CAIRNWELL 3,061 ft AND CAIRN AOSDA 3,009 ft
2 OF THE EASIEST MUNRO WALKS WITH A STARTING POINT OF 650M FROM GLENSHEE SKI RESORT
2 EASY MUNRO WALKS
PARKING-Ballater AB35 5XU
MILES-4-5 MILES approx
FACILITIES-Cafe at the Ski centre with toilets
TERRAIN-Easy to follow stone paths
We Parked at the Glenshee Ski Centre; there is a car park opposite the cafe.
You walk through and past various ski lifts on this walk, and although its 2 munros you can add a 3rd, we opted not too due to low cloud and unfamiliar with the area.
The walked from the cafe and past the main ski building and then turned left to join a track climbing steeply uphill, this was pretty steep and so warm when we did it but within minutes your at the top of the steep slope which levels out for a short distance, which your follow to the right,t to reach a ski-lift and a cafe building (in winter only). Continue on the main track between two ski-lifts, climbing steeply uphill, we had to take a break half way up as the sun was so hot.
Once at the top you turn left up the stone scree uphill then your at the summit, it is steep but quick.
From here we return back towards the path but continued forward on a easy to follow path.
It is really easy to follow in clear weather, you come to a function with a large sign here you just continue forward which soon starts rising and gets steeper with the chair lift on your left, the summit is reached by another climb in front of you but again its easy to follow.
The summit has a make shift shelter, cairn and transmitter masts.
If you walk past this to the end you will get great views across Glenshee in clear weather.
We sat at the top and admired the cloud formations.
We retraced our steps back down and you eventually pick up a sign post on the right which takes you back to the start.
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