There is also a number of fabulous walks in the Loch Muick area, including a circuit of the lake and trails up onto the high plateaux around it. Corbetts: Conachcraig. Carn an t-Sagairt Mor – 1047m. Leave Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach's summit aiming westwards. After a little break at the digger, we carried on, descending the contour path down to Loch Muick. Laura and Steph – aka the Adventure Quines – atop Cairn Bannoch, Munro number 4 of 5 on the day. My first ascent of Lochnagar was back in 1982 with my school hillwalking Club. Keep going! Cac Carn Beag the highest summit lies to the NW, Cuidhe Crom (1083m) to the SE and Meikle Pap (980m) to the NE (giving the classic view of the cliffs). We were all just a little bit soggy. We quickly put the tent up and got in out of the rain, changed out of our wet clothes in to our dry clothes before eventually cooking out of the tent door. A tip of ours for wildcamping is to pack a kids magazine to keep little ones busy while you’re having to do the inevitable stuff around camp, like cook dinner, fetch water etc. ... Five munro’s and a corbett in one day is a big milestone for me. The walk back to the bikes was midge hell and we were glad to see the bikes come in to sight and we were able to whizz away from the beasties. Fortunately it was much quicker taking them off and setting them up whilst Stacey helped our son get ready. Other routes and challenges. So its halfway in Munro numbers, at 28km its halway in distance but the important point is I have ascended 3000 vertical meters and there is only 1800 or so meters to ascend. Rating: 2.5/5 (86 votes cast) Detailed route description and map. The Munros surrounding Loch Muick make for a fabulous circular day's hike. Overall, this was quite tough, given the extra rain that was not forecast. Beyond the boulderfield and now on an obvious track, head down to a pony shed. Elevation - 3'789ft Location - Glen Muick Category - Munro Continuation of Conachcraig Heading up lochnagar the snow was at reach. The highest peak in this circuit of five Munros is Cac Carn Beag on Lochnagar, which looks down over massive cliffs into dark coires below. Up some steep bouldery ground for a bit, then continue over fairly flat ground to the large cairn on Cac Carn Mor, Around 1km further on, you'll come to a junction, Above the waterfalls, simply follow the path as it gently climbs up to the large cairn on Cac Carn Mor, From Lochnagar's summit, return towards the large cairn on Cac Carn Mor, Keeping to the path heading south-west, descend to a wide, grass-covered (and sometimes wet) bealach. The walk up Glas Allt was steep but easy and we made quick progress to the top. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, and nature trips. We love to add a wildcamp with our family munrobagging trips, as for us this means we can cover longer distances on a single trip to the mountains. At the summit a toposcope shows direction lines to literally dozens of landmarks that are, or ought to be, visible from this summit. Very glad we did it though and I think the combination of bike and hike made this possible for us over the two days. Beyond Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, there's very little ascent left ! Glas Maol Munros Circuit is a 12.1 mile loop trail located near Spittal of Glenshee, Perth and Kinross, Scotland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. On our way to the third summit of the day, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, we dumped our bags when we realised we would have to back-track the same route. A couple months ago (at the start of September) I bagged my first munro! Cairn Bannoch – 1012m. Distance: 30 km. Route info: The Lochnagar Circuit. Its summit features a trig pillar and a large shelter. The other summits are less characterful, but many discoveries are made when roaming over them, including wildlife, waterfalls and plane-wreckage. Remember to pack a pen too so they can do the puzzles and some colouring in it. Our son re-named this walk Frognagar because of all the frogs we saw, one jumping really close to his face as he was taking a closer look, startling him and making him fall over in giggles! In summer the car-parks can be full. Meet up with the track again, cross a burn. Carn a’ Choire Bhoidheach – 1110m. From the col we climbed steeply up to reach the east end of the Lochnagar range where we followed the escarpment line of the cliffs to firstly reach Cac Cairn Mor (1150m) and then shortly after Cac Cairn Beag, the Munro summit at 1155m or 3,789ft. Posted on October 18, 2017 October 19, 2017 by an outdoors family. The path starts to climb uphill and heads towards steep ground dropping off to the right (north), A very faint path forms and can be traced to aim directly to the small