Carn Bhac, Glen Ey and Allt Connie

It seems like it is stretching things a bit to call this another Caringorms walk, but it does lie within the Cairngorms National Park area, it also has a great panoramic view of the bulk of the Cairngorms to the north.

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Our route took us from Inverey, south up Glen Ey at first before branching off SW up a shoulder of Cairn nan Seileach. At this point a couple of showers hit us, but it was obvious by the cloud patterns moving about that these would be short lived. A traverse to a bealach (low point) between this hill and Carn Bhac was awkward and slow walking after the path and track that had brought us this far, but soon enough we were rewarded with new views to the south and south east, over other hills nearby and even a new and dramatic perspective on Beinn a Ghlo, a bit further on.

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Soon enough we were on the final walk on to the summit, over white rocks covered with a red growth. The view over to the Cairngorms opened up and the hint of cloud on the highest tops lifted too to reveal the full group of peaks with their dividing glens and corries, too wide for a single photo though!

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Continuing on a loop, we descended Carn Bhac’s NE shoulder to follow the Allt Connie back out to Glen Ey where it joins Ey Burn in a series of pretty waterfalls. A nice, remote feeling spot with, by now, warmth in the air and little in the way of breeze. We sat and enjoyed the warmth by the burn careful not to squash any adders – as I had just a minute earlier seen one in the area, a first for me.

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