The last time we rode this route over Creagan na Beinne the snow had accumulated in large deep drifts higher up the hill and freezing mist made it into a miserable slog….however we grabbed a window of opportunity recently with the promise of bright sunshine in the morning but cloud and drizzle sweeping in around midday, so it was an early start to get up and along the ridge before we lost the views. Some pics from the route if anybody is interested.
A baby Oyster Catcher gets caught by a human Oyster Catcher.
Carn Bad an Fhraoich.
Heading up to the main ridge. The track has been recently bulldozed in places which makes navigation easier but takes away a lot of the routes character.
Loads of young Mountain hares on the ridge.
Trig point on the ridge.
Heading for the Creagan na Beinne in the distance and then the descent down Lechrea Hill.
Very very fast descent down to Glen Almond.
Looking back down Glen Almond.
Climbing up behind Auchnafree. PS The estate doesn’t like bikers on their hills. Be fly and be nice.
The climb up Glen Shervie from Auchnafree……its a stinker.
The final part of the descent. Steeper than it looks.
Summary. A great half day in the hills but the climb is the real sting in the tail and there is no shame in getting off and pushing which I suspect most will do. Ps who needs Munro’s when some Corbetts are just as good (If not better in some cases)