Date(s) - 31/05/2015
8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Walk Details

Pub Stop?: Yes
O/S Map Sheet No.: 45
Grid Ref. Start: 649867
Grid Ref. Finish 649867
Walk (Miles): 16
Walk Hours: 8
Bus Time to Walk:1.5
Bus Time from Walk: 1.5
Departure time from walk: 1730

Walk Notes

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N.B. 8.00am start from Aberdeen.

The walk today takes us back into Lower Deeside to visit Glen Dye, one of the more popular glens in this area. Gilbert McCurdy suggested this walk and your Committee included it in its 2015 Programme. Members who require a shorter walk – please indicate your intentions with your committee member in charge of the bus.

The walk commences, and finishes, at the parking space (NGR 649 868) on the B974 – Strachan to Fettercairn (Cairn o’ Mount) road. From the bus, head SW’wards through the forest towards open ground near Glen Dye Lodge. Take this path and follow it S’wards without deviation for almost 2 miles. At this point (NGR 644 840), we enter Glen Dye proper, as the path veers W’wards along the north side of the Water of Dye for approx. 2 miles to arrive at Charr Bothy. From the bothy, continue W’wards to a split in the path (NGR 588 833). Go right here (NW’wards) as the path ascends along the east side of the Burn of Badymicks to gain flattish ground, around the 550m map contour, where we meet a T junction of tracks. Go left (W’wards) along this wide track and soon climb the heathery shoulder to the summit trig of Mount Battock (778m). Return from the summit to your approach track and head E’wards, passing Hill of Badymicks to eventually reach Hill of Edendocher (577m) and onwards to the trig point on Clachnaben (579m). If time permits, a climb to the top of the nearby tor of Clachnaben (589m) is a marvellous scramble. Descend from the tor on the newish path towards the trees above Miller’s Bog and follow this path E’wards to a T junction (NGR 642 861). Go left here (N’wards), past Glen Dye Lodge and upwards (NE’wards) through the forest to our start point, where our bus will be waiting.

Walking distance approx. 16 miles

Bus departs at 5.30pm.

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 David Garwood

Please note added shorter alternative

An alternative of about 10 miles is to take the path from Charr Bothy direct
to the top of Edendocher and then on to
Clachnaben with time to scramble up the rocks


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