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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    the Society s old cast iron sign at NO185734 the route leaves the floor of the glen and climbs steeply up the nose of the hill ahead Monega Hill giving rewarding views ahead into Caenlochan Glen which is a protected area on account of its mountain flora Once the angle eases one passes over Little Glas Maol and along the eastern flank of Glas Maol proper to the remains of the county boundary fence From Little Glas Maol a short diversion here offers the opportunity to claim an easy Munro Glas Maol being a full 500ft above the magic 3000ft mark Three counties meet near the summit Angus Perthshire and Aberdeenshire Turning north east from the summit one passes close to the highest station of the Glenshee skiing grounds Beyond the fence there is no longer any reliable visible line though it is easy to see the obvious way ahead along the ridge towards the prominent little peak of Sron na Gaoithe In mist an accurate compass bearing will be necessary in order to identify the start of this ridge By pass Sron na Gaoithe on its north east side after which grassy slopes lead down to the finish If this route is done in the opposite direction it should be borne in mind that there is no visible track until one is high on Glas Maol Distance 14km 9miles Ascent 650m 2100ft Time 5 hours Travelling north to south the route begins from the A93 in Glen Clunie 12km south of Braemar at a carpark near a footbridge over the Cairnwell Burn Cross this burn and the smaller Allt a Gharbh choire to go southeast up Sron na Gaoithe where there is virtually no path up the steep and in places rocky nose of this ridge Continue southeast along a path on the broad crest to reach the plateau 1km north of Glas Maol where the path joins a vehicle track Follow this track south towards the summit of Glas Maol for about km then bear south southeast above the very steep slopes at the head of the Caenlochan Glen traversing 50m below and 400m east of the top of Glas Maol The track bears southeast along the edge of the cliffs above the Caenlochan Glen over the slight rise of Little Glas Maol then south bypassing the summit of Monega Hill and down to Glen Isla 1km above Tulchan Lodge The end of the public road in the glen at Auchavan is 3km further From there it is 10km down the glen to Kirkton of Glenisla Scottish Rights of Way Society signs mark the two termini at NO192699 just beyond Auchavan in Glen Isla and at NO146806 near the road bridge on the A93 in Glen Clunie 11km south of Braemar Walkers should be thoroughly confident of their ability before undertaking this route The line does not follow a visible track the whole way and compass work may be necessary in misty conditions OS Landranger 43 Braemar Blair

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    s Bourach and continues southeast for almost 2km at this point it is called Jock s Road before it drops down to the floor of the glen and enters the forest The route then continues down to the Glen Doll ranger base at the Forestry Commission Scotland carpark near Braedownie Unfortunately the Glen Doll Youth Hostel is no longer in existence despite having been handily situated near the junctions of this route with both the Capel Mounth and the Kilbo Path it is 8 5km to the bunkhouse at the Glen Clova Hotel This is one of the most serious walks described on this website It crosses a high exposed and featureless plateau which in winter is frequently swept by storms At that time of year the path over the plateau is likely to be covered by snow and completely invisible for several months and accurate route finding in bad weather will require considerable skill OS Landranger 43 Braemar Blair Atholl and 44 Ballater Glen Clova Heritage Information This right of way was the subject of an action in the Court of Session in 1886 87 and in the House of Lords in 1888 when it was proved that it had been long the practice of drovers to take sheep from Braemar over the Tolmount to the market at Cullow near the foot of Glen Clova It is often said that the section of the route known as Jock s Road is named after a John Winter Jock thought to be one of those who testified against McPherson who had attempted to close the path However the name Jock s Road pre dates the courtcase and the Scottish Rights of Way Society s own Walter A Smith subsequently declared Jock s identity to be a mystery The Tolmounth may not

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    location Loch Einich NN 912 978 Geographical area Cairngorms National Park Path Type Rural Path Path distance 14 8km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description This route is only suitable for those with some hillwalking experience particularly in winter and spring when the hills are snow covered On a dry summer day however it should present no problems From Coylumbridge go south along the Lairig Ghru path but keep right in 800m to pass below Whitewell where this route may be started and continue along the track up Gleann Einich It is equally possible to start from the end of the public road at Loch an Eilein The crossing of the Beanaidh Beag 5km up Gleann Einich may be difficult in spate particularly in spring when snow in the high corries of Braeriach is melting At the outflow of Loch Einich go round the west side of the loch along a path beside the loch below the crags of Sgor Gaoith OS Landranger 36 Grantown Aviemore Cairngorm area Heritage Information This is the path the people of the townships in the Rothiemurchus area took to their summer shielings The purpose of travelling to the shielings was

