Carn Ealasaid and Brown Cow Hill

Not the most picturesque, but a good walk out

A reasonable weather forecast (not true), so popped up to CockBridge for a couple of Corbetts at the start of June.

First target for the day, Carn Ealasiad.  Mostly a heather moor with peat hags, and a vehicle track that went all the way to the top!

And part way up the start of Carn Ealasaid, looking back to the car park and Cargarff Castle.

After this hill I am heading round there - yippee.

Summit cairn, along with heather moor and said vehicle track!

This was the highlight - grouse chicks I presume.  I left them in peace.

Lovely bit of dead forest and a look back at Carn Ealasaid

Brown Cow Hill still looking very inviting!

Even Carn Ealasiad disappeared back into the clouds as I cross the River Don and started up Carn Leitir na Clouche.

Top of  Little Geal Charn - nice place for an electric fence.


The day was improving - this is my ridge home over Meikle Geal Charn, Cairn Sawvie  and Brown Cow Hill

Cairngorms.

Hares wandering about under Meikle Geal Charn.  Honest they are there.

That is more like it.  Top of Meikle Geal Charn looking over Loch Builg to Ben Avon with  Beinn A'Bhuird to the left, and in the distance on the left is Lochnagar I think

Looking back down the ridge to the River Don.

A grouse egg - must be that time of year as there were loads of these.

Now this might be the summit cairn for Brown Cow Hill, looking north to Carn Ealasiad

This might also be the summit cairn, looking West to Ben Avon. I did know at one time, but now can't remember.
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Or this might be the summit cairn, looking West to Ben Avon.

Carn Oighreag, overlooking Corgarff Castle, so I am nearly back at the car.

And a look back round the ridge, round to Carn Ealasaid on the right.  A good 16 miles in just over six miles, with 4073 feet of climbing apparently (though I am not sure of the accuracy of that).  Good to be out on the hills anyway.

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