Route: It is a slight exaggeration to call this a circular walk.
It starts and finishes at the same point, namely the Glen Shee Ski Centre.
However, most the outward walk to Carn a'Gheoidh, or the top beyond,
is repeated in returning to the start.
Rather more interesting, on a previous occasion I was able to return to a different spot from my starting point, and so was able to include Carn nan Righ & Glas Tulaichean.
The route can be shortened considerably by omitting the Munro top Carn Bhinnein, thereby saving over 2.5 miles and 180m ascent. However, this top is well worth a visit and should certainly be included if possible.
Weather: Occasional snow showers (in late May!), sunny intervals.
|1||08.55||Glen Shee Ski Centre||650||0||0.0 miles||NO13877820|
|2||09.20||Ski access track N to M Carn Aosda||917||270||1.5 miles||NO13407919|
|3||09.25||W to Carn Aosda W top (optional)||905||285||NO13117930|
|4||09.35||Path SW to col||795||NO12747856|
|5||10.00||Track SE/S/SE to M The Cairnwell||933||435||3.0 miles||NO13507738|
|6||10.10||Return NNW along track to just beyond
larger bump then path WNW to bealach
|7||10.20||Path SW to lochans||855||500||4.25 miles||NO12147755|
|S to Carn nan Sac (3 cairns: highest is nearest &
to the right, not along the lefthand corrie edge.)
Continue SE to farthest cairn for best view.
|9||11.00||Path WNW/WSW to M Carn a' Gheoidh||975||660||5.9 miles||NO10727669|
|10||11.15||Path W to "lochan" – now a dried up peat expanse||852||NO09477685|
|11||11.25||SSW to T Carn Bhinnein||917||725||7.3 miles||NO09147629|
|12||11.35||Return NNE to "lochan"||852||NO09477685|
|13||11.55||Path E to M Carn a' Gheoidh||975||850||8.7 miles||NO10727669|
|14||12.10||Path E to Carn nan Sac (slightly by-passed)||920||860||9.45 miles||NO11947694|
|15||12.15||Path NNE to lochans||855||890||9.8 miles||NO12147755|
|16||12.25||Path NE over bumps & down to bealach||810||930||10.35 miles||NO12747811|
|17||12.30||Path NE to track on ridge of Cairnwell above col||825||945||10.6 miles||NO13007837|
|18||12.45||Direct pathless descent to Glen Shee Ski Centre
or head N to the bealach and follow a path down