Crannach hill and Tullich from Cambus

We set off from Cambus car park with the first challenge of the day to hunt for my compass that I dropped during Night O at Cambus on Wed. I knew where it was within an area of ~20x20m but after 10′ of hunting we had drawn a blank – until just as I suggested abandoning when Jon found it at his feet. We then picked up the path up alongside the Culsten Burn, following it N for a couple of km before striking up the side of the hill through some deep snow and onto Crannach N summit. It was a beautiful day with clear blue skies and cracking views. We followed the ridge all the way south to the top of some crags before dropping steeply to the west down towards the Tullich shooting range. The scraggy old sheep looked like it had survived the fire by developing good camouflage. Then it was back along the path and across the A93 to the Deeside Way with a short detour to Tullich monument before returning to the car.