The Loch Lochy Munros
by Scott69 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:21 pm
Route description: Loch Lochy Munros from Kilfinnan
Munros included on this walk: Meall na Teanga, Sron a'Choire Ghairbh
Date walked: 05/03/2011
Time taken: 7 hours
Distance: 19 km
Ascent: 1190mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Parked the car on a nice morning just before the bridge at Kilfinnan farm and along with the good lady Auds we jumped on the bikes and headed along the forest track,the track was a long slow uphill but with an obvious benefit for the return
Took the right fork and kept on till the start of the track up the Cam Bhealach,marked by a solitary boot sitting on a rock
Locked the bikes and headed up the Bhealach.
We reached the top of the Bhealach and after a quick roll decided to go for Meall na Teanga first,though it makes no difference what one you choose if doing this route.
Skirted around Meall Dubh and and headed up to Teangas north ridge and a nice easy walk to the summit cairn,the weather had closed in a little at the top so didn't get great views,ah well not for the first time
Heading back down the the cloud lifted again and we wandered back down to the Bhealach and got ready to head up Sron a'Choire Ghairbh.
There is a rather excellent stalkers path most of the way up and it really does take the sting out of it as it gently zig zags you most of the way and it's then just a short walk to the summit.
Heading back down we met an older chap in his sixties heading up and we passed the time of day with him and headed back down to the forest track,I looked back and saw him reaching the Bhealach and a good couple of ks behind us,reached the bikes again shortly afterwards and he appeared right behind us ,that was a blow to any illusions of hill fitness
Was then a nice downhill run all the way back to the car,all in all a cracking day on the hills
Cheers to the good lady for the pics as well,hers are always better than mine.
by kevsbald » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:33 pm
by audreywaugh » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:10 pm
I too think women take better pics but most men would disagree with me !!!
by LeithySuburbs » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:28 pm
Scott69 wrote:This is my first attempt at a walk report so go easy on me good folk of Walkhighlands!
Aw, we're a nice bunch really... save for a few troublemakers .
No need for you to worry anyway - a really enjoyable report and not too long that I can't be bothered reading it all .
by Graeme D » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:33 pm
by LJgee » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:42 pm
by fingeez » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:55 pm
Nice report with some fine pics
had my own illusions of fitness shattered by the oldies aswell, last year on the carn mairg circuit, seen what i thought was 2 fit young chaps running up a fair ways behind me towards the end of the walk, well within a few minutes they were passing me by giving a little nod as they did so, and turned out they must have been 60-65 minimum, pure grey hair the lot and looking fresh as a daisy lol
by rockhopper » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:18 pm
think I've got the same calendar.....Beinn a'Bheithir next month, Beinn Alligin last monthfingeez wrote:The name caught my eye as its the current title of my callendar for the month
by fingeez » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:29 pm
by Border Reiver » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:33 pm
by rockhopper » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:44 pm
ahh...but none with white outs !fingeez wrote:haha thats the one rockhopper have you noticed how theres only like 3 months with no snow in them?
by Scott69 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:21 pm
Border Reiver wrote:Enjoyed your report & pics. Did you have to pay to park? At the time we climbed them, I heard that the local farmer was charging walkers to park on land that was public highway anyway.
I didn't have to pay,by all accounts he came to agreement with the local council and parking is now free
I assume this to be true as he was messing around on his tractor and seemed fine.
by PeteR » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:53 pm
It's true about the farmer. Parking now free. I was there at New Year and he was moving sheep about. Seemed nice enough to me
Need to get back to these hills though, as the after affects of flu over christmas meant I only had energy to crawl up one hill that day
by Magoo82 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:08 pm
rockhopper wrote:Great first report Scott - think I missed this one the first time roundthink I've got the same calendar.....Beinn a'Bheithir next month, Beinn Alligin last monthfingeez wrote:The name caught my eye as its the current title of my callendar for the month
Me too! Xmas pressie from my folks!
I'm doing the Loch Lochy two tomorrow so i'm glad of a few photos to look at to give me an idea of what's involved. I'll put a report up tomorrow night but it'll probably have to wait until after the Spanish football