AMRT Sponsored Walk 2017
This year’s sponsored walk will be our 46th and it will take place on Mar Lodge Estate on Saturday 3rd June. The walk will provide walkers with an opportunity to sample a route which incorporates some of the best mountain views in the Cairngorms.
The route starts at the Linn of Dee and heads west along the north side of the Dee towards the White Bridge. At this point walkers will turn north and follow the path on the east side of the Dee up past the “Chests of Dee” and into the mouth of the Lairig Ghru. As walkers approach the path crossing the southern shoulder of Carn a Mhaim they will be treated to spectacular views of the mountains on both sides of the Lairig. This is a stunning spot which offers unrivalled views of some of the Cairngorm’s highest mountains including Ben Macdui, Cairn Toul and the Devils Point. From this vantage point walkers will then turn east and follow the path as it descends to the Luibeg bridge and the wonderful stand of ancient pines trees at the “Robbers Copse”. From here the route then follows Glen Luibeg down to the Team’s base at Derry Lodge where refreshments will be available.
Following a welcome break at Derry, walkers will then follow the Lui down to the Black Bridge and then up and across the old and little used path running south east to Mar Lodge.
This almost circular route will provide walkers with a great opportunity to glimpse the high tops of the Cairngorms, and also to experience the remoteness of the Lairig Ghru and the tranquillity and beauty of Glen Luibeg.
As always refreshments will be provided at the end of the walk, and the backdrop of Mar Lodge should make for a memorable conclusion to what we are sure will be a great day out.
We really appreciate the support we get from walkers and hope you can join us on our 2017 walk raising vital funds for mountain rescue.