Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Creag na Sroine - 17 April

Creag na Sroine sits above Stronetoper on the west side of Glen Feshie. Coming here was a "last minute" decision which meant no research on routes until walking down the glen. A fairly unconvincing track climbs from Stronetoper in the direction of the summit but whether it reaches the summit or not cannot be determined at the bottom.

Heather-bashing is rarely an attractive option and today is no exception so after crossing the river from Achlean we followed the road up the glen to reach the track that climbs back over the shoulder of Creag na Sroine. Eventually it becomes a path and about 500M away from the summit we followed a firebreak to the summit. Low clouds and restricted views made this a bit of joyless trudge but the three deer running immediately in front of us, twice, made it a worthwhile.

A bitter wind drove from the summit while gathering, heavy clouds persuaded us to follow an old track back towards Glen Feshie. This turned out to be the track rising from Stronetoper which saved a great deal of time and avoided a serious soaking because we were only minutes from the car when the heavy rain arrived.

Achlean

Upper Glen Feshie

Lower Glen Feshie

Creag na Sroine Summit looking towards the Cairngorm plateau

Stronetoper 

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