Sunday, 11 December 2011

ADRC Loch Doon to Craiglee circular. December 2011

We filled this small car park.

Loch Doon in the winter.

Walkers preparing for the first climb.

Not too long before we were up at snow level.

2 brave mountaineers!

This lady took a quiet moment on the summit to remember someone who was very close to her.

Lunch on the sheltered side.

Todays group.

Lots of damage to the forest after last weeks storm.

The leader.
On a dry winters morning 22 members of ADRC met at Loch Doon to climb up Craiglee. Leaving our cars at the bridge over the Garpel Burn we followed a forest track which ran alongside the loch until we were nearly at the castle where we then climbed up the Wee Hill of Craigmulloch (427M). It was now a steady climb through the snow to reach the summit of Craiglee(523M). Finding a nice sheltered spot we had our lunch stop when our leader pointed out the various lochs we could see which included the Doon, Bradan,Finlas,Derdach,Riecawr and Skeloch. Hope I mentioned them all it was quite a view.From here we went down a steep path past the Nick of the Loup to take us to the forestry track which would eventually take you to Loch Bradan. We now entered the forest to make our way back to the start past a lot of fallen trees which were obviously destroyed in last weeks storm. Arriving back at the cars after a very pleasant 7 mile walk we all thanked Madam Vice for stepping in today to lead this walk. It should have been the pilot but he unfortunatey is injured at present we all wish him well and hope to see him return to full fitnes in the near future.


  1. That's great countryside up there Gordon.Hopefully your mother group will be venturing up that way next summer.

  2. Looking forward to mother coming to Loch Doon area. If I can help in the recce you only have to ask.