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Ben Griam Beg & Ben Griam Mor

Ben Griam Beg & Ben Griam Mor


Postby Les Sutherland » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:00 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Ben Griam Beg, Ben Griam Mor

Date walked: 25/02/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 14 km

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Ben Griam Mor from the road

I parked approx 500 meters east of the turn of for the Gavault Hotel in a parking place on the north side of the road and walked back 100 meters west to the track to Loch Coire nam Mang.
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Track to Loch Coire nam Mang.

Follow the track north for approx 1.5km where there is a small wooden bridge over the ditch beside the track and head east up the obvious ridge to the summit
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Ben Griam Beg from Ben Griam Mor

From the summit i headed directly towards Ben Griam Beg which was a bit steep in places it would be better to head slightly towards Loch Druim a Chiliabhain to miss some of the steeper sections.There is a small burn at about 240 meters that required a run and jump to cross and for a few hundred meters it is a bit boggy until you gain some height.
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Ben Griam Beg

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Remains of pictish fort one of the highest in Britain

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Morven and Scarabens

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Looking back to Ben Griam Mor from Beg summit

From the summit it was just a case of dropping down to the lochs and following them around until you regain the track south of the boat hut on Loch Coire nam Mang and follow it back to the road.
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The white building is theGavault Hotel recently voted in the top 10 places in the world to get away from it all.


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Les Sutherland
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Re: Ben Griam Beg & Ben Griam Mor

Postby malky_c » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:33 pm

:thumbup: :thumbup: Good to see a report on these hills - I have them in my sights for some point in the not too distant future :)

Empty looking up that way. Also hoping to do Ben Armine at some point this year - siimilar sort of landscape I think.
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Re: Ben Griam Beg & Ben Griam Mor

Postby Les Sutherland » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:36 pm

Hi Malky
I did Ben Armine last summer the terrain was very similar apart from the 10k cycle each way.I have thought about cycling in the same road and doing Ben Kilbreck :problem: once i get a softer seat for my bike.
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Re: Ben Griam Beg & Ben Griam Mor

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:48 pm

looks a cracking walk this :)
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Re: Ben Griam Beg & Ben Griam Mor

Postby takoronga » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:38 pm

Hi Les, thanks for posting the route for this. Did the two yesterday, lovely sunny day although was bit slower than you, I blame it on carting half the bog with me after falling in. :?
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Re: Ben Griam Beg & Ben Griam Mor

Postby foggieclimber » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:55 pm

Great to see a report for these hills.
Useful to see terrain as I am thinking about camping on one of these in not too distant future.
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Re: Ben Griam Beg & Ben Griam Mor

Postby Les Sutherland » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:52 pm

Hi Takoronga
It was very boggy between them i went on my backside myself a few times i had a 30mph back wind i think thats why i made good time.I was looking over at them today from Ben Horn thats is another good shorter walk then to the trawler chip shop in Golspie for the best fish and chips in the north.

Hi Foggieclimber
Id always wanted to do these since i saw them from Kilbreck a few years ago from the west they look like perfect triangles .There is plenty places to camp
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Re: Ben Griam Beg & Ben Griam Mor

Postby magicdin » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:29 pm

Interesting report - watched a film this morning (RSPB) about the Forsinard area
These hills were prominent in the film
Hoping to go up to Sutherland/Caithness next month and now fancy going to these two hills
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