cairn on Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach. 3. We’ve met them a few times out and about on the hills there, a real friendly bunch of folk! An alternative would be to retrace steps west from Broad Cairn's summit and look left for faint path heading south - this then turns eastwards and by-passes most of the boulderfield and joins up with the path coming through it. Times. Introduction. The first cairn near the top of the first munro is not the actual summit! Both of these options meet around half way along Loch Muick's southern shore. Great views all around of summits we have climbed together. All around we could see the snow on all the mountains and it was absolutely stunning. We had originally planned this to be the extent of our day, bailing out down by the Dubh Loch or by a return round by Lochnagar and the Glas Allt path down by the waterfalls to Loch Muick. Lochnagar (Cac Carn Beag) - 1155m. Remember the usual gear for mountain walking (map, compass, waterproofs, food etc). It is safe to say I chose an absolutely stunning munro to hike for my first one! The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. Keith made a few notes about the Lochnagar circuit, one of the biggest munro walks from the summer. We took two days to do it, so why not grab yourself a cuppa, probably a biscuit or two, (it’s quite a long read) get comfy and give it a read…. You'll need to pay (£3 at time of last visit) - the money collected goes towards pathwork via the Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust. by an outdoors family Keith made a few notes about the Lochnagar circuit, one of the biggest munro walks from the summer. We always pack our full waterproofs so there wasn’t any need for us to change plans. We were very relieved to see the saddle we’d eyed on the map as suitable for camping and let our son pick the spot to put the tent. Terrain: Mixed terrain ranging from excellent paths to extremely boggy between munros 2 and 3 on the circuit. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. The bealach between Carn an t-Sagairt Mor and Cairn Bannoch is approached where terrain is more gentle and grass covered. It works out at about 25 - 30km for the full circuit from Broad Cairn round to Lochnagar (starting and finishing at the car park). Or the whole family joining him for the annual Burns Supper with The Cairngorm Club. So the plan was to shorten the route by cycling in to the Glas Allt bothy and walking up past the waterfall behind. The high Lochnagar ridge has superb views of the Cairngorms and the moorlands of the Balmoral estate. Glen Doll and Lochnagar is a 28.6 mile loop trail located near Folda, Angus, Scotland that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The Munro, Lochnagar from Invercauld Bridge, was today’s walk conducted in glorious blue sky conditions. Once on Lochnagar's crest, the bouldery ground briefly fades into grassy terrain and the route ahead on the path is obvious. Since then I have ascended Lochnagar on numerous occasions. After dropping down grassy slopes with occasional boulders, the gradient begins to ease and a path following a burn heading south-west is met. We scrambled up this to the downwind side and some shelter from the wind. Covering that distance in that amount of time meant that going by bike on the easier terrain was a really good option! Weather. Length 10.6 miElevation gain 2112 ftRoute type Loop. Headed up to Glen Muick on Sunday with Simon Jenkins and decided to run a circuit of all the munros in the area. It was pretty busy but we stopped on the beack for lunch and to throw some stones in to the water. Would love your thoughts, please comment. I was soaked through, but happy to get to the first Munro summit of the day. Download its GPS track and follow the route on a map. Our son didn’t want to go tot sleep that night either, but eventually did so, snuggling in to me and falling asleep pretty much touching nose to nose. Flickr photos, groups, and tags related to the "mounth" Flickr tag. We didn’t linger as the shelter was great for midges! My dad's having radiotherapy to trea, I can't tell you how much I needed this yesterday, Happiness is.... finding a muddy swamp on a rainy, A throwback to what feels a lifetime ago on our la, Loved the autumn colours on a walk at Killiecranki, Mountain views, distant storms and autumn colours, Stretching our legs on a walk straight from the ca, The Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail, Feshiebridge, Trespass: Review of the seawater lightweight jacket, The Outdoors Fix – a chat about our family adventures, Why we chose to spend our shared parental leave in New Zealand. I internally named it the little knobble. Things to remember: Change for the carpark at Glen Muick. A steep track drops, beside beautiful waterfalls, back