Date/TimeDate(s) - 02/09/2012
Walk DetailsPub Stop?: No O/S Map Sheet No.: 44 Grid Ref. Start: Grid Ref. Finish Walk (Miles): 14 Walk Hours: 7 Bus Time to Walk: Bus Time from Walk: Departure time from walk:
The bus will be parked at the Spittal car park all day and there are various possibilities for walks from there. 5 walks are suggested below, however you may wish to do a different walk, please advise your Committee member in charge today of your intentions, For safety reasons, please indicate to the Club’s day organiser which route you will be taking.
- A low level walk round Loch Muick – walking distance 8 miles.
- An extension to (1) – from the west end of Loch Muick a path veers off westwards to climb up to the Dubh Loch with wonderful views of the crags to the Eagles Rock and Creag an Dubh-Loch, east and west respectively. Retrace your route to return to the bus – walking distance approx. 12 miles.
- Broad Cairn (998m). From the Capel Mounth turn-off path, keep right along the south side of the loch and then climb the zig-zag path above the Black Burn. Continue along this high route above Loch Muick to the stables (NGR 256 808). From here, follow the path about NW to the summit of Broad cairn. Return to the bus by your inwards route (Total distance approx.12 miles). However, it is possible, if time permits, to also take in Cairn Bannoch (1012m) to the northwest of Broad Cairn and then descend towards the west end of the Dubh Loch and return to the bus from there which will add an extra 3 miles to your journey – Walking distance (including Cairn Bannoch) approx. 15 miles.
- White Mounth (Carn a’ Choire Bhoidheach, 1110m). From the Glas Allt Shiel on the north side of Loch Muick, climb the path NW’wards, past the waterfall and onwards to the plateau. The route veers westwards towards “The Stuic” but at NGR 227 849 go S’wards to gain the 3 summits of the White Mounth at 1110m, 1051m and 1068m. Return to the inward path and descend back to Glas Allt Shiel and onwards to the bus at Spittal of Glenmuick.
Walking distance approx. 15 miles.
Lochnagar (1155m). Follow the signposted path at Allt na Guibhsaich uphill towards Clais Rathadan, past Fox’s Well Memorial, then up the new “Ladder” path to the plateau. Go round the rim of the North East corrie past Cac Carn Mor and to the summit of Cac Carn Beag (1155m) Your return may be made either by retracing the inwards route or by descending into the valley of the Glas Allt burn to Glas Allt Shiel and then NE’wards along the north side of Loch Muick to the Spittal car park