Hills of Cromdale

SUNDAY 1st October 2006

O.S. Sheet 36 Length: 15 km Ascent: 650m approx

The walk starts at 154266 car park near Mains of Inverourie. The route then follows SSW the River Avon on a minor wooded road for 2.5km then meets a landrover track leading up to near the stalkers hut where we shall take a break. The track becomes boggier and eventually disappears where we break onto the open hill to the summit of Craigan a Chaise 722m with its interesting Jubilee cairn 104242. To the north there is a fascinating view of the windfarm. The route from now on is all off path in some areas of boggy terrain and deep heather gaiters recommended! We continue NE along the ridge of the Cromdale hills to a pointed cairn at 109260 and then to 130277 where we can descend to Mains of Inverourie( walk 15km approx). Alternatively if the majority wish and we are not weary of heather and bog bashing !!) we can continue to the next two cairns descending from Carn a Ghille Chear 139299.This route follows the burn down to Lyne and southwards on a way marked wooded track to car park (total walk 19k.) Only if time permits (Do have a two hour coach journey.

If time we will have a short 'swift half 'stop at Tomintoul to rest our weary legs !

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 bad conditions on the top whatever the forecast.

Bus Leaves Culter Village Hall 7.45am Return approx 7.30-8pm
Bus fee: 10 non-members 12

Text or phone 07818 881310 or 01224 735210 NO LATER THAN WED 27th Sept info@culterhillwalking.org.uk

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