LOCHNAGAR - 7TH SEPTEMBER
The Scottish Mountaineering Club guide book for the Cairngorms, written by Adam Watson, states that Lochnagar surpasses all other hills in the North East and we agree. The hills of the Mounth are simply stunning. The ground is more fertile compared to the Cairngorm plateau, so you will find more vegetation and wildlife as a result, including some very rare plants on the northern facing corries. Mountain Hare and Ptarmigan are often seen, as are Red Deer and occasionally the magnificent Golden Eagle.
The area is also full of history, we look forward to sharing this with you on our walk. Your guide will safely show you the way and point out the interesting features as you walk.
This walk will take us up to the Munro summit of Lochnagar, Cac Carn Beag (1155m). From here we might wander a bit depending on the weather, returning to Loch Muick via Glas-Allt-Shiel (Queen Victoria’s Widow’s lodge).
Garry is the guide for this walk.
Distance – 19km (12 miles), total ascent – 930m
Meet at the Spital of Glen Muick visitor car park, 9am. This walk can take 7-9 hours depending on the weather and group.