Walk: Corwharn from the Cat's back

[Good views open up immediately on the ascent to Cat Law]

The rolling hills surrounding Cat Law hide Glen Prosen away from passing crowds. Piecing together broad ridges and grassy tracks behind the summit creates a mostly easy-going circuit to lower Corwharn which delivers with views what it lacks in drama. Towards the end of the lengthy but beautiful return through the Glen Quharity to the start, keep an eye out for (private) Balintore Castle on the hill above Balintore - derelict until recently but now being restored to its former grandeur.

[Friendly faces in Glen Quharity]

Name: Walk: Corwharn from the Cat's back ☆☆☆
Length: 19 km / 12 miles
Ascent: 740 metres
Main summits: Cat Law (671 metres, Graham); Corwharn (611 metres, sub-2000')
Points of interest: Balintore Castle
Start / finish: Space for a few cars on minor road at front gate to Balintore Castle, G.R.: NO 296587 / ignore kite shop

Route: Start - Knowehead of Auldallan - Cat Law - Cormaud - Hill of Glendye - Tarapetmile - Cairn Corse - Corwharn - return to Cairn Corse - Long Drum - Glen Quharity - Balintore - start
Terrain: Good hill tracks, although rougher around Tarapetmile, followed by a steep descent to the Meikle Burn and re-ascent to Cairn Corse. Tarmac for return down Glen Quharity.
Wildlife today: Horses, sheep with newborn lambs and pheasants on lower sections.
Weather today: Sunshine and scattered clouds, with just a few spots of rain from nearby passing showers. Still lots of snow on higher hills; smoke in surrounding glens from controlled heather burning.

[Looking north from the summit of Cat Law]


Route credit: Walkhighlands

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