Sunday 1st April 2012

Burnt Hill and Cairn Caidloch

Distance 14 kms. Ascent 450 metres OS map 44

Burnt Hilll lies south of Loch Lee at the far end of Glen Esk and the walk goes over open hill country with a steep climb up a narrow glen at the far end of Loch Lee. There are excellent views across the Angus Glens from the top.

The walk starts at the car park (448804) going west for 3.5 km on a good track along the north side of Loch Lee to the bridge across the Water of Lee (412796). We cross the bridge and take the track past Inchgrundle then climb up the Shank of Inchgrundle for 500 m (408788). The track bears S as it climbs steeply for 500m, crossing the burn then heads N above crags before curving to ascend the ridge onto Burnt Hill (418780). The track then follows the ridge via a saddle (424778) before climbing onto Cairn Caidloch (431784). The track continues E down the flank to Glen Effrock (450784), through the farm then along the access road towards the water treatment station and across the metal bridge (453797). We return along the tarmac road for approx. 1 km to the car park.

Total Time: Approx. 5 hrs

Note: This walk requires a reasonable level of fitness and there is no low level alternative

Meet at Culter Village Hall at 8:30 am and return around 5.30 pm

Transport by cars and refreshments afterwards at the Panmure Arms Hotel, Edzell.

Contact Geoff Weighill Tel: 01224-869115.

Closing date 28th March, 2012.

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

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 Hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury and death. Those participating in these activities should be aware of the risks and accept the responsibility for their own actions and involvement. No responsibility can be accepted by Culter Hillwalking club committee, members, guests or co-ordinators of walks for any mishap, which may occur, during a meet. Dog owners must ensure that their dogs are on a short lead at all times.

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