Sunday, 21 April 2019

Creag na Moine Moire (Aberfeldy)

13 April 2019
Participants: Neil and Ben
Where: Creag na Moine Moire, 501m/1,642', P 64m, Tump, OS 52, NN 895 454
This Tump is south of Aberfeldy in the Griffin Forest, now an unholy combination of Sitka spruce and a wind farm. This has however provided the area with a network of tracks and a car park and seems to be a popular place for cycling. I suspect that very few visitors however make the diversion to climb this Tump, although it's not a bad viewpoint as the top is above the tree line. Despite its simplicity, I made a hash of finding it, as I had forgotten to bring a map and the turn off to the hill is not obvious with the new wind farm road. So we ended up having a longer walk along the track than intended! On the way back of course, the turn off was obvious- an old track ran up the side of an old quarry and this led in only a short distance to some radio masts. The highest point was just beyond, on the other side of a wall.
The best of the view was to the north with both Schiehallion and Faragon Hill prominent.....

To the east were the massed conifers of Griffin Forest with turbines beyond.....
Not one that I would return to but a pleasant walk nonetheless!

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