Sunday 2nd Sptember 2012

The Cromdale Hills

Distance 20 kms. Ascent 770 metres. OS map 36

Total Time: Approx. 7 hrs walk including stops

This walk, taking in the two Grahams, Carn a Ghille Chearr and Creagan a Chaise, starts at a small car park just off the B9136 (154 265). We then head north for a short distance on a track, before veering west to gain the Hills of Cromdale ridge. From here we follow the ridge NNE to the summit of Carn a Ghille Chear. Our steps are then retraced back along the ridge passing the Coronation cairn (dedicated to King Edward VI), and then on to Creagan a Chaise. Here we find the Jubilee Cairn commemorating the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. From here we descend NE, turning east to pick up a track that will lead us to a tarred road and then 2.5km back to the start.

Note: This walk requires reasonable stamina and mobility.

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 wintry conditions on the top, whatever the forecast.

Meet at Culter Village Hall at 8 am and return around 7 pm.

Transport by bus. 12 for members 15 for non members

Contact 01224-743882

Closing date 29th August, 2012.

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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