July, 2014

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Anniversary Cairngorm Walk

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

According to the Rev William Forsyth, one of John Roy’s men took the ‘Green Banner of Kincardine’ to the summit of Cairngorm on the anniversary of the Raising of the Standard at Glenfinnan 19th August.

Anail a’ Ghaidheil, air a’ mhullach

Walk to the summit of Cairngorm

Saturday 20th August 2016

Meet at Cairngorm Coire Cas Car Park, outside the Ranger Office, at 10.45am.  We wait for the bus which arrives at 10.54  before setting off.

Please let us know you are coming, email: info [at] johnroystuart.org.uk  (see form below)

The walk is over rough terrain. Bring your own Map and compass – you will need OS 1:50 sheet 36 or OS 1: 25 Explorer sheet 403 and a compass, and know how to use it.

Walking boots are needed and waterproof jacket and trousers, warm clothes, hat & gloves, midge repellent & sunscreen.  Don’t forget your lunch & water to drink.

Dogs must be kept on the lead.

Persons improperly clad or equipped will be advised NOT to take part.

The Walk (click to enlarge - ESC to exit)

The Walk (click to enlarge, ESC to exit viewer)

The Route – see sketch map

From Coire Cas Car Park up a steep and rocky path onto Sròn an Aonaich (Windy Ridge), pausing for a snack somewhere.  Continue to the Ptarmigan,  and then by the Marquis’ Well,to the summit of Cairngorm for the Ceremony of Unfurling the Banner, and giving the commemorative toasts.
We may return via Ciste Mhairead to observe the lingering snow patch there, (some folk like lunch there), then over to the Ptarmigan, where there is the option for any who wish to descend by the Funicular (cost about £6 adult). Otherwise retrace the ascent route.


Please register your interest by completing the form below – thank you!