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Trans-Knoydart trek, part 3

Trans-Knoydart trek, part 3


Postby al78 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:08 pm

Date walked: 10/06/2021

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 6 km

Ascent: 500m

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Thursday was originally intended to be a rest day but I was on an easier schedule than originally planned, so I decided to climb partway up Buidhe Bheinn. I was aware the next day I would be walking just over 13 miles and a 700m bealach so I didn't want to push myself. I was after the fine view along the loch that hill provides. It is much easier walking uphill with just a day pack, so managed to get up the steep forest track without issue, although care is required as there is a lot of loose stuff in places on the path which can easily cause a slip. Once out of the forest and onto the track which eventually leads to Arnisdale, the views open out and I soon picked up the stalkers path up Buidhe Bheinn. I first went up and to the east because I missed the branch which goes north and straight up, but I was glad in the end because at about 450m altitude I got the really nice view right down loch Hourn towards Ladhar Bheinn. I backtracked and had a look along the other branch before turning around and heading back to the B&B back along the steep forest track.
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Loch Hourn.
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Looking west from track summit across to Beinn Sgritheall.
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Kinloch Hourn froms slopes of Buidhe Bheinn.

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Re: Trans-Knoydart trek, part 3

Postby Sunset tripper » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:18 am

Good to read your reports and a good plan B you came up with. The train and then boat from Mallaig is a fine way to get to Knoydart.

Is part 4 still to come?

All the best. :D
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Re: Trans-Knoydart trek, part 3

Postby al78 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:58 pm

Yes, will put the final leg of my trip up sometime over the weekend.
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