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Cairngorms Walks

Loch an Eilein

The island castle on Loch an Eilein

Date: 22nd May 2005
Distance: 3.4 miles
Ascent: 290 feet
Time: 1 hours 45 mins
With: Lisa, Val and Dave
Start Grid Ref: NH898085

Walk Summary:
A gentle anti-clockwise circuit of the beautiful Loch an Eilein.

Route Summary: A straightforward anti-clockwise circuit of Loch an Eilein


1. Loch an Eilein

Loch an Eilein

2. Lisa by Loch an Eilein

Lisa by Loch an Eilein

3. The island castle on Loch an Eilein

The island castle on Loch an Eilein

4. Loch Gamhna

Loch Gamhna

5. A large and rather hirsute Highland bull

A large and rather hirsute Highland bull

Walk Detail: After a visit to the Highland Wildlife Park in the morning we went for this nice stroll around Loch an Eilein with its picturesque island castle.

Lisa and Val had briefly visited the loch the day before whilst Dave and I had been 'enjoying' our epic ealk up on to Ben Macdui. They both thought it most attractive so were only too happy to go back when I said there was a path all the way around it.

It was a very pleasant little walk although a lot of it was spent on woodland paths without a clear view of the Loch itself. At the southern end there was also a short cameo from the smaller Loch Gamhna. For some reason I didn't make any notes about this walk at the time so looking back on it seven years later there is not much else I can say really except that we all enjoyed it and that it proved to be a perfect way of stretching out my aching leg muscles from the previous day.

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