Creag an Dubh Loch and Broad Cairn, Glenmuick

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Whilst the nearby cliffs of Lochnagar are famed and celebrated, the magnificent beetling black precipice of Creag an Dubh-loch is much less known. This fine hillwalk visits this great crag and its lonely loch before ascending Broad Cairn to make a higher level return above Loch Muick. A second Munro, Cairn Bannoch, could easily be added to the route.

Terrain

Good approach path to Dubh Loch, then rougher and boggier ground. Boulderfield after Broad Cairn, then track for return.

Public Transport

None to start.

Start

Car park at Spittal of Glen Muick. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Deer Stalking information

North of ridge: Balmoral. South of ridge: Bachnagairn (Balmoral). Stalking between mid-Aug and 20 Oct. No stalking on Sundays. Recorded phone message: 01339 755532. The circuit of the five Munros above Loch Muick is always OK as long as you don't come down early, either across the White Mounth or into the Dubh Loch area. The low level Loch Muick circuit is also always OK. Please e-mail glyn.jones@balmoralcastle.com at least a couple of days in advance or phone 01339742556 if further information is needed.

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