I plan a short walk today depending how I feel I hope to go to the lovely Corbett Meall a’ Bhuachaille 810 metres just above Glenmore near Aviemore in the Cairngorms. The Hill of the Shepherd is always a great short day and gives a grandstand view of the Cairngorms. After a pathless day in the Fannichs it will be a nice wander mainly on well made paths which will be just right after my operations depending on the weather. Too many is a great choice for a first hill walk in the Cairngorms, being easily accessible and having the benefit of great paths to the summit as well as superb views. Here is a chance to experience the beauty and wildness of the Cairngorms without the length and remoteness of some of the Munro walks. Just what I need the full walk as takes in the entire ridge and offers great variety, with ancient Caledonian pines, lochs, forests and a windswept ridge. The route can also be greatly shortened by returning directly from Meall a’ Bhuachaille. I will hopefully go via Ryvoan bothy and the new path that there were working on last year. I have a photo of the nearby summit Creagan Gorm at 732 metres in 1948 with the Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team and there huge radios at the time. I will enjoy the wander the Glenmore path and An Lochain Uaine (the green Loch) to Ryvoan bothy a grand walk on its own. This was one I did after or at lunchtime at Glenmore Lodge in my days on the Mountain Rescue Committee for over 20 years. It was great to get out in the fresh air after a morning or afternoon inside. It is a lovely walk for children and the Loch is the jewel of the walk for many.
I cannot upload any photos just now so will have to get sorted and away for may short day out
Photos to follow. hopefully.