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Attadale at last

Attadale at last


Postby Coop » Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:23 pm

Route description: Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich and Lurg Mhòr

Munros included on this walk: Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich, Lurg Mhòr

Date walked: 20/06/2021

Time taken: 12.9 hours

Distance: 39.59 km

Ascent: 1530m

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Left Bri and Nicky at Succouth and headed for attadale where I slept in the car - up early and away about quarter past 6 - for the walk in to where I was going to set up tent for the night
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The start, and the estate even put up a map just to remind you it's a fair walk in

Just kept walking on the good track reminding myself when it gets to about 350m high its downhill to the bothy ( padlocked)
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Went about 5 or 600m passed here to the bridge(s) where I put the tent up , sorted myself out and exchanged pleasantries with a couple who had biked in


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It's no much, but it's cheap and it's my bed for the night

Sorted finally and set off earlier than expected, there was no rush to get back down to the awaiting midges, of which there were quite a few.
On up to the loch past the handy sign for the Corbett and on along to my sign.
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Left turn Clyde- and up following the stream, crossed over and kept the other stream on my right.

Kept going up and up and up until I reached the beallach and turned right for lurg mhor first. Told myself if I get a view from one today it will be a bonus as the cloud was coming and going and sitting stubbornly on the tops.
Bumped into the couple again as I was ascending and they were descending to the beallach, and about to head up to Bidein. It would be her 99th and it would leave him with 6 to go. 👏
On up I went and the cairn came into view - alas nothing else did. Maybe later!!
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Passed 4 ptarmigan on the way up

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Move along nothing to see here

Back down to the beallach where it was starting to brighten up, and a decent wee path on up to Bidein a choire Sheasgaich.
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Looking back to lurg Mhor, at least I knew I was going to get a view on my next summit

And I did get them, and I bumped into a lad who had ascended from Craig - greetings to Kilmarnock
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What I'd been waiting for - a decent view on a great summit

Had a natter here for about half an hour before he set off for Lurg mhor and I headed along the ridge for my descent.
And so on along to Sàil Riabh and on a wee kinda path with somd good views across to torridon on my right and my return track with views across to skye above that.
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My tents down down there, the bothy and lodge the walk in/out and skye top right

And on down to the tent, dinner coffee and a restless night, as I hadn't bothered carrying in the "air bed/rollmat " and I was basically lying on gravel/ stones.
Walked out this morning a bit quicker than the walk in , as most of it is downhill.
A great walk and 2 great remote hills
One for the gardeners out there and another one for the birdwatchers
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If you haven't done these 2 don't rush them, take your time and enjoy them.
Cheers
Coop
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Re: Attadale at last

Postby rockhopper » Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:24 am

I do like the hills in this area. Glad to see it cleared up for you after the initial clag. I opted to use the bike for these two so was in and out in the same day - quite hard going on the way in but a very quick return leg - cheers :)
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Re: Attadale at last

Postby SummitViews » Sun Jun 27, 2021 2:16 pm

It’s a fantastic area Coop
I remember I had a spot of lunch at the head of the loch , I could have sat there all day , it was exquisite
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Re: Attadale at last

Postby Coop » Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:32 pm

rockhopper wrote:I do like the hills in this area. Glad to see it cleared up for you after the initial clag. I opted to use the bike for these two so was in and out in the same day - quite hard going on the way in but a very quick return leg - cheers :)


Had a good feeling the weather/mountain gods would surface and give me a view 😃
Yeah it is a great area
Cheers
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