Excellent route around Tom Guibhais, Little Cock Cairn & Baudy Meg, on a lovely still afternoon

Wed 18th March
A lovely afternoon out in Glentanar. Bike to the gateway before Fairy Loch and changed to running shoes.
Run the first section of the long Tue night run, past the first of the ‘2 stone bridges’, go past the hut about 3-400m, look out for very shaky footbridge. Alternative ford crossing a little further on. Across the burn (Water of Allachy), look for landrover track heading up the hill directly to Tom Guibhais. Not much of a cairn there to mark the top.

Then follow track off to south towards the steep track up to Little Cock Cairn. This track gets a little indistinct for short sections, but then reappears after crossing the Birken Burn. Slog up to Little Cock Cairn – where the cairn is not on the top; the top is marked with a few boulders lying low, a little further to the east.

Then follow track eastwards to the Grouse Butts and when it turns sharply to the south, strike off across the heather, following a contour initially, then descend diagonally to where the Burn of Monrae meets the track. Then follow the track all the way to Baudy Meg. There was some lovely evening sunshine through the Glens to admire, before heading downwards across the heather to pick up the track once again. Descend down the woodland track back to the bike. 19.5 Km, 800m of total climb, about 2.5 hours running time.

GPX file for the route: