on skis somewhere along here but she didn't seem to be having the easiest time of some of the bits of track!

Malky trying not to fall in

Meall a' Buachaille again (a safe distance from the edge!)

We stopped to enjoy a flask of tea and a break before coming out on the beach near the boat house.

There were several people camping here, despite the sign asking them not to

Looking across Loch Morlich towards the Northern Corries

Definitely sunbathing weather... :lol:

It was really good to get out and actually enjoy it - having done a lot of resting and focusing on my recovery over the last 3 months I am feeling tentatively hopeful that things may be slowly improving 8)

Evening light

Back at the Loch Morlich we watched a car spinning its wheels trying to get up the ramp and back to the road - fortunately they managed to escape before I volunteered Malky to help push :lol:

Looking across Loch Morlich

Of course, no visit to Aviemore would be complete without a visit to Miele's - however, instead of the standard ice-cream cone we discovered that they did hot waffles with ice-cream and chocolate sauce. Well, it would be rude not to 8)

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