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No straight rounds by Thundergay

No straight rounds by Thundergay

Postby kevsbald » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:56 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Bharrain

Date walked: 25/02/2011

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Distance: 9 km

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Having never set foot on Arran, I had booked a full weekend over in Kildonan for some nice wee hills. As I dis-embarked at Brodick, Goatfell looked lovely and I drove down to Kildonan to meet my landlady. Beautiful views across Plodda and Ailsa Craig were not really appreciated as I just wanted to get into those hills!! I could revel in that in the mornings and evenings to come. Unfortunately my wife was working :D so it meant I'd have the weekend to myself. And as it was 1400, I knew I had limited time to get up to Pirnmill and have a wee jaunt over Beinn Bharrain. I was surprised by the twisty turny roads and it took me a while to get to the wee PO road starting point, for 1500. Gadzooks, I'd need to motor if I wanted aff before supper-time. The walk through the woods and up by the waterfall was most pleasant and my objective came into view. I had decided I would tackle the mini 'A'Chir' route along the ridge to Mullach Buidhe before the main meal tomorrow of A'Chir proper! The walk up on to the bobbly knoll was a little tricky due to the huge slabs and the holes my feet kept finding. Once on to the ridge proper, it was a pleasant wee scramble along and over some massive slabs/rocks. Much fun was had and as it was nearing 1700, I was keen to hit the summit and head back down. Unfortunately, the cloud moved in and my views weren't great but this wee Graham is a fab hill. I descended back via the corrie and was back at the car before long. A final glance back before descending into the trees saw the hill in fine early evening glow. A great wee hill, which I'd fully encourage those to not miss out on, even though the Corbett caviar in Glen Rosa/Sannox is so alluring. But that would be day 2 of my Arran escapade. I'll have the Cir Royale please..

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Nice wee waterfall with Beinn Bharrain beyond
Darkness coming with some scrambling ahead
Nice pap of rock
Summit ahoy!
Beinn Bharrain in cloud and evening glow
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Re: No straight rounds by Thundergay

Postby LeithySuburbs » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:58 pm

Looks a fine afternoon out 8) . I too am an Arran virgin - something I need to rectify soon :) .
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Re: No straight rounds by Thundergay

Postby Merry-walker » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:23 pm

Beautiful Kev :D
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Re: No straight rounds by Thundergay

Postby ChrisW » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:20 pm

love that first shot with the waterfall :D
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Re: No straight rounds by Thundergay

Postby Klaasloopt » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:54 pm

You've put Arran on my radar. A gem.
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