Sunday 3rd June 2012

Beinn Bhreac (931m) & Beinn a’Chaorainn (1082m)

Distance 28 kms. Ascent 790 metres OS map 36/44

Total Time: Approx. 10-11 hrs walk

This is a long and 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. 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 to Derry Lodge and 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. There may be a difficult burn crossing if in spate. Note: This walk requires a high level of fitness

Meet at Culter Village Hall at 6.30 am and return around 8-9 pm

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

Contact Catherine Tel: 01224-733710.

Closing date 30th May 2012.

B Walk

Coastal walk: Cruden Bay to Long Haven via Slaines Castle, Bullers of Buchan and, with luck, some puffins. Distance: 6 miles return. (Please take your bus pass, if you have one, in case the walking group decide to take the bus back to Cruden Bay)

Meet at 08:30 am outside Lloyds TSB Bank, Peterculter, on Sunday 3rd June; returning to Peterculter by 4 pm.

If you would like to join the walk, please phone Brenda on 01224-733761 by Thursday 31st May. Please let Brenda know also if you are willing to drive.

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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