Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This 2.5Km circular path has a stepped bridge near the start of the walk which may make it difficult to complete for some people.The remainder of the walk is on crushed stone paths and forest tracks with one gentle slope of over 100m and patches where the surface is a little uneven and narrow.The car park is at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NH983087

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, November 2009 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 4More Information
Distance: 2.6 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

Full Profile

The car park entrance is on the left about a mile beyond Glenmore Forest Visitor Centre on the road to the ski centre.Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: NH 982 088

Information The car park entrance is on the left about a mile beyond Glenmore Forest Visitor Centre on the road to the ski centre.Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: NH 982 088

This is also the car park for the start of the Alt Mhor and Alt Mhor Easy Access Trails.

Information This is also the car park for the start of the Alt Mhor and Alt Mhor Easy Access Trails.

The car park consists of a circular track with parking bays off it. The start of the trail is near the last bay before the way out sign.

CarPark The car park consists of a circular track with parking bays off it. The start of the trail is near the last bay before the way out sign.

The car park consists of a circular track with parking bays off it. The start of the trail is near the last bay before the way out sign.

CarPark The car park consists of a circular track with parking bays off it. The start of the trail is near the last bay before the way out sign.

The car park consists of a circular track with parking bays off it. The start of the trail is near the last bay before the way out sign.

CarPark The car park consists of a circular track with parking bays off it. The start of the trail is near the last bay before the way out sign.

When you can see the way out sign the trail starts to the left.

CarPark When you can see the way out sign the trail starts to the left.

The trail starts to the left of the way out sign.

Start The trail starts to the left of the way out sign.

The first half of the trail is wide enough for two people to walk side by side but after the path rejoins the Alt Mhor trail near the main road it becomes narrower in several places over the return to the start.

Width The first half of the trail is wide enough for two people to walk side by side but after the path rejoins the Alt Mhor trail near the main road it becomes narrower in several places over the return to the start.

The recently installed bridge has as gentle ramp leading to it. It is wide enough for two people to cross side by side.

Obstacle The recently installed bridge has as gentle ramp leading to it. It is wide enough for two people to cross side by side.

There are excellent views of the burn from the centre of the bridge.

View There are excellent views of the burn from the centre of the bridge.

There are excellent views from the centre of the bridge.

View There are excellent views from the centre of the bridge.

The gentle ramp off the bridge leads to a wide forest road.

Obstacle The gentle ramp off the bridge leads to a wide forest road.

Once across the river the trail follows forest tracks that are wide enough for two people to walk side by side.The path is firm and stable but may be a little uneven where there are large stones or grass on the surface.

Surface Once across the river the trail follows forest tracks that are wide enough for two people to walk side by side.The path is firm and stable but may be a little uneven where there are large stones or grass on the surface.

 

Path

The surface of the track is uneven in places.

Surface The surface of the track is uneven in places.

There is a downhill slope no steeper than 8% (1:12) for about 150m.

Gradient There is a downhill slope no steeper than 8% (1:12) for about 150m.

The path begins to rise for about 150m with no gradient steeper than about 8% (1:12)

Gradient The path begins to rise for about 150m with no gradient steeper than about 8% (1:12)

Turn left at the junction of the forest tracks.

Direction Turn left at the junction of the forest tracks.

The track remains wide with a firm and even surface.

Surface The track remains wide with a firm and even surface.

 

Path

 

Path

The trail crosses a burn by a ford by there is a bridge as well. a bridge.

Obstacle The trail crosses a burn by a ford by there is a bridge as well. a bridge.

The surface on the path to the bridge is a little uneven with a short gradient of about 9% (1:11)

Gradient The surface on the path to the bridge is a little uneven with a short gradient of about 9% (1:11)

There are some over hanging branches in this area.

Clearance There are some over hanging branches in this area.

The path surface is uneven approaching the bridge.

Surface The path surface is uneven approaching the bridge.

The bridge is about 1m wide. It has a small step onto the deck.

Step The bridge is about 1m wide. It has a small step onto the deck.

