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Kirkmichael - Spittal of Glenshee
(Cateran Trail section 2)
Distance: 13km/8 miles. Ascent 550m.
Spaces: Maximum 10, minimum 3.
Notes: Strenuous. Hillwalking gear required. Packed lunch required.
Maps: Landranger 43, Explorer 387
Scotways Route 159
two of the Cateran Trail includes its highest and most remote section. After
some easy walking through the farmland and woods of Strathardle the route starts
to climb after Enochdhu. Soon
it leaves the forest and takes to the open moorland in the steps of Queen
Victoria. Lunch may be taken at the Upper Lunch Hut; a wooden bothy erected at
the site where Victoria stopped for a picnic on 13th October 1865.
to her diary there was a slight delay because the kettle had been forgotten and
some poor lackey was despatched to find one - no making do for the Queen!
|Near the top, looking down towards Enochdu (and the lunch Hut)||Approaching the end, with Gleann Beag ahead of us.|