Sunday 3rd June 2007

Ben Vuirich 903m

Length 23.5km, 15 miles Ascent approx 821m OS sheet 43
Approx time of walking including stops allowing 8 hours

This Corbett (almost munro height!) lies NE of the A9 north, near Blair Atholl starting at 907672 at the car park at Loch Moraig on Landover track to 939682. Then on good path before we ascend the open hill at approx 980707 passing below the Ben a Ghlo massif and looking across to the Drumochter hills to the west of the A9 north. We descend from the summit 997700 on open hill through peat bog until we pick up a Landover track 970683 to the shieling and then retracing our track back to the start point

This is a long day out however an excellent opportunity to explore the Perthshire hills it is our intention to grab a bite to eat in Pitlochry or Blair Atholl if we have time before our later than normal return.

There will be some long stretches crossing peat bog and also a water crossing if safe, so please bring gaiters and spare socks walking poles if you have them plus the usual hat, gloves waterproofs etc and plenty food ! If the weather is inclement and watershed high then the suggested route will be changed accordingly

Meet at Culter Village Hall 6.55am to leave at 7am sharp (we need our journey time to avoid late start)
Return approx 9pm
(depending on speed of group or when we stop for pubgrub)

Bus Fee: 10 Non-members 12 plus money for chips / pub grub
Due to the length of day we cannot order a coach so minibus will be used plus any volunteer drivers for extra walkers so please be prompt to ensure a place on the 16 seat minibus
Contact 01224 735210 or text 0781888 1310 ASAP for bus seat

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