Glas Tulaichean (1051m)
SUNDAY 4th June 2006
Length: 16k ascent 700m approx os map 43
The intended route of this Munro begins at the Dalmunzie Hotel Spittal of Glenshee where we walk along the tarmac road up to the farm. We then pass through the gate and follow the disused railway track which traverses the lower hillside then cross the burn to reach the ruined lodge. At this point the landrover track continues steeply almost to the summit with a short easterly path to the trig point (another one for trig collectors out there !)
Our descent is not so steep, but off path along the crest of the SSE shoulder on heather slopes dropping steeply to cross the burn at a point around 061728. There is a bridge however which is of questionable safety and best avoided without a wetsuit! A short climb up the heather to a rough path takes us onto the landy track down to the ruined lodge from then on we return as before to the Hotel.
If however the weather is favourable and time permits it is possible to extend this route and descend into Glen Taitnach if this is preferable to everyone. Please note that there has been a considerable rise in the water level of some of the burns and some crossings will require care to be taken. Please bring gaiters if you have them.
Walkers must wear walking boots, carry 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 time of year.
Bus leaves Culter Village Hall 7.45am return by around 7.30pm
BUS FEE: £10 members, £12 guests
CONTACT this months walk coordinator Elsa Brown Text 0781 888 1310 or alternatively Peter Fraser on 01224 733707
or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than WED 31st May or this may result in cancellation of bus
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