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Ben Ledi first of the year

Ben Ledi first of the year


Postby Beekeeper » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:15 pm

Route description: Ben Ledi

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Ledi

Date walked: 26/03/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 760m

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For our first hill walk this year we decided to start with a more easy one. Ben Ledi seems to be a good choice. The weather looks good, a wee bit cloudy but dry.
We arrived at the car park around 10:00 o'clock and there were still some cars and it looks like it could be busy on the walk.
Ben Ledi itself was not really visible by the low clouds from the start.
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The path was good and easy going so Ben ledi was a good start to get our legs more fit for upcoming mountains.
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View down Loch Lubnaig
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All the way we had people in front or behind us and it was clear this must be a quite popular walk.
As we reached the top the clouds were all ready lifted up and we enjoyed the views and luckily there were not so many walkers at that time on it and we have had a rest on a sheltered place.
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From the summit we continued the walk along the ridge and then descend to the Stank Glen.
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Looking back to the rush hour behind us
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We were surprised that a lot of people didn't continue and going back by the same route. The return via Stank Glen is in our opinion worth a walk.
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The way down was mostly clear and the path trough the woodland with some waterfalls was very nice.
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There was only one problem on the way down. When you have had a rest on the summit with a nice hot tea the time will coming when the tea wants to go the way out. When there is always somebody in front or behind you (as it was on that busy day) its very tricky to find an undisturbed moment. :oops:
Back on the car park there were on every possible space a car and we can imagine how many people are still on the mountain. How it will be on a fine day in summer. :shock:
Ben Ledi was a great start for us but on a weekend a bit to much busy.
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Re: Ben Ledi first of the year

Postby ChrisW » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:32 pm

Great report and photo's, hope you found an 'undisturbed moment' .......walking during the week I rarely have that problem :D
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