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Tom Buidhe, Tolmount, Cairn Bannoch & Broad Cairn, map 44; 5th March 2015

Route: 18.1 miles, Ascent: 1177m = 3860', Time: 10 hrs.


Route: Excellent paths up Glen Doll to “shelter” at NO234778, good paths along plateau; variable but always fairly good paths/tracks on descent from Broad Cairn to Acharn.
Weather: 7°C at car; occasional light rain all day, full cloud cover, mostly in cloud; strong winds. Some patches of snow/ice underfoot but no need for crampons.

5/3/15 Description Alt.Asc.Dist. Grid Ref.Mobile
0645 Parking in Glen Doll 260  0 0.0 miles NO28357613No mob
0705 Track WSW up Glen Doll to path end 305  40 1.0 miles NO27697622 
0745 Path straight on W/WNW to forest edge 430 165 2.4 miles NO24847678 
0840
-0845
Path WNW up to “shelter” 727 463 3.5 miles NO23407778 
1005
-1010
NW to M Tom Buidhe 957 693 4.95 miles NO21377876 TalkMob
 
1020
 
W/N/NNE round 3 cols 905
880
885
700 5.32 miles
5.53 miles
5.77 miles
NO20747883
NO20487904
NO20627941
 
1045
-1050
NE to M Tolmount 958 770 11.8 miles NO21058001 TalkMob
1100 E to col 875   11.37 miles NO21718006 
1110
-1115
SE to T Crow Craigies 920 815 7.03 miles NO22207986 
1125 NNW to col 888   7.53 miles NO21768054 
1155 N to T Fafernie 1000 927 8.67 miles NO21518231 
  NE to col 980   9.02 miles NO21938264 
1220 ESE to M Cairn Bannoch 1012 957 9.25 miles NO22298255 
1230 S to col 967   9.5 miles NO22418221 
1233 SE to T Cairn of Gowal 991 980 9.67 miles NO22678208 
  S to col 973   9.85 miles NO22708184 
1240 SSE to Cairn of Gowal, S top 983 990 9.95 miles NO22778168 
1250 SE to col 905   10.28 miles NO23118126 
1255 S to T Craig of Gowal 927 1015 10.5 miles NO23198089 
1303 N back to col 905   10.75 miles NO23118126 
1313 NNE up to col 935 1045 11.05 miles NO23238173 
1323 N to T Munro top 983 1092 11.42 miles NO23288231 
1333 S/SE to col 933   11.85 miles NO23488173 
1353
-1400
Path ESE to M Broad Cairn 998 1157 12.2 miles NO24068156 TalkMob
1435 Path/track E/SE to hut on bealach 705   13.35 miles NO25648084 
1505
-1530
Path S to bridge 480 1160 14.22 miles NO25417965 
1535 Path S/SE to track end 450   14.4 miles NO25637948 
1610 Track SE/E/SE to br at river bend
Either continue track on W bank of
river or cross to path on E bank)
295   15.85 miles NO27727890 
  Track/Path S to bridge at Moulzie 275   16.4 miles NO28077809 
1630 Track S to high pt beside Moulzie 290 1170 16.65 miles NO28367796 
  Track S to bridge 260   17.88 miles NO28357613  
1655 Cross bridge NW to Glen Doll parking 260 1170 18.06 miles NO28357613 No mob


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