Turn left off the bridge.

Direction Turn left off the bridge.

The bridge crosses a typical Cairngorm burn.

View The bridge crosses a typical Cairngorm burn.

The trail continues on a firm even path.

Path The trail continues on a firm even path.

 

Path

The conifer trees sometimes over hang the edge of the path.

Clearance The conifer trees sometimes over hang the edge of the path.

The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side though there is at least one place where its edge has been washed away by the burn.

Width The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side though there is at least one place where its edge has been washed away by the burn.

The path gives attractive views of the river, Glenmore Forest and the hills beyond.

View The path gives attractive views of the river, Glenmore Forest and the hills beyond.

 

Path

Approaching the car park at the main road there is a barrier to stop vehicles using the path.

Path Approaching the car park at the main road there is a barrier to stop vehicles using the path.

An information board gives details of the wildlife of the area and details of other walks.

Information An information board gives details of the wildlife of the area and details of other walks.

The gap at the side of the barrier is about 500mm wide.

Width The gap at the side of the barrier is about 500mm wide.

Cross the car park to the main road.

Direction Cross the car park to the main road.

Turn left on the main road and cross the bridge. The trail leaves the main road just after the bridgeAlternatively the Alt Mhor car park can be reached by following the main road for about half a mile.

Direction Turn left on the main road and cross the bridge. The trail leaves the main road just after the bridgeAlternatively the Alt Mhor car park can be reached by following the main road for about half a mile.

Take the trail to the left into the trees. The surface is a little uneven to begin with. The path is generally narrower from here back to the car park and two people may not be able to walk side by side. Also the surface is not quite as firm and even.

Surface Take the trail to the left into the trees. The surface is a little uneven to begin with. The path is generally narrower from here back to the car park and two people may not be able to walk side by side. Also the surface is not quite as firm and even.

This part of the trail is generally narrow than the forest track and the surface is not quite as firm and even.

Surface This part of the trail is generally narrow than the forest track and the surface is not quite as firm and even.

In parts this section has fine, loose stones across the whole width of the path making it less firm and stable.

Surface In parts this section has fine, loose stones across the whole width of the path making it less firm and stable.

Vegetation encroaches on the path occasionally.

Clearance Vegetation encroaches on the path occasionally.

The path narrows as it runs along the river bank.

Width The path narrows as it runs along the river bank.

The river, trees and hill beyond provide a wonderful background to the walk.

View The river, trees and hill beyond provide a wonderful background to the walk.

The path is wider in some parts but still not easy for two people to walk side by side.

Width The path is wider in some parts but still not easy for two people to walk side by side.

There is a short section with an excessive cross gradient towards the river.

Gradient There is a short section with an excessive cross gradient towards the river.

On leaving the river and heading back towards the car park the path surface is irregular with clumps of grass in places.

Surface On leaving the river and heading back towards the car park the path surface is irregular with clumps of grass in places.

There are sections with fine loose stones that are almost sandy.

Surface There are sections with fine loose stones that are almost sandy.

The surface becomes more compacted where it narrows.

Surface The surface becomes more compacted where it narrows.

 

Path

The surface has uneven areas where large stones stick up from the surface.

Surface The surface has uneven areas where large stones stick up from the surface.

The path surface is irregular with clumps of grass in places.

Path The path surface is irregular with clumps of grass in places.

The path surface is irregular with clumps of grass in places.

Surface The path surface is irregular with clumps of grass in places.

 

Path

This is another short section with an uneven surface.

Surface This is another short section with an uneven surface.

 

Path

The path leads directly back to the car park.

Direction The path leads directly back to the car park.

Once back at the car park turn left to return to the parking bay by the way out sign.

CarPark Once back at the car park turn left to return to the parking bay by the way out sign.

The car park consists of a circular track with parking bays off it. The start of the trail is near the last bay before the way out sign.

CarPark The car park consists of a circular track with parking bays off it. The start of the trail is near the last bay before the way out sign.

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