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Re: To An Stac up lonely Glen Pean

I've been looking at this approach to An Stac for a while, your report will be very useful! Glad to hear there is some kind of path along the loch - always makes things easier. These remote Grahams can be a real pain in the backside :lol: We have recently bagged Creag Ghuanach. Not only was it a lo...
by TheTortoise
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: To An Stac up lonely Glen Pean
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Meith Bheinn from Arienskill

I was a bit worried about this hill, partly because the amount of descent involved from and back to Arienskill added to the hill itself might make it painful for my arthritic knee, and partly because other people's blogs and the SMC guide didn't inspire too much confidence about the river crossing i...
by TheTortoise
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meith Bheinn from Arienskill
Replies: 0
Views: 208

An easy day on Meall Blair

A very late start after a long day out the day before. We started from the Hydro Hut at Arcabhi, and followed the steep hydro track northwards - fine for an ascent but too many loose stones for an easy descent. Splendid views opened up westwards along Loch Arkaig. $matches[2] We found the track junc...
by TheTortoise
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An easy day on Meall Blair
Replies: 0
Views: 130

To An Stac up lonely Glen Pean

Everyone seems to spend a long time debating the best way to bag this hill, and we were no exception. I'd have loved to have bagged this hill while we could still carry camping kit, or if it was still possible to hire a boat ride to Oban. In the end we decided that the best route for us was along Gl...
by TheTortoise
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: To An Stac up lonely Glen Pean
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Stob an Eas, dodging logging and road closures

We'd tried to do this hill a short while ago, only to find that the road (and the forest track too it turned out) was closed for logging during the week. So we were very pleased that we managed to be in the area on a Saturday. We drove up the road and parked at the end of the track. We had to dodge ...
by TheTortoise
Sat May 01, 2021 10:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Stob an Eas, dodging logging and road closures
Replies: 0
Views: 250

Beinn Mhor from Benmore Gardens

It was cold and sunny in the morning, with clouds and possibly hail due in the afternoon. Our lighter gear worn a week earlier was replaced by lots of warm clothes. However Cowal was supposed to have the best of the weather, and it was not too far for the two days that we had free. We chose the long...
by TheTortoise
Sat May 01, 2021 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Mhor from Benmore Gardens
Replies: 0
Views: 229

Plan B invented in 2 minutes.

It seems rather strange writing a trip report again here, after a lockdown interval. Having tried out our hillwalking legs on Ben Venue, a hill with a path, we ventured into Argyll for the day to actually get our first tick (I hope only the Graham type) since October. We planned to go up Stob an Eas...
by TheTortoise
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Plan B invented in 2 minutes.
Replies: 0
Views: 324

Re: The Alladale Trigpoint

m3doc wrote:Hi!
How did you get your bikes past the locked Alladale estate gate? Would I be able to get my e-bike through?
Malcolm

We didn't meet any locked gates on the cycle section, just one on the hill. An ebike would be great for the ride in and out. Enjoy your day!
by TheTortoise
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Alladale Trigpoint
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Oh I do like to be beside the sealside

Breaking my 'post Grahams only' rule to add a recent report of the superb Brora to Golspie walk. I see an earlier report mentions landslides and awkward rocks (not sure where), but we had no problems in 2020. I recommend walking, as we did, when the tide has been falling for a while, and then the fi...
by TheTortoise
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Oh I do like to be beside the sealside
Replies: 0
Views: 297

Cruach Choiredail from the East

Parking is very limited in Glen More, especially since there was mast building going on on parts of the old road. We decided to use the car park which is almost at the head of the glen. We had intended to go up Ben Buie, but the clouds were sitting at about 600m. They were probably going to clear la...
by TheTortoise
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cruach Choiredail from the East
Replies: 0
Views: 333

Twin peaks of Mull

A day of high grey cloud, with a light but cold wind. The two peaks of Cruachan Dearg and Corra-bheinn are marked with the same height, 704m, but a survey in 2016 makes Corra-bheinn the higher. We had seen these two peaks the previous day from Beinn Talaidh and the round of the pair looked attractiv...
by TheTortoise
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Twin peaks of Mull
Replies: 0
Views: 333

Beinn Talaidh

We followed the WH route up Glen Forsa. At start of the long walk along the flat glen, new stones were being laid for forestry extraction. About half way along, the river beside the track provided a nice foreground for views of our hill. DSCN4318.jpg At a memorial (the propellor and plaque) to a pla...
by TheTortoise
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Talaidh
Replies: 0
Views: 367

Re: Beinn Bheag (Cowal)

Many thanks for your report, we were trying to find easy hill access to Beinn Bheag and your report helped us have a successful day!
by TheTortoise
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:38 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Bheag (Cowal)
Replies: 3
Views: 3731

Re: The Lauder Forest walks and Creag Tharsuinn

Many thanks for this interesting report. It was good to know there is an easy way to get to and from the bealach. We had a good day out using this hill access.
by TheTortoise
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Lauder Forest walks and Creag Tharsuinn
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Clouds and fences in Glen Douglas

Leaving the car in the parking area, we took an atv track sloping up the hill past the forest. We chose to do the loop this way round because I was hoping to get an interesting cloud inversion above Loch Lomond. We kept on the track beyond the forest, it was heading uphill and a bit to the left. DSC...
by TheTortoise
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Clouds and fences in Glen Douglas
Replies: 0
Views: 401
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