Walk 5

Sunday 16th September


Glenshee ski centre (Cairnwell Pass) to Gleann Taitneach via Carn a Gheoidh


Distance: 13km/8 miles. Ascent 460m.

Start: Mini-bus leaves Blairgowrie Wellmeadow 08:30.

Finish: Dalmunzie Hotel app 14:30.  Mini-bus leaves for Blairgowrie at 15:00.

Spaces: Maximum 12, minimum 7.

Notes: Very Strenuous. Hillwalking gear required.  Packed lunch and snacks required.

Maps: Landranger 43. Explorer 387.


About the walk:


This is a downhill walk, in that we start at 640m asl and finish at app 360m, but of course there is a bit of climbing in between.  We follow some of the ski paths to the ridge and head south west away from the resort.  After summitting Carn a Gheoidh (975m) we continue in a westerly direction and drop down to Carn Bhinnein a prominent peak at 917m.  Our route drops down into Gleann Taitneach and follows the boundary burn between Invercauld and Dalmunzie estates to end at Dalmunzie Hotel.  Depending on repairs to the footbridge and the water level we may need to ford Allt Ghlinn Thaitneich.  Blame the Royal Engineers and Ordnance Survey of the 18th and 19th c for the multiple spellings!


Loch Vrotachan The summit of Carn a Gheoidh looking towards Carn Bhinnein and Glas Tulaichean
Gleann Taitneach and Dalmunzie Carn Bhinnein from the near Dalminzie covered in snow