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Conachcraig circuit easily from Spittal of Glenmuick w. Kids

Corbetts: Conachcraig

Date walked: 21/05/2022

Time taken: 6.35 hours

Distance: 11.8km

Ascent: 527m

Hill no. 113 - Corbett no. 15:
Conachcraig circuit from Spittal of Glenmuick with Kids (9, 11 yo.)


Stats:
Total distance - 11.8 km
Total time - 6h21m
Walking time - 3h27m
Altitude gain - 470 m
Terrain:
6.5 km - good track
3.3 km - good path
1.0 km - pathless - a mix of grass and short heather, just a bit boggy in some places

The Corbett Conachcraig is a hill with three tops and the highest is southern.
We decided to climb the Corbett Conachcraig from Spittal of Glenmuick. It was an easy walk.


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We parked in the Parking Area for Loch Muick Trails. There is a charge of £5 per day. The car park was full already at 9:20 a.m.:
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Start of the walk. First we followed the Lochnagar route:
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We stopped at the Spittal of Glenmuick Visitor Centre.
Amazing maps, besides other things:
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Conachcraig in sight:
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Near Allt-na-giubhsaich:
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In the wood:
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Burn to cross:
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We followed the Lochnagar route to the big cairn (4.8 km). From here we continued along the good path.
Start of the path:
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The path:
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Looking back - Lochnagar:
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On the southern top. We had a lunch break in the shelter of the big rocks on the left :) :
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Summit (red arrow):
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Conni on the top - Lochnagar:
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Our way - 1. Northern top - Caisteal na Caillich, 2. eastern top:
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Conni on the northern top - Lochnagar:
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From the eastern top we headed down east towards Carn an Daimh. We followed a good (deer?) path all the way down to Carn an Daimh.
Paths:
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Loch Muick:
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Near Carn an Daimh we left the path and continued pathless straight down to the dyke and then to the track:
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The dyke is broken in many places:
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The track to Allt-na-giubhsaic and Spittal of Glenmuick:
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Back at Allt-na-giubhsaich (red arrows - our way up):
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Back at Spittal of Glenmuick:
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