SUNDAY 2nd March 2014

Ailnack Gorge

Distance 16 km Ascent 150 metres OS map 36 Grantown.

This is an A-B walk beginning from the little carpark south of Tomintoul (GR approx NJ165178). We walk along the road to Delnabo and take the rough track that leads along the NW side of the Ailnack Gorge, with some stunning views down into the Cairngormsí only gorge. After Lochan Uaine, we head NW to pick up a track that takes us under Carn na Farraidh, to Letteraitten. Here we turn off to follow the beautiful Allt Iomadaidh to Bridge of Brown.

Although this is mainly on track, there are also rough areas and a burn crossing. If there is any likelihood of difficult driving conditions, or very deep snow, the walk will be changed to Deeside, and everyone whose has put their name down will be notified.

Total Time: Approx. 5 hrs + breaks, depending on conditions

Meet at Culter Village Hall at 8.00 am and return around 6.30 pm. Transport by shared cars.
Refreshments after at the Glenavon Hotel Tomintoul.
Contact Catherine Lacy Tel: 01224-733710 and advise if happy to drive, this will need more cars than a circular route!
Closing date Thursday 27th February 2014.

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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