(Tuesday 26th May)
Ev’s retirement gifts included a voucher for two nights at the Cairngorm Hotel in Aviemore. We booked up a few weeks ago and kept our fingers crossed for good weather so we could tackle the Wells of Dee from the Glen Einich end. Forecast was iffy but we woke to dry weather this morning and we were off. Parked near the caravan park and cycled in along Glen Einich, just short of the loch, where the footpath starts and heads up past Coire Dhondall. A long but mostly good track but there are a couple of tricky sections at the top, very muddy and slippy and a long way to roll down if you slip. For non-climbers (including us) this is quite a scary section – even worse on the way back down.
At the top, turn left and keep climbing past Coire na Clach (although we diverted to the cairn to chat to two other walkers). Then on to the Wells.
If you thought Lazy wells Wells were underwhelming then wait for the Wells. Even on a good day they are hard to spot but when covered in snow then its a bit of a guessing game. Here’s a picture at our guess location.
Back south to see what we think about going on to CP05 Loch nan Stuirteag.
the view from the upper track back down into Glen Einich
the Wells of Dee