Torridon panorama from Seana Mheallan

Sub 2000s: Seana Mheallan

Date walked: 25/03/2015

Time taken: 2.75 hours

Distance: 9.5km

Ascent: 510m

Sub 2k Marilyns: Seana Mheallan
Date: 25/03/2015.
Distance: 9.5km.
Ascent: 550m.
Time taken: 2 hours, 45 minutes.
Weather: Sunny, warm, clear

Renewing a water main to a dozen houses in Kinlochewe is not the sort of job that the Civil Engineering industry uses to promote itself to the graduates and potential high flyers of the world. Even the unglamorous water part of the industry would see it as mundane stuff. But on a sunny spring morning, I couldn't imagine being anywhere better. You can keep your High Speed 2's, Burj Khalifa's and Hong Kong airports - I've got this one :wink: .

Meeting over at 11:30, I fancied that I had time for a couple of hours on the hills somewhere. Slioch and Beinn Eighe were too ambitious, and even the Kinlochewe Corbetts or Sgurr Dubh would be pushing it a bit, with a need to get back to the office later on. But Seana Mheallan was just about the right size for a lunchtime stroll. After the weekend's War and Peace report, I'll keep this one short on words.

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I started from the carpark adjacent to Ling Hut, followed the stalkers path behind the hut for a short while, then broke out onto the NE ridge. The going was heathery, wet and slippery in places, interspersed with easy walking on sandstone slabs. Passing the eastern top, there was a little up and down past lochans and crags to the true summit, which overlooked Loch Torridon. Perfect lunch break material.

Liathach from Lochan an Iasgair:

Coinneach Mhor of Beinn Eighe:

Ling Hut:

Eastern Beinn Eighe:

Am Fasarinen pinnacles:

Spidean a’ Choire Leith:

From the NE ridge of Seana Mheallan:

Summit and lochan, with Beinn na h-Eaglaise behind:

Sgorr nan Lochain Uaine, Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh:

Meall Dubh and Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine:

The top:

Sgorr nan Lochain Uaine, Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh:

Loch Torridon, Trotternish hills on the horizon:

Mullach an Rathain:

To get back to the car, I dropped SE across the plateau towards Lochan Neimhe, then over numerous heathery moraine lumps to pick up the stalkers path again. This isn't called Coire a' Cheud Chnoc (corrie of a hundred bumps) for nothing. Back onto my outward route and the car, feeling more than a bit smug and self-satisfied on the drive home 8)

Spidean a’ Choire Leith:

Pinnacles again:

East to the Fannaichs and Fionn Bheinn:



Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh:


Beinn Eighe and Ling Hut:

Reflections of Coinneach Mhor:

…and Liathach:

Spidean a’ Choire Leith:

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Comments: 4

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Attachment(s) Munros: Sgurr nan Coireachan (Glenfinnan), Sgurr Thuilm
Grahams: An Stac, Glas-charn, Meith Bheinn
Sub 2000s: Druim a'Chuirn
Date walked: 22/03/2015
Distance: 41km
Ascent: 3600m
Comments: 4
Views: 159

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Ben Horn, Creag an Amalaidh
Date walked: 10/03/2015
Distance: 6.5km
Ascent: 560m
Views: 140

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 08/03/2015
Distance: 22km
Ascent: 950m
Comments: 5
Views: 390

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Meall na h-Eilrig
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Ascent: 620m
Comments: 3
Views: 216

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Ben Donich, The Brack
Date walked: 06/02/2015
Distance: 20km
Ascent: 1340m
Comments: 15
Views: 799

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Creag nan Clag, Tom Bailgeann
Date walked: 01/02/2015
Distance: 48km
Ascent: 915m
Comments: 2
Views: 220

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Attachment(s) Munros: Bynack More, Cairn Gorm
Date walked: 17/01/2015
Distance: 21km
Ascent: 1350m
Comments: 6
Views: 657

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 03/01/2015
Distance: 12km
Ascent: 530m
Views: 179

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: The Fara
Date walked: 30/12/2014
Distance: 14km
Ascent: 810m
Comments: 4
Views: 304


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