Carn Ait circuit

SUNDAY 2nd April 2006

O.S. Sheet 43

Distance: 16 km (10 miles)

Ascent: 700 m

Let's hope that Spring is here for April and we can shake off the memory of snowy March. Starting from the Spittal of Glenshee (Grid Ref 110699), the route crosses the A93 and then onto a track heading eastwards to Tomb. Tomb marks the spot where the warrior Diarmid was buried in the 6th century, having been mortally wounded by the poisonous spines of a wild boar. Legend has it that the four stones on the mound create the shape of a spearhead, which points to where the boar died. We continue along the track for a while before setting off across country to the summit of Carn an Daimh. Heading NNE, we keep to the high ground to reach the top of Carn Ait (864 m) (Grid Ref 142732). The route then drops down southeastwards and we follow the fence posts over Mallrenheskein up to the lump of Black Hill. (This section can be boggy.) From Black Hill we descend southwestwards, picking up a good track, and continue down to Westerton of Runavey, where we join part of the Cateran way to return to our starting point. This is a varied route, crossing hill, moor and farmland and with luck we'll be rewarded with wonderful views in all directions.

Walkers must wear walking boots, carry warm and waterproof clothing, hat and gloves and take plenty food and liquids. THESE ARE ESSENTIAL. Be prepared for possible wintry icy conditions on the top whatever the forecast.

Transport by bus.
Meet Culter Village Hall 8.00am return approx 6.30pm
Bus Fee: 10 non-members 12

Contact info@culterhillwalking.org.uk NO LATER THAN WED 29th March

Culter hillwalking club has no members who are qualified leaders or instructors. Therefore anyone volunteering to assist the club on a meet cannot be held responsible for other members' welfare. Members must be aware they are solely responsible for themselves at all times


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