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Re: Probably a request you've never had before, Walkhighland

Postby spiderwebb » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:46 pm

Inspiring achievement that first munro, but when you decide on your next, don't keep it to yourself :D I for one would be more than happy to accompany you guys :D
On the question of hills, and I know its a fair trot from your patch, but there are a number of spectacular ones in Assynt, don't be put off by their lack of munro status, they punch above weight in terms of grandeur :D
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Re: Probably a request you've never had before, Walkhighland

Postby jupe1407 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:08 am

Alteknacker wrote:
It's probably a longish drive, but you will be driving through inspiring country....

Good luck, and whichever ones you do, be sure to write a report :thumbup:


It's also a fine reason to visit the Applecross Inn 8)
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Re: Probably a request you've never had before, Walkhighland

Postby basscadet » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:03 am

I'm going to give Meall Buidhe (glen Lyon) a shout - a good quickie :D
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Re: Probably a request you've never had before, Walkhighland

Postby Pedro Munro » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:45 pm

Thanks everyone. You certainly have provided me with plenty of options and I'll let you know how we go.
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Re: Probably a request you've never had before, Walkhighland

Postby Jaxter » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:50 am

The Arrochar Alps are fantastic. Beinn an Lochain can't was about 7km if I remember rightly, and Ben Donich I think is even less as you can start from so high up! Not munros but much better hills than most munros anyway :wink:
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Re: Probably a request you've never had before, Walkhighland

Postby Emmanuelle » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:15 pm

How about Mount Keen? A good track all the way.

Another lovely hill to consider is Ben A'an, only 450m but has a proper hill aspect and the views from the top are stupendous (Loch Katrine, Ben Venue, Ben Lui, etc etc). However, once out of the woodlands, it is a wee bit steep and rocky, but it's short of a scramble, so I don't know how you'd cope with that.

All the hills in the Ben Lawers group start from about 400m, so you could aim for Meall nan Tarmachan and just come back down. If you still have energy, walk along the ridge to the next top and you can come off there.
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Re: Probably a request you've never had before, Walkhighland

Postby Elaine » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:15 pm

What about taking the train to the very remote Corrour Station (made more famous by Trainspotting) then trying Beinn na Lap?
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Re: Probably a request you've never had before, Walkhighland

Postby Fairweather Softie » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:44 pm

How about Tinto, not far from Glasgow, starts straight from car park and clear path to the top. Must be about 4 miles but so not sure if that's a bit much.
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Re: Probably a request you've never had before, Walkhighland

Postby PeatDownMan » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:34 pm

Geal Charn - my recollection is that it can get pretty boggy in the middle - but if you stay on the land rover track up to the bealach you are on easy ground and a straightforward ascent - and a fabulous view even if you don't go all the way to the top.
Beinn na Lap - If you fancy the train ride to Corrour, tThere's certainly a good track to the foot, and it's often used as a charity walk, so should be OK.
Ben Chonzie has a good track up to firm ground, and also straightforward.
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Re: Probably a request you've never had before, Walkhighland

Postby meangarry » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:30 pm

This is slightly outside the remit, however since you have a willing helper in your brother, why not ask him to carry a tent and camping gear? That way you increase your options, can rest up overnight with an amazing summit camp, then descend the following morning.
As someone said earlier, the hills are for everyone. Get out and enjoy them. Write up a trip report too, you may inspire other people to challenge themselves too. :thumbup:
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