Sunday 1st July 2012

Cairn Bannock (1012m)
& Broad Cairn (998m)

Distance 23 kms. Ascent 710 metres. OS map 44

Total Time: Approx. 8 hrs walk

This is an unusual walk up the glacial valley that cuts into the eastern part of the Mounth plateau, to the south of Lochnagar. From the car park at Glen Muick (309851), we will take the track to the north of Loch Muick and continue to the Glas-allt-Shiel. From here we ascend up the glen of the Allt an Dubh-Loch and climb steadily to the Dubh Loch. The path peters out at this point but we will continue upstream, over several tributaries and boggy ground and cross the Allt an Dubh-Loch. Once on the south side, we will follow burn between Creag an Dubh-Loch and Cairn Bannock.

From Cairn Bannock the path is well marked, across the high plateau, to Cairn of Gowal (991m) and then on to Broad Cairn, which is an easy climb from this direction. The return journey will take us along the high-level track above Loch Muick and down steep zigzags to the bridge over the Black Burn.

Note: This walk requires reasonable stamina and mobility.

Meet at Culter Village Hall at 7.30 am and return around 6.30 pm

Transport by cars, please let organiser know if you are willing to drive

Contact Barry Hood on 01224-732558.

Closing date 27th June 2012.

B Walk

We start at Loch Muick car park and walk along the North Western side of the Loch. When we reach the opposite shore, having walked round the head of the Loch, we will go up the streak of lightning. We then follow the track along to the pony track where we descend and follow the main Loch Muick trail back to the car park.

Meet at Culter at 8.30am. Please could you let Della know if you wish to come on 01330 820376. Return by 5.30, having stopped on the way for some light refreshment.

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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