Date(s) - 01/10/2017
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walk Details

Pub Stop?: Yes
O/S Map Sheet No.: 37
Grid Ref. Start: 261086
Grid Ref. Finish 294009
Walk (Miles): 10
Walk Hours: 5
Bus Time to Walk:2.5 hrs
Bus Time from Walk: 2 hrs
Departure time from walk: 3:30 p.m.

Walk Notes

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O.S Maps 37 (Strathdon).

N.B. 8.00am start from Aberdeen.

The walk today, takes your Club back into the Strathdon area to walk a low range of hills between Corgarff and Glen Gairn. Graham Sangster suggested this walk and your Committee included it in the 2017 Programme. This walk is a through-one, so members who require a shorter, or alternative, walk, please indicate your intentions with your committee member in charge of the bus.

Our walk starts just beyond Corgarff (NGR 261 086) where we follow part of the old military road which was built from Crathie to Tomintoul in the 18th Century. Head SE’wards along the south side of the River Don, passing Ordgarff and Dellachuper. Just past the Delavine Burn, head S’wards on a good wide track, (ignore a path going N’wards towards Delavine) and climb to the summit of Carn Leac Saighaeir (699m). From this top, walk SW’wards to Camock Hill (692m) and descend over Tom a’ Chata into the valley of Allt Coire nam Freumh. Here we pick up a path round the west shoulder of Fox Cairn to descend into the valley of the River Gairn near Tullochmacarrick. Here, we take the path on the north side of the River Gairn and follow it eastwards to come out on the A939 road at the road bridge near Gairnshiel Lodge. Our bus will be parked in the vicinity of the lodge (NGR 294 009).

Walking distance approx. 10 miles

Bus departs from Gairnshiel at 3.30pm.

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 Gilbert McCurdy


Online bookings are closed for this event. Please contact Gilbert to find out if there are spaces available.