Our Autumn Walks

Glad Tulaichen Sun 15th Oct 2017

Sunday 15th Oct 2016 Walk host: Sandra Craveiro
7am bus departs Gordondale Road Email: stocketshost@gmail.com
Cost: £15 Tel: N/A
Map: 43 Mob: N/A
Expected time back in Aberdeen: 8-9pm

Main Walk: 1 Munro, 14 miles (23Km), 650m ascent, walking time around 8 hours with stops

We start this walk at Baddoch (138833), on the A93 some 5 miles S of Braemar, and head SW along the Baddoch Burn. The path eventually peters out and we head more W to Loch nan Eun. From the outflow of the Loch (064778), we climb SW over a small top and then up the NE ridge of Glas Tulaichean to the summit (052760). The descent heads S, soon picking up a track that leads SE to Glenlochsie Lodge (063726), where we follow an old mining railway SE down the glen to Dalmunzie House and then walk out along a minor road to the Spittal of Glenshee (110699).

Alternative walk: 13 miles (21km), 400m ascent, walk duration 7 hours with stops

The alternative follows the same route as the main walk to Loch nan Eun, but then heads SE down the Allt Easgaidh, picking up a track along Gleann Taitneach to the Spittal of Glenshee.

Cairn Liath and Culardoch (2 Corbetts) Sun 12th Nov 2017

Sunday 12th November 2017 Walk host: Liam Naughton
7am bus departs Gordondale Road Email: stocketshost@gmail.com
Cost: £15 Tel: N/A
Map: OS 36 (and part of 43) Mob: N/A
Expected time back in Aberdeen: 7-8pm

Main Walk: 23km (15 miles), ascent 820m, walk duration 7 hours plus stops, difficulty 3-4 out of 5 based on Walkhighlands grading

The walk starts at the car park at Keiloch (188913) and heads northwest towards Altdourie. We take a track at 161933 up through the forest, then up the side of the forest and up the side of Meikle Elrick. At the end of the track we head to the west top of Carn Liath (157982) then a kilometre southeast to the east top (165977), also 862m. From there, head northeast down the east ridge to the track(180981) and a hut (locked). From there, head north for a short distance then take the path up Culardoch (193988). The descent goes southeast then southwest to meet a path coming from Glen Fearder to Glen Gairn (191971). The path continues southwest then west. At the junction with another track, turn left to walk south and back to Keiloch for the bus.

Alternative Walk: 19km (12 miles), ascent 570m

The alternative walk leaves the summit of Carn Liath to head east to a prominent cairn. Descend east, crossing a conspicuous wall into a shallow corrie, then SE following the headstream of Allt Cul to the track, 400m north of a wooden bridge across the Allt Cul. Alternatively, continue with the main walk to reach the track and hut. In either case,turn south (right) back to Keiloch.