Sunday 6th May 2007
CARN LIATH, INVERCAULD
17 Km, 10.5 miles Ascent approx 580m
OS sheet 43
The walk starts at Invercauld's Keiloch carpark (GR188915) and heads north towards the Bealach Dearg on good track. This passes first through forest, then past the empty Glen Feardar to rise towards Culardoch. At the stable, we go offpath to head west to one of Carn Liath's twin summits (862m) GR165977 - this ground is steepish but becomes easier after about 700m.
The complex summit area forms the shape of the letter H; two spots are given identical heights on the map and are not well marked on the ground, but Corbett baggers need not worry, if the weather is clear we will visit as many potential high points as wanted, those with GPS can decide which is highest! From here, there are good views of neighbouring Ben Avon and the now deserted upper Glen Gairn. There should also be sightings of mountain hares, back in their summer coats.
From here we descend fairly easily offpath down to a track that gives excellent views south past Braemar down Glen Clunie. Finally joining the main valley track, now partly tarmac, we mingle with weary Duke of Edinburgh expeditions to make our way back past Invercauld House to Keiloch.
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 6pm
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.