down to the shore of Lock Muick. What our 5yo really thinks of our family adventures, "Children still need a childhood with dirt, mud, p, Family As I approached the rocky summit of Lochnagar, it was just a rain-lashed blur. We were on it and it was slippy. With the walking being predominantly on grassy terrain and little re-ascent between the summits, this route also makes for a fine introduction to multi-Munro bagging. The weather was forecast to be dry but it pays to always be prepared for anything on the mountains. We packed everything away soggy and got underway, glad for the shorter day today. We had originally planned this to be the extent of our day, bailing out down by the Dubh Loch or by a return round by Lochnagar and the Glas Allt path down by the waterfalls to Loch Muick. Broad Cairn, our 5th and final Munro of the day. After a very quick lunch and a summit man leg pose picture we set off again, chatting to two women on their way to the summit. Lochnagar is by far the finest of the summits, but in good weather this is all a hugely … This walk can take 9-11 hours depending on the … The Route . Further on, the path veers off left - for views I'd recommend sticking to a fainter path on the edge of the coire - it heads up more directly and looks into the coire below. 1st day: We know our son hates big paths (it really bores him!) We descended over the tiresome boulders and made our way down, spurred on by the sight of an orange digger! A quick ascent – I was very keen, who wouldn’t be on their first solo Munro. Keith made a few notes about the Lochnagar circuit, one of the biggest munro walks from the summer. Meet at the Spittal of Glen Muick visitor car park, 9am. We took two days to do it, so why not grab yourself a cuppa, probably a biscuit or two, (it’s quite a long read) get comfy and give it a read…. A long hillwalk taking in the five Munros on the extensive White Mounth plateau. I completed the White Mounth Munros circuit in bust boots, started from Ballater and walked 8 miles out to Glen Muick. The next two Munro summits - Carn a’ Choire Bhoidheach and Carn an t-Saigart Mor - are easily won in decent visibility, nothing more than a stroll with gentle rises to rounded tops. We set off on the ride, enjoying the speed and fast progress. Category – Munro. From the car-park, head over the bridge, past the ranger's hut to a junction in the tracks, Leave the track, then on a marked path, head around the houses and into some woodland. Ascent: 1350m. The rain didn’t stop all night and was still raining in the morning. Time taken = 7 hours 57 mins. so this would have been unbearable for him and we probably would have had to nag him a bit. Glas Maol is a 1,068m Munro mountain in the Scottish Highlands. I did not have crampons for the ice but I had my ice grips. We waterproofed up and set off briskly to Cac Carn Beag and the summit of Lochnagar. The path becomes more obvious as it loses height. This was a real effort of a walk, a very long day, and it also included another Munro, Carn a’ Choir Bhoidheach. It's the highest of the six Munros that sit in this natural circuit, east of the Glenshee Ski Centre. Truly breathtaking. Two feet of soft snow all the way round above above 750 metres, rain for first two hours and slight snow then clag. From Glen Muick I wandered 2 miles along Loch Muick to a bothy where I had lunch before starting the big ascent by the waterfall to bag Lochnagar, Carn a' Choire Bhoidheach, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, Cairn Bannoch and Broad Cairn. We’ve done it plenty of times on day walks but didn’t want to worry anyone on an overnighter, so we emailed the Braemar Mountain Rescue Team just to see what they’d suggest. Length 12.1 mi Elevation gain 3,435 ft Route type Loop In mist, these posts can be used as a guide to get up Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, but otherwise just head directly uphill over wet and heathery ground towards Carn an t-Sagairt Mor's summit, On the way, you might encounter some scattered plane wreckage, including a large section of wing. 2. Munros: Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch, Carn a’Choire Bhoidheach, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, Lochnagar. They were ok with us just letting them know so there was no need for us to do anything different. Queen Victoria climbed this mountain on 22 September, 1849, on horseback. Lochnagar and neighbours. Heading up lochnagar the snow was at reach. We chugged in to the woodland after about 20 minutes and locked the bikes up. No sliding for… The little knobble – the top is a small peak of easily scrambable rocks. Today's group met at the car-park by Spittal of Glen Muick and sorted gear. The White Mounth Munros circuit. 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