Backwater Reservoir area


As this was local walk the club had opted for transport by car. Two groups, one from Blairgowrie and the other from Alyth, set off to rendezvous at the northernmost picnic area on the east side of the reservoir, ready to setoff walking before 9.0am.

As the mountain forecast was still somewhat mixed there were no takers for the A walk but 13 opted for the B Walk and 7 for the C option.

In the event there was only one brief period of rain shortly followed by a good spell of clear weather ending in a beautiful autumnal afternoon with the hillsides showing good colour.

The going underfoot could best be described as squelchy with concerns about the various burn crossings that would have to be negotiated. It was the C Group who had the most issues having to make some high and lengthy diversions to avoid the worst bits. In the event all crossings were made without soggy slips.

The B Group made their way through the attractive Craig of Balloch and along Glen Quharity before heading up via Cairn Corse to their highpoint on Corwham (609mtrs), after a few minutes the clag lifted and heralded much better weather for the rest of the walk. The walkers then headed down through the Drumshade Plantation (largely felled) to lower ground and back to the picnic area and their waiting cars.

The C Group had started at Glenhead Farm, taking the track signposted to Glen Prosen to Hole. From there the seven followed the track north and onto Bad Buidhe, having had to cross a raging burn on the way. Bad Buidhe at 524mtrs was their high point. Heading south-west, they crossed the swollen Glendamff Burn and followed the path through Glen Damff back to Glenhead Farm.

The whole party then met at Peel Farm for refreshments where everyone enjoyed the usual high standards of service and produce. A fitting end to another great outing.

Summit of Bad Buidhe
B Group - readying for wet
Damp C group