Date/TimeDate(s) - 14/09/2008
Walk DetailsPub Stop?: No O/S Map Sheet No.: 44 Grid Ref. Start: Grid Ref. Finish Walk (Miles): 12 Walk Hours: Bus Time to Walk: Bus Time from Walk: Departure time from walk:
The walks today are on the hills to the south of Loch lee at the head of Glen Esk. Three circular walks are described below but others are possible. Please indicate on the attendance sheet for safety reasons which route you propose to follow.
The bus will be parked all day at Invermark Car Park (NGR.447.804)
1) Muckle Cairn & Cairn Lick :- Take the road westwards from the car park past Invermark Castle and the church and continue along the north shore of Loch Lee to the west end of the loch. Cross the bridge just before Glen Lee Farm and take the track past Inchgrundle which climbs south westwards up the Shank of Inchgrundle to reach the summit of Cairn Lick (680m., 2230ft.). From the summit head south southeastwards to Wester Skuiley before turning south westwards over East Cairn to reach the summit of Meikle Cairn (826m., 2709ft.). from the summit retrace your route via East Cairn and Wester Skuiley before heading northwards over Skuiley, descending into the corrie to rejoin the track to Inchgrundle and the road back along Loch Lee to Invermark.
Walking distance = 12 miles
2) Falls of Damff :- From the west end of Loch lee continue on the road up Glen Lee to NGR.395.804 where a track branches off to the left, crosses the Water of Lee and heads westwards up the Water of Unich, passing the Falls of Unich before reaching the Falls of Damff at NGR.385.791. Just beyond there cross the Water of Unich and pick up a path which climbs westwards over Cairn Lick (680m.,2230ft.) before descending on the track down the Shank of Inchgrundle to Inchgrundle and returning by the road on the north shore of Loch lee to Invermark..
Walking distance = 11 miles
3) Glen Effock :- From the west end of Loch lee take the track across to Inchgrundle and continue on a path up the burn which climbs southeastwards up Burnt Hill (663m.,2174ft.) before heading eastwatds over Cairn Caidloch (647m.,2122ft.). From the latter summit descend eastwards by a path into Glen Effock to join the Glen path about half a mile west of Gleneffock Farm (NGR.455.788). From the road at the mouth of the glen there are two alternative routes back to Invermark. Either cross the bridge over the River North Esk and follow the road westwards up the glen for about a mile or take the track on the south bank of the river back to Invermark.