Hill: Creag Dhubh
Date: Friday 2nd September 2011
Company: Just myself
Time: 1Hr 55Mins


Click here to see a map of the route undertaken

Nursing a couple of minor injuries at present, so just a short walk undertaken today.

I opted to start this walk from the track beyond Bohenie, to the East of Glen Roy. I drove along an unsurfaced track in Gleann Dhoire, as far as a small quarry. The track is fine for a 4x4 and most cars but wouldn't recommend taking a car with sports suspension along it .

Parking at small quarry in Gleann Dhoire:
 

From the quarry it was just a case of head up the hill - no path, just wet grass and heather.

Looking towards Creag Dhubh from starting point:
 

Looking across to Leanna Mhor (East):


There is one three-foot fence to cross (not barbed).

Dew-covered fox moth caterpillar:
 

It was a bit sad to see most of the summer flowers past their best: Bog Asphodel, Devil's Bit Scabious, etc. The good thing about Autumn though is the abundance of fungi.

Fungi:
 

More fungi:
 

View towards Glen Roy:


Ascending Creag Dhubh:
 

Views were very limited as there was cloud above 450m today. I did catch a fleeting glimpse of a view towards Tulloch.

View towards Tulloch from Creag Dhubh:
 

After visiting the cairn and the trig point, I returned back to the car via roughly the same route.
I don't agree with the DoBH that the trig point is the summit. The base of the cairn is definitely higher.

Summit cairn and trig point of Creag Dhubh:
 

During the descent the views improved somewhat. It didn't last long though before the rain started again.

Improving views towards Glen Roy:


Looking across to Leana Mhor (East) during descent:


An easy quarter-day Graham .