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Gleann Beag to Glen Doll
Distance: 28km/13miles, 1360m ascent
Spaces: Maximum 10, minimum 3.
Notes: Extremely Strenuous. Hillwalking gear required. Packed lunch and snacks required.
Landranger 43 & 44, Explorer 387 & 388
This is a demanding route summitting 7 Munros across the plateau from the Cairnwell Pass to Glen Doll. Though while it has an overall ascent of nearly 1400m it includes an overall descent of more than 1600m. So while it may not feel like it it is actually all downhill! We start at the car park near the Devil's Elbow on the climb up to the ski centre. Along the way we take in Creag Leacach (987m), Glas Maol (1068m), Cairn of Claise (1064m), Tolmount (958m), Tom Buidhe (957m), Mayar (928m), and finally Driesh (947m). The usual return from Driesh involves retracing our steps to the Kilbo Path but for this walk we take the direct descent north around the rim of Winter Corrie before steeply descending to the forest track joining the end (or beginning) of Jock's Road. There is extensive rough walking on this trek.
|Looking west from Cairn of Claise towards the ski-centre.||Glen Doll from Tom Buidhe.||Ptarmigan on Cairn of Claise.|