Date(s) - 20/08/2017
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Walk Details

Pub Stop?: Yes
O/S Map Sheet No.: 43
Grid Ref. Start: 188913
Grid Ref. Finish 188913
Walk (Miles): Various
Walk Hours: 9
Bus Time to Walk:2 hrs
Bus Time from Walk: 1.5 hrs
Departure time from walk: 7:00 p.m.

Walk Notes

O.S.Maps 36 & 43 (Grantown & Aviemore and Braemar.

N.B. 8.00am start from Aberdeen.

These are circular walks, so members requiring a shorter, or different walk, please discuss your intentions with the Committee member in charge today.

Craig Leek (635m). From the bus at the Keiloch car park (NGR 188 914), take the wide road NE‘wards towards Felagie, but at a split in the path (NGR 190 917), head NWwards on a good track which soon climbs through the forest towards Jimmy Bremner’s (late of AHWC) seat. Continue on this track as it winds downhill and soon heads N’wards to a path which eventually veers E’wards along the south side of Meall Gorm and climbs southerly to the summit of Craig Leek. Retrace your steps back to the incoming track. Head E’wards and soon SE’wards, on a good path (not marked on the map) to eventually gain the main track at approx. NGR 197 925. Turn right and head SW’wards, passing Felagie, back to the bus. A second bench has been given by AHWC to Invercauld Estate in memory of the late Willie Robb, who was a regular walker with the club, & it has recently been installed by them on the path to Craig Leek near Felagie. Walking Distance approx. 8 miles

 Culardoch (900m). From the bus, go NW’wards towards Invercauld House but, at approx. NGR 176 924 (signpost to Tomintoul), go N’wards for about 5.5 miles to the path which accesses the summit of Culardoch (900m). From this summit, head SE’wards into Glen Fearder to pick up the path going SW’wards. Follow this path downwards to a split (NGR 191 971). Go left (SE’wards) around the west side of Bhonic (633m), and then onwards to Auchtaven. Continue on this path towards the ruin at Ratlich, passing Balmore & Balnoe to join a main track at approx. NGR 214 936. Go SW’wards to Felagie and onwards to the bus at Keiloch. Walking distance approx. 16 miles.

Carn Liath (862m). From the bus, head NW’wards towards Alltdourie but at approx. NGR 161 932, a track goes off to the right. Take this path which contours the west side of Little Elrick and enters the valley of the Glas Allt Beag on the west side of Meikle Elrick (709m).This path eventually peters out, but take “a line of least resistance” to the summit of Carn Liath. Return by heading E’wards and joining a wide track which goes southwards into the Invercauld estate and our bus at Keiloch. Walking distance approx. 11 miles.

Bus leaves at 6.30pm.

In the event of an emergency, your Committee member in charge today should be contacted, if possible, before the police are contacted. Telephone number for Grampian Police is 0845 600 5700 or 999

Your Committee member in charge today is Janet Rickard


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