Saturday, 27 July 2019
Start time: 10:00
(Estimated finish time: 15:00)
Moderate 10 miles / 16.1 km
Explore Mar Lodge Estate with Ben Dolphin, Ramblers Scotland’s president, journalist, blogger, countryside ranger at Mar Lodge and Walkhighlands columnist. https://twitter.com/countrysideben
If you have never walked with the Ramblers before, this is a great opportunity to join Ben for a stunning walk in good company. It’s free and all are welcome.
"I’ve been fortunate to work on Mar Lodge Estate for the past two seasons and in that time Creag Bhalg has become one of my favourite hills in Scotland, of any stature. The munros don’t always give the best views, and at a lowly 668m Creag Bhalg is a great example of this. Starting at Linn of Quoich we’ll walk west to Mar Lodge before ascending the long but relatively kind paths up to the summit of Creag Bhalg, where we’ll take in the massive view.….weather permitting…..before heading down into the recovering pine woodlands of Glen Quoich itself. From there we’ll have leisurely walk out of this beautiful glen and back to the Linn of Quoich, with the option of visiting the Punchbowl and its lovely clear waters at the very end."
To register your interest in attending please email email@example.com by Thurdsay 25 July . Ramblers members are also very welcome, numbers will be limited so book early. If you are a member, please state your membership number in the email.
Exact location not specified
Start time: 10:00
This is a circular walk
Good tracks up Creag Bhalg and out of Glen Quoich. Close-cropped heather on Creag Bhalg summit ridge. The midges in this part of the Cairngorms aren’t nearly as bad as on the west coast, but I’d recommend bringing insect repellent just in case we don’t get a nice breeze. It can keep the clegs away too, which were ravenous last summer! During the walk I’ll be more than happy to tell you all about the estate, and there will be plenty of wildlife spotting potential too, so feel free to bring binoculars if you’re that way inclined.
Local walk grade: the ascent is gradual but do n
Ascent: 429 m / 1407 feet
Surroundings: Open country
Designation: Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Scenic Area, Heritage Coast
Theme: Wildlife, nature
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