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    Pitmain Lodge where one must walk past the front of the lodge and round its west side The path carries on north west by the track which goes to the top of Carn a Bhothain Mholaich Then go west north west no path difficult in mist making a slightly rising traverse across three small streams flowing north west to form the infant Dulnain A fourth stream flows out of a narrow grassy valley Follow it upstream to a tiny lochan which disappears in dry weather and go over the col 760m where there is a derelict boundary fence to reach the Allt Glas a Charbaid Go down the east bank of this burn along an indistinct path to reach the confluence of a smaller stream with the Elrick Burn at 687 117 Ford the smaller burn and continue along a path beside the Elrick Burn crossing to its west bank by a bridge downstream hence joining another route just before reaching Coignafearn Lodge Then join the path on the west bank of the Findhorn to Coignafearn OS Landranger 35 Kingussie Monadhliath Mountains Heritage Information This is thought to be an old cart road and if so then it must have

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    underpass and from there becoming a track Once it reaches the B9150 it takes a 90 degree turn to the right and then left to continue alongside the big cafe as a wide track with an old drainage ditch and wall until it reaches the A86 Here it turns left then right avoiding Banchor Mains to continue to the cemetery on the River Calder OS Landranger 35 Kingussie Monadhliath Mountains Heritage Information The cemetery in Newtonmore is the site of a very early Christian cell dedicated to St Bride St Bridget This route is a coffin road which brought people from the east side of the Spey to St Bride s Church The people of the townships of Phones and Nuide took their dead to the side of the Spey where there was a ferry and they could then walk in a straight line to the church Although the path now seems to go through a field the line of very old trees shows where the field boundary once went and the underpass under the railway also dermacates exactly where the route lies Clearly the path was of some significance as the railway built a bridge to accomodate it The

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    B970 to Ruthven turn right to Knappach cross under the A9 but after 300m recross it stile and gate to a roadside parking place with a right of way sign Follow the track south west along the line of General Wade s Military Road across the moor past Luibleathann bothy and Phones Lodge to Etteridge Since the A9 was dualled crossing it near here has become an especially risky activity and can t be recommended however Transport Scotland has stated its commitment to installing an underpass construction is proposed to commence in 2017 OS Landranger 35 Kingussie Monadhliath Mountains Heritage Information This is a part of General Wade s Road from Dunkeld to Inverness built between 1728 and 1730 102 miles long in total Further sections of this lengthy Military Road which are described on the Heritage Paths website are the stretch via Old Blair that via the Slochd and the Old Edinburgh Road from Moy to Inverness There is an original bridge on the way and quite a few cross drains Wade doesn t seem to have built culverts so his original drainage systems were cross drains paved with flat stones Sadly these don t tend to survive as

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    the east side having used the bridge at Derry Dam At the foot of Coire Etchachan the path to Ben Macdui strikes off to the left For Nethybridge keep straight on up to the pass 745m and descend by the Dubh Lochan to the Fords of Avon where the ford may be deep and dangerous at times of high water Keeping N the path in another 2km passes Lochan a Bhainne and reaches the headwaters of the Water of Caiplich which flows down to Tomintoul Care must be taken to follow the path when it goes uphill over the east shoulder of Bynack More at a height of 774m From there the route goes NW across the wide slopes of Coire Odhar and over the highest point of the route at 790m on the north ridge of Bynack More It is imperative not to stray eastwards from the path in this area Then descend 350m along the path to the River Nethy crossed by the footbridge at Bynack Stable From here a track can be followed WNW past Loch a Gharbh Choire Just beyond there the track forks the left hand branch leading SW through Ryvoan Pass The other track to the right goes N past Ryvoan Bothy to Forest Lodge where there are several roads and tracks in Abernethy Forest but by keeping N there is no difficulty in reaching Nethy Bridge by Dell Lodge The way through Ryvoan Pass past An Lochan Uaine which lives up to its name as the green lochan to the end of the public road at Glenmore Lodge gives a much shorter end to this long walk 2km beyond the lodge Loch Morlich is reached from where there is a bus service to Aviemore Newsflash in August 2014 the footbridge over the Derry

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    the road to Derry Lodge and from there over the Derry Burn then west along the path on the north bank of the Luibeg Burn crossing this burn where it comes down from Ben Macdui by a footbridge just upstream Continue west over a broad col into Glen Dee opposite The Devil s Point and Corrour Bothy on the other side of the Dee The route then goes N up Glen Dee on the left are Cairn Toul the great cliffs of An Garbh Choire and then Braeriach and on the right are the seemingly endless slopes of Ben Macdui The path passes the Pools of Dee one of the sources of the River Dee and reaches the rough boulder strewn summit of the pass 833m The descent to Strathspey is at first on the west side of the Allt Druidh but below the site of the now demolished Sinclair Memorial Hut map ref 959 037 the path crosses to the east side of the stream and leads down to the first scattered pines of Rothiemurchus Forest The traditional Lairig Ghru path goes down through the forest on the north east side of the Allt Druidh to a junction of paths at map ref 938 075 where a right turn leads NE to the west end of Loch Morlich and a left turn leads in 1km to the Cairngorm Club footbridge erected in 1912 and in a further 3km to Coylumbridge 2 km from Aviemore In the reverse direction there is a signpost at Coylumbridge and another one 800m further on where the Lairig Ghru and Gleann Einich paths diverge At the junction of paths at map ref 938 075 turn right After passing the Pools of Dee follow the left bank of the River Dee and just after the

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