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An Evening Double - Tullich & Bhreac from Glen Douglas!!

Grahams: Beinn Bhreac (Loch Lomond), Tullich Hill

Date walked: 16/04/2015

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 10km

Ascent: 1000m

Last Thursday I walked five of the Luss Grahams from Glen Fruin, a walk that was pretty tough but hugely enjoybale. Having previously walked the Glen Striddle Horseshoe from Luss it left the two Northern Grahams of Tullich Hill & Beinn Bhreac to complete the Luss eight.

The joys of lighter evenings meant I took advantage of a lie in and had an easy morning. I kept an eye on the forecast and with traffic in mind too I left Glasgow 2.30pm. The drive up Glen Douglas is wonderful, although eyes must be kept firmly on the very narrow single track road...I was thinking my next visit up here would be on my bicycle :)

There's a parking area you really can't miss, its 600m before the farm and a house. Depending on your route of choice you either head along the track and by the house aiming for Tullich Hill or from the car park head up left of the tree line if doing Beinn Bhreac first, or on its own...I headed for Tullich Hill.

Tullich Hill & the Cottage. An older couple were siting in the garden taking in the views & sunshine, exchanged a few words before setting on my way.
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Pick a line and go for it - pathless ascent to Tullich
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Looking back down the Glen, the cottage in view with Beinn Bhreac left of the wooded area...my finishing route.
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Getting higher - nearly there! I was sweating big time at this point, it was a warm evening...
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As you reach the summit the views across to the Arrochar Alps opens up, and what views - stunning! It was a very different viewing angle as usually I find myself in amongst the Alps.
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Summit - looking NW to Arrochar
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Summit - Looking South down Loch Long and to some of the Luss Grahams I did last week.
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Changed my wet top, I'd do this again twice, and Sat here for 30 minutes...simply enjoying the peace, tranquility & stunning views. There was little wind, the sun was strong, there was no sign of other humans...this was bliss :)

Eventually got going and headed NE for the Graham top of Beinn Bhreac which was Ben Reoch. Some nice water features along the way...
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Underfoot was wet & boggy, as it would be for the rest of the walk, but I wasn't caring much as had my sealskinz on & trail runners. So good to wander the hills not wearing big boots...unless its winter :wink:

Views to Arrochar.
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Common Lizard...can't believe this was 8ft long :shock: :o :crazy: 8) :lol:
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Ben Reoch ahead - there are metal posts to aid direction. Again pathless but good fun.
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Views to Arrochar from down in the glen.
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As I get higher the views start to open up - Loch Long with Ben Arthur & Beinn Narnain towering above it.
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Loch Lomond now coming into view...
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With such wonderful views, and the sun keeping me warm, I was soon at the summit of Ben Reoch.
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Views SE to my next target Beinn Bhreac which was 2km across the plateau. Took 5 minutes here then set off...
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More water features!
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The ridge to Bhreac...and a sheep!
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Some deer looking my way inquisitively..."there's another one of them human creatures - strange lot them"!!
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Views SW back to BR & The Alps.
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North East - Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond & Crainlarich hills.
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East - taking in all of Loch Lomond.
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South to the Luss Grahams.
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And me getting in the way....
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Sat here for at least 30 minutes soaking it all in. Probably the best views I've seen of Loch lomond. The photos here have been cropped for the forum and look much better in full (and fullscreen), especially the pano ones. Can be viewed here...
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There was a couple of great spots here for a summit camp...I quickly text my mate Woodsy to inform him :shock:

Didn't really want to leave this spot but time was catching up so headed SW to pick up the tree line...
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Nice views of the setting sun whilst desecnding from BB
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Got back to the car at 8.30pm, very happy indeed :D

This is a belter of a walk, be even better once dry underfoot but don't let that put you off, and one which I'll do again. Twice in the last week I've done walks just 45 minutes drive from Glasgow, and near Loch lomond, but they've been very peaceful and could be anywhere really.

I'm now looking at a route to tackle the 8 Grahams in one day...great training for compleating these munros :wink:

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2015

Trips: 7
Distance: 85.8 km
Ascent: 7718m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 3
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2014

Trips: 12
Distance: 137.5 km
Ascent: 10445m
Munros: 10
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1

2013

Trips: 13
Distance: 289.6 km
Ascent: 20832m
Munros: 17
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 2
Hewitts: 4
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2012

Trips: 7
Distance: 149.8 km
Ascent: 13320m
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Corbetts: 4
Hewitts: 5
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2011

Trips: 28
Distance: 660.28 km
Ascent: 42025m
Munros: 67
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2010

Trips: 11
Distance: 246 km
Ascent: 21161m
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