Walk 1

Friday 14th September

Glen Muick to Glen Clunie via Lochnagar and Carn an t'Sagairt Mor

Distance: 23km/17miles, 1320m ascent.
Start: Mini-bus leaves Blairgowrie Wellmeadow 08:00.
Finish: Baddoch app 19:30.  Bus leaves for Blairgowrie afterwards depending on refreshments (returning app 21:30).

Limit: Maximum 12, minimum 8.
Notes: Extremely Strenuous (see Walk Grading).  Full hillwalking gear essential.  Several packed lunches and snacks required.
 

Maps: Landranger 43, 44.  Explorer 387, 388.

About the walk:  
This is a challenging walk through Royal Deeside over some iconic mountains and through to an unusual finish in Glen Clunie.  We climb the first of our Munros Cac Carn Beag (1155m), otherwise known as Lochnagar, the real story about the name will be revealed on the walk.  From here we will visit Carn a Choire Bhoidheach (1110), and Carn an t'Sagairt Mor (1047m), before descending to Callater Lodge.  We head to the finish by going over the bealach north of Carn nan Gabhar before finishing at Baddoch.  This is another of our famous 'downhill' routes as we start at 418m and finish at 413m!

 
Lochnagar and Cac Carn Beag The trig point on Cac Carn Beag
 
Cac Carn Beag from Carn an t'Sagairt Mor The summit of Lochnager (Cac Carn Beag) from Deeside.