Blair Atholl to Aviemore

My photos from my May trip

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18/08/2007 at 19:36
For anyone that's interested, I've uploaded my photos to Picassa for my Blair Atholl to Aviemore trip back in May http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/robinmevans/CairngormsMay07. This was my first foray into Scotland and a wonderful introduction to the Highlands. I'm hoping to go back in September to do a 4 day circuit from Aviemore with a view to doing the TGO Challenge next year.
Edited: 18/08/2007 at 19:38
18/08/2007 at 19:59
Great set of pics must return there soon.
18/08/2007 at 20:17
A walk I've thought of doing from the handy-train viewpoint. How long did you take Robin?
18/08/2007 at 20:58

It's excellent for the train (I used the sleeper from London). Be aware that the waiting room at Aviemore was closed on Sunday, so I had to wait on the station for the train. 

Blair Atholl to Aviemore is just under 40 miles and took me 2 and a half days. I pushed the first day, so I did 18 miles, but could have stopped a bit earlier (better camping sites after Loch Tilt and before Bynack Lodge). You could also camp before the Lairig Ghru, which would make it into a true 3 day trek. I didn't know how long it would take and the weather was looking a bit iffy (had a snow shower!) so I pushed through the LG and had a lazy last day. If anyone wants a first trip in the Highlands, this is highly recommended with easy transport, great scenery and easy route finding, with plenty of places to camp. Let me know if need any more info.

 My September trip will be a four day circuit from Aviemore to Strath Nethy, Glen Avon, Glen Builg, up the River Gairn, Glen Quioch, Glen Derry, Fords of Avon, east of Bynack More and back to Aviemore (I hope!).

I will also be testing some new kit

02/09/2007 at 19:51
Fantastic photos mate! Seeing the snake must have been brilliant! Thanks for sharing the experience!
08/09/2007 at 11:18

Thanks, Jamie. The snake was so well camouflaged that I almost trod on it!

09/09/2007 at 16:10
Great pictures Robin, I have put this walk on my To-Do list.
24/09/2007 at 18:43

Thanks HB. Unfortunately I had to cancel my Cairngorms trip this weekend as my wife is ill.   I'll have to wait until next year now.

15/03/2012 at 17:20
Nice pictures, did this when i was 13 with my brother and dad, brought back memories!
15/03/2012 at 18:20
Good stuff!
15/03/2012 at 22:21
Nice,pics. Robin and nice weather too.
The pic.<I'LL take the low road>If you, had taken the high road,
good track 3km.an excellent clean Bothy. All mod cons..
I'ts called "The Tarf Hotel"just a nick name.Well worth
a visit especially in foul weather.Sleeping platform etc.
GR.NN956 797.Cheers.
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