Head up to Loch Eanaich, cross the outflow from the loch (very difficult in spate) then bound over the grass and heather covered damp ground towards Loch an t-Seilich . As with all my walks, there is also the possibility of navigation options. Sleeps: 4, Bedrooms: 1. Aviemore 10.1 miles; Inverness 40.7 miles. Here you have a great view down Strathspey over Loch an Eilean and Loch Pityoulish. Twitter. Ideas for places to eat. The views from the summit across to Braeriach are outstanding on a nice day. Away from the Moine Mor tracks and paths, featureless terrain can be very diffcult to navigate on if in mist - finding the tiny cairn on Mullach Clach a'Bhlair might prove challenging ! Starting in the beautiful Glen Feshie, a straightforward ascent to Sgor Gaoith - The Peak of the Wind (1,118m), with spectacular views to Loch Einich over 2,000 feet below and across to Braeriach. Spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. The weather was really hot and there were justifiably many people around Loch an Eilein but after I’d turned towards Glen Einich the crowds became scarcer. I've walked up onto the plateau from there, over Carn Ban Mor and looked down over Loch Einich. Want to enjoy the freedom, peace and quiet of being in the wild Highlands? Cairngorms National Park loation. The local Co-Op is only a 3 minute drive away and stocks the basics. Get to Lochan Deo as described in the related section and turn south. Meet Ben Turner - Extreme adventure athlete, speaker, nutrition and fitness geek! Higher up, ground is pretty flat, though Sgor Gaoith's summit sits above crags above its east side, dropping dramatically to Loch Einich below. Looking across Loch Einich to Einich Cairn (1,237m or 4,058 ft) & Carn Na Criche (1265m or 4150ft ) outlying summits of Braeriach in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.Taken from the summit of Sgor Gaoith at 1,118m (3,668ft) Braeriach itself sits on the boundary of the Highland Region and Aberdeenshire Distances: Loch An Eilein to Loch Einich & return 15 miles; Loch An Eilein to Loch Morlich 5 miles; Inverdruie to Coylumbridge via Loch … Grade: Moderate mountain walk ... sits on the very edge of a precipice and you can gaze down the sheer buttresses and crags into the black waters of Loch Einich, almost 2000 feet below. Rain and wind have cooled the hills. I would have no hesitation in recommending Einich to others and will be visiting again. I would have no hesitation in recommending Einich to others and will be visiting again." Click to find activity guidance by region. A long walk on track into a magnificent glen, hopefully as far as the loch. The local Co-Op is only a 3 minute drive away and stocks the basics. Loch Imrich was a hidden gem and well worth a visit and is only a 5-10 minute walk away. A reasonable degree of fitness is necessary. From Coylumbridge go south along the Lairig Ghrupath, but keep right in 800m to pass below Whitewell (where this route may be started) and continue along the track up Gleann Einich. From here onwards, the walking is easy as you head south-west (SW) towards the line of tops that overlook the west wall of Glen Einich. I've walked up onto the plateau from there, over Carn Ban Mor and looked down over Loch Einich. Loch Imrich was a hidden gem and well worth a visit and is only a 5-10 minute walk away. A steep 200m bouldery ascent takes you up to the summit of Geal Charn ‘The White Hill’, the first of your route. Splitboard touring to Loch Eanaich, Cairngorms, Scotland. https://mpaulm.blogspot.com/2014/07/drakes-bothy-to-derry-lodge-via-glen.html Loch Alvie. Pinterest. Facebook. By now the clouds were clearing and the light was amazing. Author Interview: Helen and Paul Webster, Day Walks in the Cairngorms. Want to enjoy the freedom, peace and quiet of being in the wild Highlands? Sunday, 15 April 2018. The eastern side of Sgor Gaoith (peak of wind), 1118m, drops down dramatically to the remote Loch Einich and the views from the top can b I would have no hesitation in recommending Einich to others and will be visiting again. ... From here we traversed along the ridge towards Loch Einich/Eanaich and the summit of Sgoran Dubh Mor. The air felt heavy and sticky. Height: 495.2m Remote country. Dog owners guide. Braeriach: Surrounded by mature