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Glen Feshie 16th July 2017

Posted By at Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A dry day with sunny intervals and occasional light showers blown on a strong wind welcomed the Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club to Glen Feshie.

One group started just south of the glider airfield, walking east through the forest on well made tracks and then south and east again to Meall Tionaill. Continuing east to the ridge above Glen Einich the party diverted north to the Top, Sgoran Dubh Mor, before heading south to the Munro, Sgor Gaoith. From here there were excellent views down into Glen Einich and across Strathspey but the high Cairngorms to the east were obscured in mist. Easy walking north to Carn Ban Mor and then west down good tracks finished the walk at the car park in Glen Feshie. Another group started at this car park and walked through the magnificent pine forest alongside the river to where the bridge at Carnachuin had been washed away by the floods before returning to the car park. There were several detours required where sections of the old path had been eroded by the floods. Wildlife seen included red deer, buzzard, golden eagle and a dotterel with the paths brightened by orchids, bell heather, cross leaved heath, lady’s bedstraw, golden bedstraw and bog asphodel.