Hillwalking Carn an Tuirc nr Callater & Glenshee Scottish Walks with Tony Connery

Carn an Tuirc, Glenshee

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Hillwalking Carn na Tuirc nr Callater and Glenshee


Carn an Tuirc                      Creag nan Cabhar                      Glen Taitneach

Carn na Tuirc is a little walk just under 2 miles south of Callater, South Aberdeenshire
The area is quite famous for Glenshee and not to far from the Barmoral Castle.
Carn na Tuirc and Glenshee area includes Fishing, Cycling, Sightseeing, Climbing, Touring in the Scottish Countryside.

Hillwalking Carn an Tuirc nr Glenshee - Scottish Walks.

The Carn an Tuirc, nr Glenshee, Aberdeenshire.
Difficulty. 2/10. Duration. 2 Hrs.

Around one and a half mile south of the Callater walk is another fine traverse which is not exacting but enjoyable. Lucky to have another fine day I set of on the walk to the base of Carn an Tuirc 1019

There is parking, not official, by the roadside, near a bridge next to the Cairnwell Burn, keep your eyes open, as they say, as this is basically in the middle of nowhere and can be easily missed, a map is a good idea

Carn a Greine Leading to Carn Dubh
Carn a Greine
Leading to Carn Dubh

Creagan T Sean Ruigh and Carn na Greine
 near Carn an Tuirc
Creagan T Sean Ruigh and Carn na Greine
near Carn an Tuirc
Creag Leacach next to Carn na Tuirc
Creag Leacach next
to Carn na Tuirc

The journey travels parallel with the road, on an old military road, under Carn Dubh 822 for around a half mile before reaching an old bridge and turning inland following a stream. The stream has a number of small waterfalls along its way and the path is still fine. The land now starts to rise on a gradual basis and with Carn an Tuirc 1019 never out of sight, progress can be gauged quite easily.

In the distance, a usually snow clad Glas Maol 1068 can be kept in sight. With the now narrowing path, the objective is only to keep going around the base of the Munro.

Carn an Tuirc
Carn an Tuirc
nr Glenshee


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