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Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch

Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch


by Gordie12 » Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:29 pm

Route description: Stob an Aonaich Mhòir, from Loch Rannoch

Corbetts included on this walk: Stob an Aonaich Mhòir

Date walked: 12/06/2021

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 33.2 km

Ascent: 970m

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Re: Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch

Postby Gordie12 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:53 pm

Graeme D wrote:I don't recognise any of that! :shock: Oh yeah, that's right. I saw hee-haw! :lol:


Hi Graeme

Just re-read your experience of this one - I would have packed it in before I got half way!!!!!!!!
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Re: Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch

Postby past my sell by date » Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:53 pm

Gordie12 wrote:
past my sell by date wrote:I have to say I'm pretty amazed you chose this way to walk in - the approaches from the East are so much nicer and not much longer. If you were biking then fair enough - it's by far the quickest way to get to the hill - which as BP says is much underrated.
As for cows, Highland ones are particularly docile - when you look that fierce who needs to be agressive :lol: :lol:
Your light coloured one was clearly not a Highland. I also think it's helpful to talk to them - listen to Adam on "Countryfile". Is'nt a soft soothing voice is likely to reassure them of your peaceful intent


Just had a look at your route and it does look more interesting even allowing for the "weapons grade peat hags"!!!

It was, but the route I found on the way back avoided those : it entailed an extra 200m or so of height gain, but the zig-zag track I followed was grassy and at a pleasant angle
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Re: Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch

Postby brainstorm » Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:13 pm

Excellent report though I do dispute your mention of short walk back from the dam. There’s still about 4km to go. Just done this walk, though it is more of a cycle. Had a problem with that gate too, bolt wouldn’t budge until I noticed a space had been cut in the wire fence bottom corner big enough to put your foot in and lift the gate up a bit. Coos were close but docile I’m glad to say :lol:

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Re: Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch

Postby Gordie12 » Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:42 pm

brainstorm wrote:Excellent report though I do dispute your mention of short walk back from the dam. There’s still about 4km to go. Just done this walk, though it is more of a cycle. Had a problem with that gate too, bolt wouldn’t budge until I noticed a space had been cut in the wire fence bottom corner big enough to put your foot in and lift the gate up a bit. Coos were close but docile I’m glad to say :lol:



I knew there would be an easier way to open that bloomin gate but obviously I didn't find it (thumb hurt for days afterwards).

The views from the dam are terrific, I could have stopped there for ages. Glad the cows were OK, probably just me they don't like!!

g

PS 4km and nearly all downhill............................................
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Re: Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch

Postby DaveSan » Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:07 pm

As others have mentioned, it's a lot quicker to cycle in to this hill - a few weeks back it took me a shade under 3 hours car to car! Views down Loch Ericht were stunning. I then drove a few miles further on and did Beinn Pharlagain, again using the bike as far as the bridge. I even managed to get back to the car in time to enjoy coffee and cake at the Rannoch Station cafe :D
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Re: Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch

Postby Gordie12 » Wed Aug 18, 2021 7:34 pm

DaveSan wrote:As others have mentioned, it's a lot quicker to cycle in to this hill - a few weeks back it took me a shade under 3 hours car to car! Views down Loch Ericht were stunning. I then drove a few miles further on and did Beinn Pharlagain, again using the bike as far as the bridge. I even managed to get back to the car in time to enjoy coffee and cake at the Rannoch Station cafe :D


Good effort getting both of these Corbetts done in the same day. You've just reminded me about Beinn Pharlagain as I was looking to do this hill earlier in the summer but just never got to it.
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Re: Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch

Postby rockhopper » Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:56 pm

Good on you for walking the whole way - like many others I cycled it. You do get some great views from the summit of this hill - cheers :)
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Re: Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch

Postby Gordie12 » Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:27 pm

rockhopper wrote:Good on you for walking the whole way - like many others I cycled it. You do get some great views from the summit of this hill - cheers :)


Cheers RH - the bike remains in the garage even on an obvious day like this one ( a purist - even if it kills me!!).
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