Sunday 1st June 2014

A – Cairntoul & Angel’s Peak

Distance 32 kms. Ascent 1550 metres OS Map 43

A Walk - The walk will start at the NTS car par (membership card for free parking) at Linn of Dee and follow the usual land rover track to Derry Lodge and onward by a well established path, crossing the Luibeg Burn by fording or by bridge (an extra 1km) onward at low level to the Lairig Ghru and over the bridge to Corrour Bothie (approx 600m altitude). From the bothie, the ascent begins up the steep path of Coire Odhar to the bealach at about 900m just north and west of Devils Point. Our route turns right, then gradually ascends a further 300m to the Cairngorm plateau at the unnamed top of 1213m above craggy Coire an t-Saighdeir. Skirting the corries, we descend and re-ascend approx 150m and deviate briefly to conquer Cairn Toul, then follow the path, with a further 100m ascent/descent, round to Angel’s Peak. The return route is much the same as outward though missing out the minor deviation to Cairn Toul. If anyone wishes to use a bike, please contact James to discuss arrangements.

Total Time: Approx. 12 hours. Note: This walk is long and requires a good level of fitness

Meet at Culter Village Hall at 6:30 am, return around 9.45pm. Transport by car (drivers required) – contribution to drivers please.

Contact James Brownhill, 07841 344819 email Closing date 28.5.2014.

B – Coastal walk

B Walk - We intend starting at Torry along the coast to Cove; it's about 10miles there and back meet at Culter at 8.30, return about 3.30. Phone 01224733761. We are hoping we may see some dolphins.

Walkers must wear walking boots (gaiters also recommended), 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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