Date/TimeDate(s) - 07/06/2009
Walk DetailsPub Stop?: No O/S Map Sheet No.: 36 and 43 Grid Ref. Start: Grid Ref. Finish Walk (Miles): 14 Walk Hours: Bus Time to Walk: Bus Time from Walk: Departure time from walk:
Our popular venue today provides an opportunity to take in another hill or to revisit a favourite walk. The bus will be parked at the Linn of Dee car park (NGR 063.898) all day and there are numerous walks and climbs possible from there. A few of these are described below.
For safety reasons members are requested to indicate on the attendance sheet before leaving the bus where they intend going.
(1) Low level walk with little climbing : via Glen Lui to Derry Lodge thence via path on the west side of Glen Derry to footbridge at NGR 040.958 or just beyond, and return on Landrover track on the east side of the glen. Walking distance = 10 miles (5-6 hours)
(2) Low level walk with 300 ft of ascent : via Glen Lui to NGR 058.923. Climb hillside alongside burn and enter Clais Fhearnaig which leads through eastwards to Glen Quoich. Return on track down Quoich Water and then by road along the north side of the Dee Valley to the Linn. Walking distance =10 miles (6 hours)
(3) Beinn Bhreac (931 m, 3053 ft) and Meall an Lundain ( 777m, 2548 ft). These hills are on the east side of Glen Derry and can be reached from the Glen Derry track via Coire an Fhir Bhogha. Follow the ridge southwards to descend into Clais Fhearnaig and Glen Lui back to the Linn. Walking distance=12 miles +2060ft ascent (7 hrs)
(4) Beinn Mheadoin (1182m, 3876 ft) This hill lies to the north of Glen Derry and overlooks Loch Avon (NGR 024.017) It can be reached by following the Glen Derry path into Coire Etchachan, climbing up to Loch Etchachan and then climbing north-eastwards to reach the summit. Return is by the same route or alternatively descend eastwards off the ridge into the Lairig an Laoigh and return via Glen Derry