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Glenshee – 4 Munros

This walk will be a fantastic day out to get four Munros for the price of one! Well, that’s an exaggeration but we will be able to get four ticks on that list in one go.

It will demand a certain level of endurance as we will be on our feet for over eight hours walking, a lot of it over trackless land and down steep grassy slopes.

From the cars we climb up Carn an Tuirc, easily at first and then picking our way over the boulder field to the top. The descent east to the bealach is straight forward and from there we take a bearing across the spongy grass to above the coire at the head of Glen Callater. Picking our way now over peat hags we will reach the slopes up to Tolmont for Munro number 2.

Tom Buidhe to the south is, shall we say, not the prettiest of hills and seems nothing more than a wee lump above the moor but we will walk over to it undeterred; Munro number 3.

On the way back now, we cross back over the plateaux and up to the boulder field on top Carn of Claise, by which time we will be a bit weary and so the quickest descent to the start will be down the steep grassy slopes of Sron na Gaoithe.

OWN TRANSPORT REQUIRED TO GET TO WALK START POINT

Walk date:
Saturday 11th May, 2024
Walk leader:
James Haggart
Walk start time:
9:00 am
Walk end time:
6:00 pm (estimated)
Difficulty:
Extra Hard
Total distance / Total ascent / High point:
18.4 km / 900 m / 1064 m
Ticket price:
£12.00
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Safety notesGear requiredMap of start locationWalk T&Cs

There are no technical difficulties but it will be a long day out. Please bring enough food and water to sustain you for the entire trip. Walking poles could be useful for the final steep descent when already tired. Gaiters will also add to your comfort as we have to cross peat hag. Please bring water proof trousers as well as your jacket.

Gear recommended as following: For Medium, Hard and Extra Hard walks we ask walkers to make sure they have full hillwalking gear, by which we mean definitely the following: Boots, warm clothing, warm/quick drying trousers (not denim jeans), waterproof jacket and over trousers, rucsac, hat, gloves, spare fleece, packed lunch, spare food and drink, small personal first aid kit including any medications, mobile phone, headtorch, and bivvy bag if you have one, and possibly also these other items, depending on personal preference: Gaiters, rucsac cover, walking poles, spare socks, map, compass, GPS, lipsalve, camera.

1. Risk.
The nature of hill walking potentially involves leaders or other participants in providing close assistance to others. For everybody’s protection those people classified as ‘vulnerable adults’ or young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate carer or responsible adult. No special arrangements are available to provide independent supervision for vulnerable people, and the accompanying carer takes full responsibility for them. The carer or parent is best placed to judge the capability of their charges.

2. Children.
We do ask that you only bring children on a walk if you are confident that they will be able to complete it comfortably. At all times, children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult who must take full responsibility for them.

3. Lower age limits.
No children under the age of 16 are allowed on Extra Hard or Hard walks. Children over the age of 12 are permitted on Medium and Easy walks provided that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

4. Dogs.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).

5. Smoking.
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.

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