OS Map No (Landranger 1:50,000)
OS Map No (Explorer 1:25,000)
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Notes on Back Pain
Route time approx: 4 hours.
Total ascent: 498m
Having walked Long Goat and Cat Law many times over the years then back to the car by the same route, I have never felt up to tackling the slightly longer circular walk that takes in the Crandard, then dropping to the glen and following a track that end on the main road opposite the ‘Muir of Pearsie’. I was up to the challenge this time though.
From Cat Law there is no direct path that allows you to pick up the track that runs South of Cat Law leading to the Crandard and is is necessary to take a direct bearing and walk through the grass/heather.
The drop from the Crandard is quite relentless, but once back to the glen it is easy going all the way back to the car.
I noted some times along the way….
- Started at 9.10.
- At the top of Cat Law for 10.45.
- Left Cat Law at 11.10.
- Left Crandard at 11.38.
- Back at car for 13.02.
Date of Ascent: 27/05/18
Parking: North from Muir of Pearsie. Parking on grass verge (space for 2 cars).
Car parking Landranger Grid Ref at: NO 3545 6189 | 258m
Cat Law Landranger Grid Ref: NO 3191 6106 | 668m (671m?)
Time Taken: 3 hrs 10mins
Only my 2nd hill walk in after a long break and struggled so much, I felt like turning back on reaching Long Goat. After a seat and a Muller Rice felt a bit better and thought I should make the attempt to get to Cat Law. Glad I did as seemed to get a 2nd-wind. Continued to the summit of Cat law and not a soul to be seen.
Returned by route of ascent, and as always the walk from Long Goat to the gate exiting the field felt like a very long way.
Me & Jas boy again. Left a grey Forfar to get to totally clear hill tops. Once up high, looking South to Forfar & Kirrie was just a sea of cloud.
Date : 24/04/16
Tarsh Collapsed on Walk to Cat Law so we turned back.
Great day, some sun and not much wind. Met couple and their teenager daughter at top from Kirriemuir.