Date(s) - 02/06/2024
8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Walk Details

Pub Stop?: If Time Permits
O/S Map Sheet No.: 43
Grid Ref. Start: 141 779
Grid Ref. Finish 109 699
Walk (Miles): 10
Walk Hours: 5.5
Bus Time to Walk:2.5 hrs
Bus Time from Walk: 2.5 hrs
Departure time from walk: 4:00 pm

Walk Notes

Bus departs Aberdeen at 08.00am

O.S. Map 43


Walk 1 – West Side: 3 Munros Possible – Carn Aosda; The Cairnwell & Carn a’ Gheoidh

For the west side walk from the ski centre NGR  138781 head for the track which ascends the Corrie to the col between Carn Aosda and The  Cairnwell. Anyone wishing to climb both these Munros would have to be very fit walkers to complete the walk in time for the bus departure time. At a ski hut near Loch Vrotachan turn South for 800  metres before turning west skirting round the top of a corrie to reach Carn nan Sac, Continue westward to reach the 3rd Munro – Carn a` Gheoid (975m). From here turn S`wards to pick up a good track over Carn Mor gradually descending past Creagan Bheithe to reach the A93 and walk 1.5 Km on the verge to reach the side road at the Spittal of Glenshee where the bus will be parked.

Distance approx. 8 miles/12.8km Assent approx.1200ft/366m – if only doing the last Munro. (Note: If climbing all 3 Munros Total ascent is 664 metres, distance is 17.1 Km & time for walk 5.5  hrs, about an extra 1.5 hrs)

Total distance: 13004 m
Max elevation: 970 m
Min elevation: 336 m
Download file: Cairnwell-to-spital-of-Glenshee-West.gpx

Walk 2 – East Side: 2 Munros – Glas Maol & Creag Leacach

For the east side leave the bus at NGR 141775 at the south carpark of the ski centre, from here follow the track uphill to the foot of a ski tow NGR 149775 then continue eastward to Meall Odhar and follow the path s`eastwards to the summit of Glas Maol. Take the path s`westwards picking up a Drystone wall to go over the ridge of Creag Leacach undulating over Carn Ait, Carn aig Mhala and Carn Chomh-Stri where you turn west and start descending, on the way down picking up a stream keeping it to your left to eventually reach a vehicle track. Continue along track till reaching Tomb and turn right for about 1.5 Km to reach the A93 and Spittal of Glenshee.

Distance approx. 8.5 miles/13.7km Assent approx.1500ft/ 457m

Total distance: 13811 m
Max elevation: 1068 m
Min elevation: 335 m
Download file: Cairnwell-to-spital-of-Glenshee-East-.gpx

Walk 3

For those seeking an easier walk stay with the bus till you reach the Spittal of Glenshee. Take the road on the south side of Shee Water n`westward to Dalmunzie House (Hotel) passing this to reach Glenlochsie Farm where you pick up the old bed of a dismantled railway going as far as Glenlochsie lodge (NGR 062727).

Distance approx. 7.5 miles/12km Assent approx.600ft/ 183m

Total distance: 11971 m
Max elevation: 503 m
Min elevation: 335 m
Download file: Spittal-of-Glenshee-to-Glenlochsie-lodge.gpx


Bus departs 4.00 for Aberdeen at 6.30pm


The above notes are for guidance only and are intended as an aid to be used along with a map and compass and/or a GPS device with OS maps.

In the event of an emergency arising, the person in charge today should be notified, if possible, before the emergency services are contacted on 999.

Committee member in charge of today’s walk is Hamish Clunas Mobile No. 07745789726