SUNDAY 12TH JUNE 2005

STRENUOUS WALK: BEINN A'CHAORAINN (1082M)

Length: 28km
Ascent: 950m
Duration: approx 10-12 hrs
OS Landranger 36 Grantown

This is a high circuit lying between the main Cairngorm group and Beinn a'Bhuird. Starting from Linn of Dee, we head easily past Derry Lodge and up the Lairig an Laoigh to its high point, where we turn uphill to climb the initially heathery then stony slopes of Beinn a'Chaorainn. From here, there are close-up views of Derry Cairngorm's crags and corries, plus the further span of Cairngorm hills round to Bynack More. The route then heads south over the Moine Bhealaidh (the yellow moss), a high plateau rich in birds and boglife, that leads us to the stony slopes of Beinn Bhreac (931m). From here we descend then reascend Meall an Lundain before dropping down first to the Clais Fhearnaig, then the track back to Linn of Dee. Though the ground is not difficult, there are no paths once we leave the Lairig, and if the weather is poor, we may have to retrace our steps back down the Lairig an Laoigh rather than stay high.

Transport by car. Meet Linn of Dee carpark 8am.
Walk fee: Members 10, guests 12.

Contact: info@culterhillwalking.org.uk Please tell us if you are willing to drive or require a lift.

LESS STRENUOUS: GLEN TANAR - A NOBLE PROMENADE

Length: to be announced
Ascent: to be announced
Duration: to be announced
OS Landranger 44 Ballater

This walk will start and finish at the Glen Tanar visitor centre car park (NO 480966). Further details will depend somewhat on the weather and the mood of the participants. Glen Tanar provides a wealth of opportunities, from a meander through the woods and up onto Baudy Meg (488m) to a more energetic excursion up the most easterly munro - Mount Keen (939 m), and many other possibilities besides.

Transport by bus. Meet Culter Village Hall 8.30am return approx 6.00pm
Walk fee: Members 10, guests 12
Contact: email info@culterhillwalking.org.uk

For both walks: 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 wintry conditions on the top whatever the forecast. There is much heather & some bog, so gaiters are recommended.

NEXT MIDWEEK WALK: 27th JUNE WOLF CRAIG, GLEN ESK

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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