The Dubh Loch path, a mere 4.5km, starts at impressive Balmoral Estate building of Glas Allt Shiel, itself a good walk in from the car park at Spittal of Glenmuick. The path briefly ambles through mature pine forest before launching into the rising glen of the Allt an Dubh-Loch burn continuing, elevated on the northern slopes of the glen, with excellent views of the burn cascading over some impressive slab rocks. A fairly uniform, gentle gradient makes it easy walking to the impressive waterfall known as the Stulan, draining off the southern flanks of Lochnagar. With further altitude gain the path finally levels off to an expanding vista of Dubh Loch nestling remotely under the similarly named climbing crags on the northern flanks of Munros Broad Cairn and Cairn Bannoch. Walking relatively close to the water, over rather peaty ground, leads to a golden sandy beach at the head of Dubh Loch and the rewarding end to the path itself.
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An Teallach Mountain Path Appeal
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Fantastic to be part of the @CNPnature Nature Festival this year, a lovely wee group of #volunteers. Check out the before and after on one section of path we attacked. Drains cleared ✅ Culverts checked ✅ Good chat ✅ Fresh air ✅ #paths #munro #cairngorms #hills #views pic.twitter.com/AoYlVl2jUC
We are excited to be a part of the #CairngormsNatureFestival starting next week. Join us for a day #volunteering on upland paths in the beautiful #glenfeshie Book now and explore the full programme at cairngormsnaturefestival.co.u… #getinvolved #pathwork cairngormsnaturefestival.co.u…
Gayle Ritchie @thecourieruk joined us on a path maintenance volunteer day repairing a path in Glen Clova. #volunteers #Conservation #MountainAccess Find out how she got on here: thecourier.co.uk/fp/lifestyle… To give volunteering a go with OATS go to outdooraccesstrustforscotland…
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