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Beinn Talaidh

Beinn Talaidh

Postby TheTortoise » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:02 pm

Fionas included on this walk: Beinn Talaidh

Date walked: 14/10/2020

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We followed the WH route up Glen Forsa. At start of the long walk along the flat glen, new stones were being laid for forestry extraction. About half way along, the river beside the track provided a nice foreground for views of our hill.
View of our hill from Glen Forsa
At a memorial (the propellor and plaque) to a plane crash in 1945, the track turned uphill to the bothy at Tomsleidhe. There was a handy bench outside so we sat and had a snack. we followed the grassy atv track for a short distance further before heading up on a steep grassy section. It eased off after a while, but we both found the whole hill rather a slog. However the views as we got higher were excellent.
Looking down Glen Forsa out to Rum
Corra-bheinn, Cruachan Dearg and Ben More
Sgurr Dearg and Dun da Ghaoithe
Looking down Loch Ba, Ben More on lhs
We ate a slightly late lunch at the top and were lucky that the wind dropped for a while, though it was a cold day for October. There were amazing views out to Rhum and Skye, to all other Mull peaks. The sun was shining on the sea southwards. As we finished our quick lunch, the wind got up again and we descended the same way. It was much warmer lower down, and we enjoyed an apple in the sun on a wall near the bothy, before the long walk out. It was good though to do the hill from this direction, especially since we are planning to do several other Grahams from the Glen More side.
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