Sunday 2nd October

Carn Ealasaid, (Elizabeth’s Hill) Corbett 792 m

Distance 8 miles, Ascent 382 metres, OS map 36/37

We will park at The Allargue Hotel, 257092, PH(public house) on map, just past Corgarff Castle and Cock Bridge, and at the foot of the very steep slope up to the Lecht. A track at the back of the hotel leads West, up the Don Valley, to the old farmhouse of Loinherry. We continue West with woods on our right, past Badnabein (dog-owners beware, there are free-range chickens!) and Dunanfiew. We will take the track at 227094 entering woods and bearing NW, then on to a shoulder of Carn Ealasaid , 792m, at 228118. On the way up we should see spectacular views of neighbouring hills on the east side of Ben Avon, and near the junction of Glen Avon and Glen Builg. From the top the hills used by the Lecht Ski centre can be seen, just over a km away to the North-East. The track does a complete circuit over the top of the mountain and SW to the shoulder called Carn Vaich, and back to Loinherry. The track is not marked on OS Map 36, but it will be a great help if conditions are poor. Walk time 4 hours approximately.

Meet at Culter Village Hall at 9 am. Return approx 5 pm, including a stop at Allargue Hotel for refreshments afterwards.

Transport by cars, for which a contribution should be made. Drivers required.

Phone: Della Russell, 01330 820376. Closing date Wed 28th September, 2011.

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.

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