Ben Chonzie and Auchnafree Hillby Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com May/2012
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A circuit of the Loch Turret skyline gives a longer and more challenging alternative to the standard Munroist's route up Ben Chonzie from Glen Turret. There's nothing particularly spectacular about these rolling hills, except for the wide-ranging views, but this Munro/Corbett pairing will appeal to fans of lonely moorland walking. Look out for hares - these hills are hopping with them.
Distance: 11.30 miles (18.18 km)
Total ascent: 1,054m
Steepest Gradient: 37% (1 in 3)
Time: 6 – 7 hours (Walking)
Car park near the Loch Turret dam - reached via the rough single-track road up Glen Turret from Hosh, NN820264
A mix of vehicle tracks, hill paths and pathless peat bog - Auchnafree Hill is harder going than Ben Chonzie.
Would make a good ski tour.
Weather and Hill Conditions:
mwis: Cairngorms & Monadhliath – Met Office: West Highlands
Bus from Perth to Crieff, but then it's quite a walk to Loch Turret.
The Munros, SMC
The Corbetts, SMC
OS Explorer 368 (1:25,000), OS Explorer 379 (1:25,000), OS Landranger 52 (1:50,000), OS Landranger 51 (1:50,000)
Comrie Croft hostel, camping and group accommodation
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