Little Cockcairn to Tom Giubhais

After a few days layoff for family committments, we were keen to get back on the cp trail.
We had read Warren’s route going firstly to Tom Giubhais then Little Cockcairn but since he then did Baudy Meg and we have already done it, we had the alternative of trying for Little Cockcairn first. Hopefully this would avoid the slog up the north of Little Cockcairn which he had to suffer.
Gentle run (and walking) out to the track up Little Cockcairn from the west.
The old land-rover track between the lower slopes of Little Cockcairn and Tom Giubhais leaves the track at NO460 906 but is virtually impossible to find from here. Once up on Little Cockcairn you can come off the top to the north and head for (roughly) NO464 911 to the west of the heather-burn to pick up the track all the way to Tom Giubhais. Its good(ish) running most of the way, though wet, and at least you are down-hilling through the heathery bits.

Warning: The track south of the Allachy bridge (Tuesday long run) is temporarily closed since there is a male capercaillie claiming territorial rights over it. There is a sign by the parking meter (which we didn’t see – honest) and another closing the path. Coming out of (or going into) Tom Giubhais and fording the river near the rickety bridge technically takes you via the closed path for about thirty metres. We did see said bird and apologised profusely for any disturbance.

photo 1: View of Clachan Yell from Little Cockcairn
photo 2: On Tom Guibhais (Evelyn seems to have acquired some victor’s laurels)