Coire an t-Sneachda

Adopted by Raymond and Joan

This is a popular and very accessible route leading from the Cairngorm Mountain car park into Coire an t-Sneachda. It is a good, well-made path which is very scenic so it offers easy and enjoyable walking. A wide range of different users utilise the path. These include hill walkers making for Cairn Lochan and the Cairngorm plateau as well as rock and ice climbers accessing the many routes on the cliffs within the corrie. In addition the ease of access from the car park mean that many casual visitors use the lower part of the path to gain some experience of being in the grandeur of the Cairngorms. Views from the path are excellent both north across Rothiemurchus and the Spey Valley as well as south to the cliffs and boulder fields of the Coire itself.

Mapping

Problem(s) detail

Requires Attention

Blocked drainage feature

Drainage channel becoming blocked with sediment and vegetation. Grid reference 98864 05932


Lat: 57.1332583, Lng: -3.6725611
Requires Attention

Blocked drainage feature

Cross drain becoming blocked with sediment and vegetation. Grid reference 98846 05919


Lat: 57.1331639, Lng: -3.6728639
Requires Attention

Other

Several cross drains in the vicinity of this photo are becoming choked with moss at upstream side. Looks like this could become a problem but easily resolved if cleared at this stage.


Lat: 57.1317444, Lng: -3.6749389
Requires Attention

Path Widening

Seems to be a developing element of path widening on the upslope side of the path at various locations in the area of this photo.


Lat: 57.1270056, Lng: -3.6749583
Requires Attention

Blocked drainage feature

Cross drain blocked with sediment.


Lat: 57.1247333, Lng: -3.6741222
Requires Attention

Surface Issues

Plastic mesh underlay exposed due to surface erosion of the path. Approximately 1.0 m x 0.5 m of plastic mesh exposed in middle of path. Looks likely to develop further without attention. Grid ref 98758 04960


Lat: 57.1244139, Lng: -3.6739583
Requires Attention

Surface Issues

Further erosion of path surface leading to exposure of plastic mesh. Slightly up hill (50m) from previously recorded problem


Lat: 57.1246194, Lng: -3.6737639

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