Walks for Sunday 4th July 2004


( A WALK ) BEN MACDUI (strenuous)

OS Map Landranger 43

Distance 34 km 21 miles Ascent 900m time upwards of 12 hours walking

(transport shared CARS) fee shared petrol costs

This is a particularly strenuous walk taking upwards of 12 hours with some rough steep off path in places and possible snow patches where care must be taken but never the less a beautiful walk with variety of landscapes taking us into the remoteness of the Cairngorms. We begin walking from Linn of Dee car park to Derry lodge from here we head up glen Luibeg and aim off up the steep path onto Sron Riach. On reaching the boulder-covered summit of Sron Riach we then head for the bealach at the head of the tailor burn and then onto the summit of Ben Macdhui. Our descent from the summit is down the steep path skirting past coire sputan dearg and down to loch Etchacan.From the loch we take the steep path down to the Hutchison memorial hut (3 hours from the car park) and have another well deserved stop there. Our final route home is along the path to meet up with the Larig an loigh path back to Derry and then then the landrover track back from Derry to the car park.
If conditions are in any way unfavourable, walk co-ordinators may take the decision to do an alternative walk. It may also be necessary to limit numbers on this walk in the interests of safety.
Please note this walk can be very strenuous taking upwards of 12 hours including stops if you require more detailed information on this walk please contact numbers below.

Meet Linn of Dee car Park 7.45 am for 8 am start Return to Linn O Dee between 8 and 9pm depending on pace and conditions

( B walk )Craig Nan Gabhar (Hill of the Goats)

OS Map Landranger 43 154841

Distance 12 km ascent 250m

transport by BUS

We start this delightful walk with lovely views at Auchallater and walk up the landrover track to Loch Callater. We then climb sw up to Craig Nan Gabhar 834 m and continue north over Sron Nan Gabhar 750 m to Sron Dubh 584 m then descending east to join the landrover track back to Auchallater.This is not a particularly strenuous walk but is a hill walk and not a low level walk.

Transport by coach Meet Culter Village Hall 8:30am sharp Return 5pm
Fee Members 5 Non-Members 8 Children 2.50

Walkers must wear walking boots, warm and waterproof clothing, hat and gloves and take plenty food and liquids. THESE ARE ESSENTIAL. Be prepared for possible bad 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 and adhere to safety guidance.

Contact for co-ordinators Telephone 01224 735210 Mobile 0780 353 2158 or e-mail info@culterhillwalking.org.uk by Wednesday 30th June

Disclaimer: 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 leaders of walks for any mishap, which may occur, during a meet.

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