Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Friday 26 April 2024

Friday 26 April 2024 - Cairnsmore (Black Craig of Dee)

11 of us drove up to Clatteringshaws Loch visitors' centre and set off to the radio mast on Benniguinea Hill.

Here's the view to today's main objective, Cairnsmore (Black Craig of Dee). 531 metres. An apt subtitle would be 'Tussocks'.

After climbing through the tussocks, lunch on the summit was most welcome. 

The descent started with some convenient granite slabs.

It soon degenerated to deep tussocks, a test for all our knees. 

A short stroll along the quiet main road took us past the Clatteringshaws dam - a larger structure than appears at first sight.

Today's walk was 11km with 500 metres ascent, taking a shade over 4 hours. Here's our route:


Sir Hugh said...

A bit envious of your trotting about in Scotland but good to see the results. There seem to be a huge number of apparently purposeless tracks on that map?

Phreerunner said...

They aren't tracks Conrad. They are fire breaks, and maybe one or two of them provide access for forestry operations...