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The best way to get to Essan bothy?

Re: The best way to get to Essan bothy?

Postby mountain coward » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:49 pm

I see you have a really high opinion of me! :(
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Re: The best way to get to Essan bothy?

Postby bothybum » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:00 pm

now,now boys calm it down :roll:
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Re: The best way to get to Essan bothy?

Postby Essan » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:11 pm

Having been asked about the correct way to walk to Essan, I've now produced a wee map:


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For most of the way there is no path. However the Creagan an t-Sagairt / Creag Dearg ridge is dry and fairly easy going with good views all around. Note that the drop down to Essan is quite steep!
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Re: The best way to get to Essan bothy?

Postby Sunset tripper » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:19 am

Hi Essan. What about going in from the east utilising part of the WH route to the Corbett Beinn Mhic Cedidh?
something like this (see below). Any idea what these burns are like to cross generally? I've been looking at a few routes in there taking in the bothy but avoiding the railway. Cheers :D

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Re: The best way to get to Essan bothy?

Postby al78 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:53 am

How about a train to Glenfinnan, then climb Beinn Odhar Mhor, follow the ridge SW then NW to Beinn Mhic Cedidh (there might be a way up from the shore of loch Shiel). From that summit, descend along the north ridge and turn NW at a col and drop down to the loch will put you a couple of hundred meters from the bothy. I won't claim this is the easiest or best route but you do get to knock off a couple of Corbets en-route.

If the route turns out to be awful, just tell yourself it is character building. :lol:
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