Date/TimeDate(s) - 27/05/2018
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Walk DetailsPub Stop?: Yes O/S Map Sheet No.: 43 Grid Ref. Start: 063898 Grid Ref. Finish 063898 Walk (Miles): 16 Walk Hours: 8.5 Bus Time to Walk:2 hrs Bus Time from Walk: 2 hrs Departure time from walk: 6:30 p.m.
O.S.Map 43 (Braemar).
N.B. 8.00am start from Aberdeen.
This walk is advertised as a circular one, however, if the suggested walks below, are not to your liking, either in distance, or venue, – please indicate your intentions with your committee member in charge of the bus.
Sgor Mor (813m) and Sgor Dubh (741m). From the bus, head W’wards to almost reach “White Bridge”. Take the Lairig Ghru track NW’wards, passing “Chests of Dee” en route, to soon reach a burn at approx. (NGR 003 894). Do not cross this burn, but head NE’wards up the valley to eventually gain the summit of Sgor Mor. From this summit head E’wards, along the plateau to soon arrive at Sgor Dubh. Head SE’wards over the sometimes boggy plateau to arrive at Carn an ‘lc Duibhe (630m). From this top, descend SE’wards to re-join the Linn o’Dee/White Bridge incoming track and back to our bus. Distance approx. 11 miles.
Derry Cairngorm (1155m). Take the route to Derry Lodge, cross the new “temporary” bridge and continue NW’wards into the trees and climb on an ascending path to the summit of Carn Crom (890m). Continue N’wards to gain the summit of Derry Cairngorm. Return, by retracing your steps or heading down into Coire Etchachan and Glen Derry. Return to Linn o’ Dee via the wide Derry Lodge track.
Distance approx. 17 miles
Creag Bhalg (668m). Head E’wards along the metalled road and take the scenic path on the west side of the Lui Water (not marked on the map) past the salmon ladder and cateracts to eventually emerge on to the Derry Lodge track at approx. NGR 063 906. Continue N’wards on this wide track to Black Bridge. Cross the bridge and immediately head back SE’wards through Doire Bhraghad to a junction of tracks (NGR 081 902). This path ascends the hillside for about 750m (distance) before swinging sharp left (NGR 088 903) and continues to climb to a fence without a gate. Go onwards (for approx. 50m) and soon ascend, on an indistinct path, on your right, to gain the summit of Creag Bhalg. From the summit, retrace your steps to the incoming path (do not try and cut the corner or you will get wet feet) and go N’wards across the plateau to the forest which then descends on a path N’wards, (sometimes quite boggy) into Glen Quoich. Return into Glen Lui by the Clais Fearnaig ravine (SW’wards) and then onwards (S’wards) to our bus at the Linn o’ Dee carpark. Distance – 11 miles.
Bus departs at 6.30pm.
In the event of an emergency arising, the person in charge of the outing should be contacted, if possible, before the police are contacted.
Relevant telephone number for Grampian police is 0845 600 5700 or 999.
Committee member in charge today is Elaine McKenzie