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Munro's from Strawberry Cottage

Munro's from Strawberry Cottage


Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:32 pm

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lochness/Ceathreamhnan.shtml

These 3 Munro's are usually accessed from a walk in from near Chisholme Bridge in Glen Affric or from a very boggy walk in from Cluanie in Kintail, however has anyone walked in from Morvich using the Kintail / Glen Affric Way. GLW
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Re: Munro's from Strawberry Cottage

Postby rohan » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:10 pm

The Kintail Affic Way is a more attractive and less boggy path than the one in from Cluanie but a good bit longer. I don't know how it compares time wise as one I did 14 yrs ago, the other this year and I am now considerably slower. Alternatively you could walk up Gleann Coinneachain and take in Sgurr Gaorsaic as well, back out via Kintail Affric Way with a stop over at Camban bothy.
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Re: Munro's from Strawberry Cottage

Postby Scraggygoat » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:01 am

Perfectly possible to go from Morvich, mountain bike to Glen Licht house would reduce the track bashing.

Other options are;
A) The Mullardoch round
B) Mountain bike in to beyond Iron Lodge and approach from the N.
C) Acquire water wings of your choice and approach over Loch Mullardoch
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Re: Munro's from Strawberry Cottage

Postby Phil the Hill » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:39 pm

We biked and hiked in via Iron Lodge to set up a base camp at the West end of Loch Mullardoch. We then biked out again, drove round to the Mullardoch dam and walked back in over the North Mullardoch round. From the tents we then did MnD (but not SnC as the weather was bad that day). The following day we walked out over the South Mullardoch round, and biked back in to collect the tents later.

Less complicated options are available, but in those days before ultra-lightweight gear I went to great lengths to avoid carrying heavy packs over summits.
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Re: Munro's from Strawberry Cottage

Postby BlackPanther » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:59 pm

We climbed Sgurr Gaorsaic as a separate one day trip from Morvich, though we used the path up Bealach na Sgairne. There are many good spots for wild camping around Loch a'Bhealaich and further on along the river. You could easily combine the Corbett with Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan via the west top, but that route leaves An Socach as an awkwardly placed sidekick.

I must recommend the approach from Glen Affric and overnighting neat Alltbeithe, we did just that last month and enjoyed every minute :D
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Re: Munro's from Strawberry Cottage

Postby Csm8 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:04 pm

You can bike down Gleann Lichd as far as the wee house at the end before it becomes a mountain track and is a lot more ascent than from Glen Affric, though shorter. Either way is pretty fantastic though.
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