Sunday 4 March 2007
LOST - GLEN NOCHTY
Length 16 km, 10 miles Ascent approx 270m
OS sheet 37
The walk passes through a variety of scenery from tracks beside tumbling burns, a boathouse by the lochan, high distant mountains, glen farms below our path, a tree lined avenue, disused road, arch bridge and old church with unusual headstones and memorials .
Starting at Bellabeg near Strathdon the walk passes Lost farm and Corriebreck Ruin to Torrancroy where we take a track through Glen Nochty and along the very attractive Quillichan Burn. The lochan at GR 299139 provides an opportunity for a sheltered lunch stop in a fine remote spot before climbing up towards Green Hill which we bypass. Looking back at this point there are views towards Ben Avon and Morven. We will pass some interesting outcrops/tors and as our path becomes less distinct through the heather we skirt past Breagach Hill. Our path cuts through woods and fields, over stiles and a pleasant avenue of beech and larch trees before joining the road (the trickiest part of the day - climbing a fence at the corner of a field) for a short distance to return to Bellabeg. Shortly after joining the A944 we cross the River Don at Poldullie Bridge and return on a minor road to the car park.
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 forecast.
Meet at Culter Village Hall 8.00 am
Return approximately 4.30pm
Bus Fee: £10 Non-members £12
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.