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Beinn Bhan (Torridon) - what a gem

This is a great hill! As we started, a cuckoo was calling in the nearby trees; spring is here at last. The temperature reached 19 degrees whilst we were out - a great feeling to be out on the hills and being warm. We parked in the lay-by near the bridge just up from Tornapress, as the SMC guidebook ...
by Strathlassie
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Bhan (Torridon) - what a gem
Replies: 0
Views: 392

Re: Beinn Bhan Revisited

I've just been reading your walk report as we're hoping to go up this hill tomorrow and I know the guy in the right on your photo who had come up on the sleeper. What a small world we live in!!
by Strathlassie
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Bhan Revisited
Replies: 7
Views: 4821

Beinn Tharsuinn from Alladale - cycling and walking

Well this was an interesting hill! I'd read all the hill reports and looked at the SMC guide and in the end we opted to approach the hill from the Alladale Estate. This meant a drive about an hour from home as opposed to twenty minutes to Black Bridge. We had a beautiful spring day - warmth in the a...
by Strathlassie
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Tharsuinn from Alladale - cycling and walking
Replies: 0
Views: 360

Beware the potholes on the way to Beinn nan Eun

The forecast was quite good for this morning and so we decided on Beinn nan Eun, a hill we'd wanted to climb in December but when we got there we'd decided it was too cold. So instead we'd cycled along Loch Glass and up to the start of the walk, had our flask of coffee and cycled back. Today was no ...
by Strathlassie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beware the potholes on the way to Beinn nan Eun
Replies: 0
Views: 447

Re: Meall nan Eagan, quick graham near Dalwhinnie

Thanks for the reply. I’ll probably try again in the middle of the week and persevere and head up when I can’t keep close to the burn. The annoying thing was that I’d covered nearly half the distance to the top. I HATE having to turn back. Glad you had a good walk in glen Affric. It’s so nice to be ...
by Strathlassie
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall nan Eagan, quick graham near Dalwhinnie
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Carn a Choire Ghairbh - unfinished business

It’s a great walk. Like you, I don’t understand why people have to demolish a tiny cairn, it’s not harming anybody. I loved the fishing hut on the shores of the loch near the start of the zigzags. I met a guy where I live who used to be invited to picnics by the old Affric Lodge owners. They used to...
by Strathlassie
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn a Choire Ghairbh - unfinished business
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Meall nan Eagan, quick graham near Dalwhinnie

I tried to do this walk today but failed! Really annoying. I’d read your report, when you did the walk, were the bridges across the burn down? I couldn’t cross the burn at all. I stayed to the north side of it as you suggested but at one point I had to cross to avoid having to climb up to the 20 met...
by Strathlassie
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall nan Eagan, quick graham near Dalwhinnie
Replies: 3
Views: 605

A lovely walk from Cluanie Inn

Back in January we’d attempted to walk up Beinn Loinne from the east side but were defeated by all the fresh snow and the short days. This time we decided to walk up the hill from the west side. We parked near the Cluanie Inn and set off along the old road up to the high point. This was a nice easy ...
by Strathlassie
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A lovely walk from Cluanie Inn
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Road to nowhere

I’d been reading the SMC’S route description for this hill and then came across Gld73‘S walk report of his/her descent. We’d recently been up boggy wet hillsides, so the thought of walking up a dry path to nearly the top of the hill was irresistible. We drove from Laggan in glorious sunshine to Garv...
by Strathlassie
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Road to nowhere
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Beinn a' Chlachain - before tourists arrive for staycations!

I've been wanting to climb this hill for a while, so we decided to drive over to Applecross before tourists are allowed into the area and you get queues of camper-vans up the Bealach na Ba. There wasn't a camper-van in site, nor another car. It was a delightful drive. We parked by the Heritage Centr...
by Strathlassie
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:56 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn a' Chlachain - before tourists arrive for staycations!
Replies: 0
Views: 460

Carn a Chaochain, a great wee hill

We decided not to take our bikes for this walk as we’d read reports that you can drive quite easily to the Pony Trekking centre at Cougie. The road from Tomich to the centre is shown as an adopted road, just like the one up Glen Affric. However it couldn’t have been more different as it was unmade, ...
by Strathlassie
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:39 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn a Chaochain, a great wee hill
Replies: 0
Views: 382

Carn a Choire Ghairbh - unfinished business

I've been wanting to climb this hill for a while now so what better time to do it than before the tourist season (hopefully) starts. We didn't meet another car driving up the glen to the car park and were pleasantly surprised to see that the car park was empty - Glen Affric to ourselves! I'd been sc...
by Strathlassie
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn a Choire Ghairbh - unfinished business
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Meall Dubh - are windfarm access roads a blessing or a curse

$matches[2] $matches[2] We've been walking along windfarm access roads during the snowy and icy weather and not venturing up anything you could call a hill just in case.... SO we were quite excited for the first proper walk of the year. The weather was warmer and spring was in the air. $matches[2] ...
by Strathlassie
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall Dubh - are windfarm access roads a blessing or a curse
Replies: 0
Views: 592
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