Sunday 4th November 2012

Morrone via Carn na Drochaide

Distance 13 kms. Ascent 490 metres OS map 43

Morrone lies close to Braemar, and is good walk for local dog owners. To add a bit of spice for Culter Hillwalkers we add a diversion to Carn na Drochaide. We start at a car park on the Linn of Dee road at map reference NO118898, initially a fairly straightforward walk on a track. The track peters out and we head through very boggy land up a fairly steep, but mercifully short, section to the summit of Carn na Drochaide. We then head across a ridge leading to the path up Morrone. The rest of the walk is on track and paths, with excellent views of Braemar and environs both at the summit and on the way down.

Total Time: Approx. 5 hrs Note: This walk is rough and boggy for about 3.5km and requires an appropriate level of fitness.

Meet at Culter Village Hall at 8:30 am and return around 5 pm. Transport will be by car, and we will need drivers - if you are able to help please let one of us know, there will be the usual petrol contribution from non drivers.

Contact David Gair on 01224-867285 or Della Russell on 01330 820376 Closing date Friday 2nd November 2012.

Walkers must wear walking boots, carry WARM and waterproof clothing, hat and gloves and take plenty of food and liquids. 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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