- One for the Cairngorms experts – help needed please!
Cairn Toul to Corrour would be the standard baggers path? I walked it many moons ago but didn’t have my biking head on. Steep and very loose is my faint memory.
As for the track behind Aitchechean, it doesn’t appear much in any walk reports so I’d be surprised if it’s not faded into disuse.Posted 10 months ago
Nothing on Geograph?
One for the hive mind.
Has anyone walked or ridden the path that climbs up from behind Ruigh Etchecan Bothy in Glen Feshie up on Creag Na Ghaibre and Lochan Nam Bo just south of Carn Ban Mor?
It is on the map, I’ve seen where it starts but have never ridden it. Any help, advice, pictures Etchecan would be very much appreciated.
Also, has anyone walked or ridden the path from Cairn Toul down to Corrour Bothy? I want to ride the 4000 footers but this section is the unknown part to me.
Again, any help / advice would be really appreciated!
SannyPosted 10 months agoGavinBSubscriber
I ran down from Cairn Toul to Corrour bothy a couple of summers back. From memory, the top 2-300m or so of elevation was really rough to descend – lots of hopping between large, shattered granite blocks. As you get lower, the terrain becomes faster/easier but still rough. The section down from between the Devils Point and Cairn Toul would be top-end tech in places. It’s a step path, with quite a few built/repaired sections but really rough in places.
As I say, it’s two summers since I was up there, so happy to be challenged on this by someone with more recent knowledge. FWIW, I’d probably give it a go!Posted 10 months agochickenmanSubscriber
I rode the path down from the col below Devil’s point in April (riding from the summit would be fine, Cairn Toul a waste of time. Thought the descent really worthwhile but my endos weren’t up to it on the mega steep zigzags at the top, so couldn’t manage the corners!Posted 10 months agobloodsexmagikMember
Top of devils point to corrour is all a goer.
Top of Cairn toul down to the col is problematic. Can ride bits of it but some is too rocky.
We did it the other way from linn of dee and did all four along to Braeriach and then back over lairig ghru (wouldn’t repeat, would go back and ride down to corrour as you plan to)Posted 10 months ago
I’ve not ridden it but I ran up it about a month ago. Might be the odd wee bit that doesn’t go but it looked mostly rideable. Maybe not the best bit of trail ever though.
If you’re talking about doing the Cairngorm 4000ers then that’s definitely the right direction. Massive carry up onto Macdui though.Posted 10 months ago
Suspected as much. I will give it a go if only to see for myself. 😀
According to Dave in Bothy, the Lochan Nam Bo path gets very vague for a section. It might be one to explore with a petrol strimmer! 😆
So it looks like I have a route.
Last question. Has anyone ridden from Carn Ban Mor over to Braeriach via Moine Mhor?Posted 10 months ago
So I did it. A tough day out. Spin was spot on re the Corrour descent although I did get off at a couple of points as the combination of being a long way from rescue and having my solo sensible head on without phone coverage meant I erred on caution.
Sron Riach is a fair old carry with over 8 hours of riding and carrying in your legs!
It was a great day out but not one for the uncommitted! I suspect taking a 40 odd pound fat bike made things a little harder than they could have been.
Next time, clockwise without Cairn Toul summit.
Did you get up and check out the Feshie descent?Posted 9 months ago
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