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Beinn Mhor



Big Mountain.

From Grantown On Spey take the A95 heading west and take the first minor road which heads in a north westerly direction. Keep going until the road runs out and it becomes a track. A few hundred yards up the track is Glenbeg hostel/farm which has plenty of parking.

We walked further up the track and kept going in a north westerly direction until it ends. This is fairly steep in bits but nothing to difficult. Also the tracks condition worsens but it is still in pretty good state by the time the forestry gate is reached which also marks the end of the trees and the beginning of the heather. Also by this time the usual recent weather had returned.

For the cairn follow track mainly south over a small hill then head west. Keep heading west over a small hillock, past some clearance cairns in the distance a green patch amongst the heather can be seen. Also look for a single rowan tree.

The cairn still sits at 15 meters wide and is 1 meter high. Unlike its near neighbour at Laggan the cist is situated underneath a jabby bush so no photos, sadly, but it is there. Shelters have been made from cairn stones along with nearby walls. Canmore say no kerbs but I disagree, three seem to survive on the north side. On a clear day this would be a beautiful site, on a foggy, rainy day it is an atmospheric place with Laggan Hills masts looming to the south west.

After some time quite literally soaking up the atmosphere it was time to locate Tom A Chaistiel, to the north.

Visited 9/7/2016.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
16th July 2016ce
Edited 16th July 2016ce

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