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Stob a' Choin Footbridge

Stob a' Choin Footbridge


Postby Mwell1952 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:23 pm

Does anyone know it he River Larig footbridge on the Stob a' Choin, from Inverlochlarig route has been repaired yet?
If not how easy is it to ford the river at that point.
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Re: Stob a' Choin Footbridge

Postby prog99 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:00 am

I've only been up it when the bridge was still there but I guess you could use the bridge opposite Stob Breac and head up the forest track?
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Re: Stob a' Choin Footbridge

Postby Mwell1952 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:01 pm

Thanks for the advice!
Might be worth a try, although getting out of the forest onto the hill may prove troublesome.
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Re: Stob a' Choin Footbridge

Postby jmarkb » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:34 pm

Have a look at Google satellite images - there are quite a few gaps/rides through the forestry on the W side of Glen Sgionie - failing that, it looks like following the Allt Sgionie all the way to the forest edge should work OK.
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Re: Stob a' Choin Footbridge

Postby Coop » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:59 pm

This is one Corbett I keep putting off - need ho get up there someday I suppose.
Look forward to your report when you've done it
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Re: Stob a' Choin Footbridge

Postby Mwell1952 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:53 pm

I took a look at Google Earth, thanks for the tip, that gives a more accurate view of the forest than the OS map.
I am now considering walking along southern bank of the river passing by Blaircreich, it looks like there are deciduous trees there before the dreaded Sitkas take over!
Just need to decide what day to go now.
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Re: Stob a' Choin Footbridge

Postby stirlingdavo » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:14 pm

From bitter experience I can say that following the Allt Sgionie to the forest edge is not much fun!

There is a deer fence with a stile to access the open hill but between the forest track and the fence is nothing but thick spruce and mud. This was a few years ago now but unless the forest has been felled I suspect it is still much the same.
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Re: Stob a' Choin Footbridge

Postby iain_atkinson_1986 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:22 pm

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Re: Stob a' Choin Footbridge

Postby Mwell1952 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:47 am

Another learning experience!
I now know to search the forum entries better for answers.
This report doesn't show up on the main walk page describing the walk so I thought that was that.

Many thanks to Iain et al.
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Re: Stob a' Choin Footbridge

Postby Paul Webster » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:54 am

We changed the walk description in August 2020 to include the new bridge (previously it said you had to ford)
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