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Inverey to Glen Taitneach
Distance: 22km/13miles, 595m ascent
Spaces: Maximum 10, minimum 3.
Notes: Extremely Strenuous. Hillwalking gear required. Packed lunch and snacks required.
Maps: Landranger 43, Explorer 387
Scotways Route 159X
This is an infrequently walked route which follows a trail from the village of Inverey (mouth of the Ey) through Glen Ey, and eventually finishes at Dalmunzie Hotel near the Spittal of Glenshee. After following a land-rover track to the ruined Altanour Lodge there is some rough walking while we pass beneath several Munros; Carn Bhac, Beinn Lutharn Mor, An Socach, Glas Tulaichean, and Carn an Righ, and past Loch nan Eun. From here we walk alongside some scenic waterfalls until we pick up another land-rover track in Gleann Taitneach which we follow to Dalmunzie. We will not be ascending any of these high hills unless we plan an overnight stay in the wild. If this is combined with the Lairig Ghru trip it can make a very good 3 or even 4 day expedition similar in scope to a Duke of Edinburgh Gold expedition. Near Loch nan Eun we almost reach 800m above sea level! There is a substantial amount of rough walking on this route.
|Glen Ey from An Socach||Loch nan Eun from An Socach with Glas Tulaichean behind it|