Date/TimeDate(s) - 17/08/2008
Walk DetailsPub Stop?: No O/S Map Sheet No.: 36 and 43 Grid Ref. Start: Grid Ref. Finish Walk (Miles): 19 Walk Hours: Bus Time to Walk: Bus Time from Walk: Departure time from walk:
The walk today is on the right of way track through the Cairngorm mountains.
Starting at the Linn of Dee car park (NGR 063.898) take the path which leaves the car park and heads northwards through the trees to come out on the estate road in Glen Lui. Follow the road up Glen Lui and cross the bridge over the Lui Water to the east bank. Continue on the road up Glen Lui towards Derry Lodge. When the trees are reached before the lodge take the left branch which crosses the Lui and leads to another bridge over the Luibeg Burn near Luibeg Cottage. This is crossed and the track to the left is then followed to cross another footbridge below Carn A’Mhaim and drops down into Glen Dee opposite Corrour Bothy.
From there the Lairig Ghru track is followed northwards through the pass between Ben Macdui and Braeriach to reach the Pools of Dee just before the highest point of the walk (835m,2738 ft) at the county boundary between Aberdeenshire and Inverness-shire. The track then descends northwards following the Allt Druidh into Rothiemurchus forest. At a t-junction on the track about a mile into the forest, the left hand branch is taken which leads in a short distance to the Cairngorm Club footbridge over the Allt Druidh. After crossing the bridge take the track to the right which follows the Allt Druidh through an extension of the forest and eventually reaches the road between Inverdruie and Coylum Bridge. The bus will be parked in the car park at the other side of the bridge (NGR 917.108)