White Mounth Munros, Glen Muick

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A long hillwalk taking in the five Munros on the extensive White Mounth plateau. Lochnagar is by far the finest of the summits, but in good weather this is all a hugely enjoyable round with a great feeling of space.

Terrain

A long and exposed mountain route; in good conditions the stony tundra-like terrain makes for easy going. Steep boulderfield on the ascent of Lochnagar.

Public Transport

Bus from Ballater (Jul-Sep only).

Start

Car park at Spittal of Glen Muick. Map and directions.

Deer Stalking information

Balmoral. Stalking between late Aug and 20 Oct. No stalking on Sundays. Recorded phone message: 01339 755532.
Access to Lochnagar by the main path from Glen Muick or the Glas Allt path from Glas-allt-Shiel is always OK. The circuit of the five Munros above Loch Muick is also always OK, as long as you don't come down early either across the White Mounth or into the Dubh Loch area. The path to Lochnagar from the north through the Ballochbuie is also always OK - when stalking is taking place in this area walkers are asked to keep to the paths as the area around Sandy Lochan and Coire nan Eun is very important for stalking. The low level Loch Muick circuit is always OK. If further information is needed, please e-mail glyn.jones@balmoralcastle.com at least a couple of days in advance or phone 01339 742556.

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