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A walk in the sun

A walk in the sun

Postby Steve B » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:10 pm

Route description: Meall Buidhe

Munros included on this walk: Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon)

Date walked: 10/04/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 8.5 km

Ascent: 520m

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Having moved to Scotland a little over a week ago, after years of trying to get here, it was time to climb a Munro without a 6 plus hour drive. Meall Buidhe was selected as an ideal candidate as it was close enough to Glasgow, would enable us to get back and get on with domestic duties and would also enable Brenda to get used to climbing these beauties.
After setting off around 07:00 we started at 09:30. There were a few cars already in the parking spots but little sign of anybody.
Start of the walk.JPG

It is an easy gradient walking north from the junction of the tracks and when at the top the view across Coire Beithe towards the summit ridge was fine. A warm sun and the Meadow Pipits and Wheatears to keep us company along the way.
Looking across Coire Beithe to the 917 height.JPG

It was surprisingly dry underfoot as we made our way across and up to Coire nam Miseach. A few Grouse were disturbed and various odd bird noises were heard.
From Coire nam Miseach to the 917 height.JPG

We then got easily to the 917 height and the bird noises became ever more insistent.
The summit ridge.JPG

The breeze picked up a bit but helped cool us down. The summit seemed further away than expected.
Eventually we got there and had a welcome brew and food.
The summit.JPG

The walk back was essentially a repeat of the ascent bar descending directly to the track from Coire nam Miseach.
A great day, the views being obscured greatly by the mist / cloud.
I think the birds making the noises, and by the odd sighting were either Golden Plover or Dotterel. The latter being more in hope than anything.
Looking forward to more days now that Scotland is now my back yard!!
Last edited by Steve B on Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: A walk in the sun

Postby Merry-walker » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:30 pm

Good walk :D
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Re: A walk in the sun

Postby Gable Gable End » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:48 am

I was up that way on Saturday at the Lawers range and it was simply stunning. I love that road along Glen Lyon....
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