White Mounth

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White Mounth

Distance: 20km/13miles, 1095m ascent

Walk Duration: 8hrs
Spaces: Maximum 10, minimum 3.
Notes: Extremely Strenuous.  Hillwalking gear required. Packed lunch and snacks required.

Maps: Landranger 43 & 44, Explorer 387 & 388

While not a Right of Way or even drove road this is the highest recognised hill route in the UK and more if taking in the Munro summits along the way, which it skirts on the map.  Starting from Loch Muick it follows the path towards Meikle Pap and the Lochnager complex.   Once on the plateau it is relatively straightforward walking to Cac Carn Mor a subsidiary top of the mountain, though a detour to the summit Cac Carn Beag (1155m) is a good idea.  We then go over the Munro Carn a' Choire  Bhoidheach (1110).  From here it reaches the White Mounth plateau's westerly peak Carn an t-Sagairt Mor (1047) before descending to Lochallater Lodge and joins Jock's Road before finishing at Auchallater.  A variation of this is the Glen Callater to Moulzie and Glen Doll walk which avoids the long drive round to Loch Muick!


Lochnagar 1.jpg (888396 bytes) Carn an t-Sagairt Mor.jpg (1024322 bytes)
Lochnagar cliffs  Remains of a Canberra on Carn an t-Sagairt Mor