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A real hill! Beinn an Lochain

A real hill! Beinn an Lochain


Postby Rossco » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:09 pm

Route description: Beinn an Lochain

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn an Lochain

Date walked: 21/04/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 5.4 km

Ascent: 697m

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Well after my fairly easy introduction to hill walking a few days ago, I decided I wanted something a little less hilly and a little more rocky!

My dad mentioned Beinn an Lochain and when looking it up, it looked right up my alley. I was not disappointed!

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A view from the layby at the start just next to the river. I've cycled up Glen Kinglas before and never really stopped to see how beautiful it was.


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After the early walk I was feeling quite comfortable. Looking up from here, the hill looks amazing. I decided to take my DSLR with me which was extra weight but thought it would be worth it to get some good shots of this rocky beast.


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Not long later though, I'm greeted with this view! It looked so steep to me, I had no idea how I would manage up but I plodded on. And of course, the path was there and quite pleasant actually. Some good climbing and grabbing sections which I enjoyed.


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Eventually reached the top. When I seen the view of the first cairn (from the opposite side of this photograph obviously), I actually let out a sigh of relief! Walked over to the second cairn to add a rock and a good photo op.


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Took a wee detour down the west side to get shelter from the wind and a nice spot in the sun for lunch. Must have lay there for a good hour before making my way back down.


For my second hill, I absolutely loved this. I'm definitely looking into doing more in this style. The steep, rocky nature of it was fascinating to look at and a great sense of achievement when you reach the top.


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Re: A real hill! Beinn an Lochain

Postby ChrisW » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:13 pm

Good effort Rossco and some nice pics too - well done on capping your second :D
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Re: A real hill! Beinn an Lochain

Postby tomyboy73 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:39 pm

well done rossco, this was my first real hill too, been back up since and will go back again.
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Re: A real hill! Beinn an Lochain

Postby Jock McJock » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:33 am

Well done. Was up there in the 17th just a few days before you. Second time I've been up there as I really liked this hill. There's quite a few round there like that. Try The Brack or even some of the Munros in the area as they are all very similar. Nice pics too :)
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Re: A real hill! Beinn an Lochain

Postby trekpete » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:35 pm

It's a gem of a hill for sure and gives a good short day out. Been up it 4 times myself and there are plenty more in this area well worth a trip.
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Re: A real hill! Beinn an Lochain

Postby lomondwalkers » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:04 pm

Fantastic hill, was up it the day before you, great fun.
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Re: A real hill! Beinn an Lochain

Postby Rossco » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:48 pm

Cheers guys, I'll have a look at The Brack but I think I'm going for Beinn Ime and Beinn Narnairn next. Stay tuned! :D
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Re: A real hill! Beinn an Lochain

Postby Bod » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:00 pm

What a great first hill/mountain, great stuff. Was up Beinn Narnain last weekend and lodged my report...cheers the noo
Rossco wrote:Cheers guys, I'll have a look at The Brack but I think I'm going for Beinn Ime and Beinn Narnairn next. Stay tuned! :D
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