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THE GAICK PASS

Sunday 24th June
Transport Start: Blairgowrie (Wellmeadow) @ 07.00am.     Alyth (Square) @ 06.45am.

Map No: O.S. Map Nos. 35 & 42

Walk A: The Gaick

Start near Dalnacardoch Lodge on the A9 at NN723704 and walk N through the wood on the track which follows the Edendon Water to Sronphadruig Lodge. Beyond the Lodge take the path on the W side of Loch an Duin.
At the N end of the loch cross the Allt Loch an Duin and head NE to reach a track crossing two significant fords. Continue past Gaick Lodge and Loch an t-Seilich on track then tarred road through Glen Tromie to Tromie Bridge.

N.B. – This is a long and demanding walk which involves river crossings. The committee therefore has the right to amend this route under certain conditions to one which leaves from and returns to Dalnacardoch Lodge.

Approx distance: 34 km.     Total ascent: 250 m.     Min walking time:9 hrs


Walk B: Carn Dearg Mor

Start at car park north of Auchlean at NN851984 and head S past Auchlean, crossing the River Feshie after approx.. 1km S of Auchlean. Continue on the track almost to Carnachuin where a track branches off NNW and contours around the N shoulder of Carn Dearg Beag. Ascend this shoulder over Carn Dearg Beag (694m) to the Corbett Carn Dearg Mor (857m). Descend SW to stalkers path and track at NN819906 passing Lochan an t-Stuic and Glenfeshie Lodge then re-trace steps N to Auchlean and bus

Approx distance: 20 km.     Total ascent: 530 m.      Min walking time:6 hrs


Walk C: Tromie Bridge to Glen Feshie

Start at NN790995 and pass through the hamlet of Drumguish into the forest towards Baileguish. From here a variety of routes and tracks will take the walker back to the bus parked N of Auchlean at NN851984.

Approx distance: Various.     Total ascent: Various.     Min walking time:Various


Please note that experienced members are welcome to create their own walk should they so wish. Any applicable club rules should be followed and the route posted with the Meet Secretary on the day.


Email or phone on 01334 870866 if you want to come - visitors please feel free to use this email.

The cut off point for booking a place on a scheduled walk will be 10.00pm on the Wednesday prior to the walk. Any member or guest booking prior to this will be guaranteed a place, regardless of the means of transport. A booking received by the Meet Secretary after this point may be accepted but only if there is a pre-existing place available on the chosen transport, or if the person is willing to use their own car (where the walk would allow).

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Please note that the Minimum walking times are based on reasonably fast walkers and assuming good conditions. The times do not include stops or breaks. In poor weather conditions or if members are not comfortable walking at 4km/hour then alternative or shorter routes should be considered.

The next club walk is on the 15th July to West Balquhidder starting at 07.30 am (Blairgowrie) and 07.15 am (Alyth).

IMPORTANT : YOUR SAFETY IN THE HILLS

The Committee reminds members and guests of the following important points:

  • You are responsible for your own safety
  • Club officials are not trained mountain leaders
  • Are you fit enough to complete your chosen walk in the available time?
  • Know where you are going on the walk and follow the route on your map.
  • Know how many are in your party and stay together
  • Ensure you have enough food plus emergency rations
  • Carry a map & compass, survival bag, torch, whistle and small first aid kit. Know how to use them.
  • In winter conditions you must carry an ice axe on high level walks (club rule). You are also recommended to carry crampons.
  • Learn how to use your equipment.

Club officials will be happy to give advice on any of these points if requested.