Sunday 4th August 2013

Sgor Mor and Sgor Dubh

Distance 16km Ascent 520m OS Map 43

From the Linn of Dee car park (NO063897) we follow the track to White Bridge. We continue beside the river past the cascades at the Chest of Dee, which is a pleasant spot for a break. Shortly afterwards we leave the path and ascend the hillside to the summit of Sgor Mor (NO006914). From the summit there are excellent views of the Cairngorms. We then follow the ridge to Sgor Dubh (NO033921). From there we descend off-path through heather to the gate in the deer fence at NO053901 and continue down to the track leading back to the Linn of Dee.

Note: Note: This walk has some sections over open moorland, off-path through heather, and a reasonable level of fitness is required.

Meet at Culter Village Hall at 8 am, return around 6 pm. Transport by shared cars (contribution to the drivers), 2 car park fee at the Linn of Dee (free for NTS members). Refreshments afterwards in Braemar at the Moorfield House Hotel or the Fife Arms. Contact Jackie and Andrew Tel. 01224 732944. Closing date Wednesday 31st July 2013.

Walkers must wear walking boots (gaiters also recommended), 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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