A short run on a day not worth anything longer. Missed D+E’s track up so went up through the field on the other side of the fence. Too much gorse to make it a good route. It’s very easy to find the path down, and it makes a really nice run (for a few minutes, it’s not a big hill). It continues after you see the big pile of sand on the main track up, but unfortunately veers off to the SW giving us 500m on the road at the end.
Beautiful day on a small hill surrounded by big hills. Walked along the track from Linn of Dee to the White Bridge, then up to Chest of Dee. About 2km after this turned up the hill to Sgor Mor. Fantastic views of the Lairig Ghru and the Cairngorms. On the way back it’s best to stay high as long as possible, because the lower ground is very boggy. In the woods near the bottom of the hill there is an electric fence. If you follow our route exactly you will come to a gate (found entirely by accident). If you take any other route, you’ll probably get an electric shock. 16.3km with 490m of climbing. Took us 3hours 20.
Just about recovered from being dead in the water at the end of yesterday’s run, so went for a walk up Meal Gorm from Keiloch. Very easy walking on a path nearly all the way, just a bit of heather at the end. There are a lot of newly planted trees on the slopes of the hill, particularly on the direct route down that we took. Had lunch at the Fog House, which is a lovely spot. By the time we had got almost back to the car, the sun came out so we added Meall Alvie, just because we could. Follow the path marked on the map, then head straight to the top. It is very steep.