Ben Gulabin is classified as a Corbett (mountain over 2500 ft) and provides an attractive backdrop for the settlement of Spittal of Glenshee.
In Gaelic, Ben Gulabin means 'Hill of the Curlew', named thoughtfully and descriptively by our ancestors who lived and worked close to the land.
Walkers reaching the summit are rewarded with excellent views down Glenshee and to surrounding larger mountains. For a longer days walking, Ben Gulabin is often combined with neighbouring hills of Carn' a Gheoidh and the Cairnwell.
Until the 18th century, wolves roamed the deep wooded glens of Scotland and struck fear into the hearts of many, to the extent that shelters or `spittals` were built in remote areas. Travellers would progress only as far as the `spittal` before nightfall, while outside the wolves howled on the chill northern wind. Think on this as you munch your scone in the comfort of the hostelry at Spittal of Glenshee.
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