A short walk up a rocky peak with excellent views over the Monadhliath Mountains
Distance: 5.5km; Ascent: 530m; Mainly dry but very windy; Solo
My original plan for today was to set off on a 2-day backpack up Creag Meagaidh and neighbouring peaks, with an overnight camp at Lochan Uaine just below The Window. However the weather forecast did not look promising with gales and thundery downpours forecast for the high peaks. Therefore I had been in touch with Alan & Andrew last night and arranged to meet them at Luib-chonnal bothy instead this evening. As this was only a few kilometres away from the end of the public road in Glen Roy, I decided to head out for a short walk with a day pack before heading to the bothy later.
|Primroses below the crags of Creag Dhubh|
|View west shorty after gaining ridge|
|SSW ridge of Creag Dhubh|
|Central Highlands and Creag Meagaidh from Creag Dhubh|
|The Cairngorms and Strathspey from Creag Dhubh|
|Looking NW into the Monadhliath from Creag Dhubh|
|Looking SE from Creag Dhubh|
|Summit cairn on Creag Dhubh|
|Looking down on Lochan Uvie from SW slopes of Creag Dhubh|
|Wandering through the woods below Creag Dhubh|
|Creag Dhubh crags|
See here for my Social Hiking map from the day's walk.
N.B. 17/06/13 - Post date updated to actual date of walk, i.e. 14/05/13 (from 18/05/13). Links to social hiking and hill-bagging also added.