Route Database : Path all the way


Country: Scotland
Region: Cairngorms
Location: Braemar to Montrose
Crag/Mountain: Conachcraig
Route Name: Path all the way
Type: Walk
Grade: Walk
Climbers: W A Ferguson (+Kai)
Date Climbed: 2005-08-20
Author: Waf Ferguson
Date Entered: 2006-04-26


Start at the Glen Muick car park (NN310 851) for which there is a fee. Head past the visitor centre & take the track leading down to the right toward Lochnagar, follow this very good track to its highest point at NN274 862 where it splits, the left fork leading to Lochnagar, & straight on for Easter Balmoral. Leave the track at this point heading NE on to heather slopes & look for a sandy path leading more or less directly to the summit ( the start of the path is near a large boulder) The path ascends steeply in places but is never difficult & makes for fairly easy going through what would otherwise be awkward heathery slopes.
Ascent ~1hr 40min, descent (by same route) 1hr.
Map - Harveys superwalker, Lochnagar & Glenshee


Author: Waf Ferguson on 2006-04-26

An interesting summit with three 'barns' & good views

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