trees and hills. Here are a few guides to help you plan your visit to Einich. We're improving this section but you can still use the 'Places' function in OS Maps to find nearby points of interest, Tigh An Tearlach, in KINCRAIG Brooding. The walk is not signposted so you do need to have map and compass for navigation (also download a GPX of the route via a website like Walk Highlands). Sign up to receive the very best of OS and its group of companies, straight to you by email & post. The eastern cliffs of the mountain are very dramatic and appear to plunge steeply down into Loch Einich, and all of this is unseen on the approach from the south/west. Loch Imrich was a hidden gem and well worth a visit and is only a 5-10 minute walk away. Some local walks from Einich. You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. That LR track is private, and the public road stops at Whitewell, which is only 2 km south of Coylumbridge, leaving a 10 km / 7 mile walk-in. We followed the land rover track up Glen Einich in the direction of Loch Einich. Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:01 am Post subject: Sgor Gaoith around Loch Einich: TRIP REPORT: Show trip details. I'm sure there'll be an easier route starting slightly further north ! From here we traversed along the ridge towards Loch Einich/Eanaich and the summit of Sgoran Dubh Mor. Located just west of the summit of Braeriach, Loch Einich is one for the adventurous type, providing challenging cycle routes with stunning views of the loch and the surrounding mountains. 6 km and a lot of ascent, so that's significant time as well. Walk Description Stage 1 Take the road up the east side of Glen Feshie (signed Achlean); just after the road leaves the forest there is a good size car park on the left, about a kilometre short of Achlean itself, where parking is not permitted. Sleeps: 8, Bedrooms: 3. From the car park at Auchlean in Glen Feshie, this walk climbs steadily over open hillside gaining 720 metres to reach the summit of Carn Ban Mor (1,052m). We then swing north along a broad ridge to the summit of Sgor Gaoith - "Peak of the Wind" - perched high above Loch Einich 2000 ft below. Sgor Gaoith’s summit cairn sits on the very edge of a precipice and you can gaze down the sheer buttresses and crags into the black waters of Loch Einich, almost 2000 feet below. Name: Loch Eanaich, Highland Begin the walk along the tarmac road, turning left on a track before reaching Achlean. Achlean is in Glen Feshie. There are a couple of river crossings, one of which can be tricky after rain Ascent ridge for Braeriach: Gleann Einich: Drop to Cadha Mor – nice view of Loch an Eilein – spent a number of great early mornings down there. From there lovely walking on the ridge to Creag Dubh and the Argyll Stone – another bit of the ‘Gorms we’ve been keen to see. Starting from here you’ll cover 14km and climb 680m. For one off the beaten track, there’s Glen Einich which is the kind of Glen that nobody ventures into, with a beautiful loch in it - it’s just a bit west of the Lairig Ghru. ... when you drop in here you’re quite committed in a steep sided bowl with only a long walk out from the other end of the Loch as an escape. Woodland views. After around 1km, the path split. I would have no hesitation in recommending Einich to others and will be visiting again." A long walk on track into a magnificent glen, hopefully as far as the loch. Village Amenities. Lochan Deo: The track into Gleann Einich is attractive and the pines at the foot of Gleann Einich make the walk a pleasure. Follow good path past Lochan Deo and up Glen Einich to Loch Einich, returning by the same route. Walking | Sgor Gaoith, from Glen Feshie | Summary:Sgor Gaoith gives a superb, fairly short hillwalk when approached from Glen Feshie. We took the ‘high road’ for the ascent (which involved a few steep climbs) and stayed on the low road for the return journey which made the descent super-whoop-tastic rapid. Otter Lodge, in AVIEMORE Loch Einich. This is an ideal spot to take a break and have a walk out across the dam. Country: Scotland Sgoran Dubh Mor hoves into view: At NH 925 029 there’s a path running E round the S flank of Carn a Phris-ghiubhais. The local Co-Op is only a 3 minute drive away and stocks the basics. Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km. County/Unitary Authority: Highland Region: Scotland I would have no hesitation in recommending Einich to others and will be visiting again." The local Co-Op is only a 3 minute drive away and stocks the basics. A short walk down the valley brought me over the Allt Choire Chaoil and to a crossroads where a stalker’s landrover track headed up into the hills following the burn. As a Munro, Sgor Gaoith is often done as a straight up and down from Glen Feshie but this route takes in three of the neighbouring tops and provides a Eagles. This is an incredible vantage point and there will be plenty of time to soak up the wide vistas before descending back down into … Moderate 13 miles / 21 km. The path descends the steep slope, crossing a burn twice before eventually disappearing. Keep to the path in the deerstalking season (Sept/Oct). From the summit, down steep slopes and cliffs, there are great views of Loch Einich. Posts about Loch Einich written by thepictureeditor. From here onwards, the walking is easy as you head south-west (SW) towards the line of tops that overlook the west wall of Glen Einich. Loch Imrich was a hidden gem and well worth a visit and is only a 5-10 minute walk away. River close by. Loch Coire an Lochain Descend the grassy slope to the west of the Coire and as the gradient eases, trend west to pick up a faint zig-zag path through the heather. From Einich you will look out over the 18 hole Newtonmore golf course and the club house is a short walk. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member. After around 1km, the path split. Warmth comes in bursts now rather than blasting heat all day long. Accept cookies Download the free GetOutside app for more ideas on family-friendly things to do outside, near you or search a location of your choice. Ramblers Charity England & Wales No: 1093577 Scotland No: SC039799           © Ramblers 2021. A much more satisfactory walk than the trudge up Glen Einich. Continue round the loch crossing the outlet river via a small footbridge (grid ref. Very cold water. Kincraig to Aviemore, East Highland Way. OS Explorer map: OL57: Cairn Gorm & Aviemore, Download the free GetOutside app for family-friendly things to do outside. Start time: 10:00. Loch Imrich was a hidden gem and well worth a visit and is only a 5-10 minute walk away. Mountain Hare Apartment, in AVIEMORE A steep 200m bouldery ascent takes you up to the summit of Geal Charn ‘The White Hill’, the first of your route. MORE REPORTS: View all trip reports by this author. ... when you drop in here you’re quite committed in a steep sided bowl with only a long walk out from the other end of the Loch as an escape. Walking all day to this place in the Cairngorm National Park in Scotland just to see the loch at the head of Glen Einich that we had glimpsed from the summit of Sgorr Gaoith,the peak to the extreme right of this shot. At the side of the little cottage called Dullatur you will see one of the gates leading into Loch Imrich. Meet Bee Leask - Shetlander, Adventurer, Athlete, Scotland obsessed, island and Munro bagger. We use cookies to make your browsing experience better. Loch Einich print. Condense cars and drive to car park on the hill near Whitewell. This walk has lots of points of interest en route and possibilities for alternative return routes depending on time. Countryside setting, Aviemore 10.1 miles. On a dry summer day, however, it should present no problems. Lovers of cats, views and cake! County/Area - Highland. Author - Andy Smith. Meet the 100 OS GetOutside Champions who will be leading the GetOutside charge and showcasing the best of Britain with their stories and tips. Heatwave. They can be opened in Acrobat Reader and printed off ready for your trip! The adventure today begins at the car park of Loch an eilean, a location which in some respects is breathless, espcially early in the morning as the low fog drifts around the ruined castle on the island. Cairngorm Walk Loch an Eilein from Coylumbridge. Well worth a visit with your mountain bike in tow. This is the path the people of the townships in the Rothiemurchus area took to their summer shielings. The summit of Creag Dhubh is the northern end of the great horseshoe of mountains that forms Glen Einich. Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. The crossing of the Beanaidh Beag 5km up Gleann Eini… As a Munro, Sgor Gaoith is often done as a straight up and down from Glen Feshie but this route takes in three of the neighbouring tops and provides a Starting in the beautiful Glen Feshie, a straightforward ascent to Sgor Gaoith - The Peak of the Wind (1,118m), with spectacular views to Loch Einich over 2,000 feet below and across to Braeriach. The track into Gleann Einich is attractive and the pines at the foot of Gleann Einich make the walk a pleasure. After around 1km, the path split. Glen Einich. After around 1km, the path split. Two, ‘well to do’ London men aged 20 yrs old travel round Scotland in an Austin 7 Lozenge during the early 1930’s – with pictures, derogatory comments and route map at the end ! Meet the Hauxwell Family - Brynn(14), Faith(10) and Kim(Mum) - Home educated adventure family. Fabulous secluded location. Although this is mostly a linear walk, we use a parallel section at higher level for part of the return, with views of Glen Einich side, and across the Spey valley on the other. Einich offers comfortable and spacious accommodation with a sitting room, dining room, shower room, laundry room, kitchen and boot room with W.C on the ground floor. And here it is Loch Einich a secluded mountain loch surrounded by the mountains Sgoran Dubh Mor, Sgor Gaoith, Carn Ban Mor, Carn Na Criche & behind Scotland's third highest munro Braeriach. In winter months the first sight of Loch an Eilein is totally amazing with the frozen landscape and crystal still waters. Walk up Meall a’Bhuachaille from Glenmore Lodge - 7.2km Walk up Bynack More from Glenmore Lodge - 7.2km Walk up Ben Macdui from the Cairngorm Ski Centre Aviemore - 7.5km Walk up Cairn Gorm from Coire Ciste Car Park - 8.0km Grey Corries – Spean Bridge to Glen Nevis - 62.3km This wonderful modern abode is part of a charming group of lodges found in Feshiebridge in the Highlands. Day 4 (Wednesday): Easy Walking Day - Today we'll take things at an easier pace with the chance for a bit of a rest if needed or a lower level excursion - we may visit the Falls of Pattack at Loch Laggan or explore some of the forest trails around Loch Morlich. Open-plan. Our self catering holiday house offers comfortable and spacious accommodation with a sitting room, dining room, laundry room, kitchen, shower room and rear porch with W.C. Loch an Eilein is an extremely beautiful sheet of water, reflecting the magnificent pines of Rothiemurchus Forest in which it lies; a ruined island castle is the final touch to help make this one of the most popular short walks in Scotland. There are a couple of river crossings, one of which can be tricky after rain, Meet at Inverdruie Long Stay car park (woodland car park)(off Ski Road) OS 36 NH 901110. Use OS Maps to see more detail including footpaths, bridleways, cycle tracks and rights of way. The route is described here with an optional extension around the quieter Loch Gamhna; another possible extension is to ascend Ord Ban for wonderful views. Meeting time: 9:00. Achlean is in Glen Feshie. Aviemore To Loch Einich Walk. Alternatively, you can park at Loch an Eilein, and feel right up close to the lochs and hills from the start of your walk. Just 3 miles from Aviemore, Loch Alvie is another favourite of ours. It is a long haul to the Loch where the path upwards takes off: 11 or 12 kilometres or around 2 hours walking on a stony landrover track. So that's 2 /12 hours each way, at least. Visit the GetOutside Hub for challenges, activities, ideas and inspiration. Aviemore To Loch Einich Walk. At the outflow of Loch Einich go round the west side of the loch along a path beside the loch below the crags of Sgor Gaoith. Meet Eddie Fitzpatrick - Adventurer, photographer and lover of the outdoors! We took the ‘high road’ for the ascent (which involved a few steep climbs) and stayed on the low road for the return journey which made the descent super-whoop-tastic rapid. For those conisaurs of detail and adventure of the highest degree - read on! The path passes through gorgeous pine woodland and it was a pleasure to slowly walk up the landrover track with the heavy rucksack on my back almost unnoticeable. 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