Date(s) - 09/07/2017
7:00 am - 10:30 pm

Walk Details

Pub Stop?: Yes
O/S Map Sheet No.: 36 & 43
Grid Ref. Start: 063898
Grid Ref. Finish 917108
Walk (Miles): 19
Walk Hours: 10
Bus Time to Walk:2.5 hrs
Bus Time from Walk: 2.5 hrs
Departure time from walk: 7:30 p.m.

Walk Notes

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O.S. Maps 36 & 43 (Grantown/Aviemore & Braemar).

N.B. 7.00am start from Aberdeen.

The walk today is probably the most popular of all the through-routes in the Cairngorm National Park. Tork MacKenzie suggested this walk and your Committee included it in the 2017 Programme. Your Club last did this walk in August 2014. The walk is a through-one, so members who require a shorter, or different walk – please indicate your intentions with your committee member in charge of the bus.

Leave the bus at the Linn o’ Dee car park (NGR 063 898) and head NW’wards to reach Derry Lodge. Cross the “newish” Derry Burn footbridge, turn left and follow the path along Glen Luibeg. If the water is low, it is possible to cross the Luibeg Burn at NGR 015 939, otherwise, head upstream approx. 500m to the Luibeg Footbridge and make a safe crossing. Your route then eventually follows, a good path along the S side of Carn a’ Mhaim to enter Glen Dee on the east side of the River Dee opposite Corrour Bothy. Do not go to Corrour Bothy, but keep to the east side of the river and follow the Glen Dee path as it ascends to the Pools of Dee, at about 835m. You are now in the middle of the high Cairngorms situated between Ben Macdui (1309m) and Braeriach (1296m) – two of the highest mountains in Britain. Continue N’wards over the boulder field, then through the cleft of the Lairig Ghru proper and follow a well-defined path firstly on the west side, then on the east side of the Allt Druidh as it enters Rothiemurchus Forest. At a junction of paths (commonly known as “Picadilly”) in the forest (NGR 938 075), head left and soon cross the Cairngorm Footbridge over the Allt Druidh. Immediately, turn right (ignore a path on your left going to Loch an Eilean) and head N’wards on a good path all the way to Coylumbridge. Your bus will be conveniently parked near here. (NGR 917 108).

Walking distance approx. 19 miles

Bus departs (at least) at 7.30pm, but, if all walkers are back on the bus and all have agreed to go, the bus will leave then.

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 Frank Kelly


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