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Ben Lui Group of 4

Ben Lui Group of 4


Postby Woodsy Boy » Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:46 am

Route description: Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig, near Tyndrum

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chleibh, Beinn Dubhchraig, Ben Lui, Ben Oss

Date walked: 22/04/2011

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 18.5 km

Ascent: 1700m

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My first 4 munro solo trek on Easter Friday as my good mate Dooterbang had other plans and also my first T.R on the site.
The plan for today was to tackle the 4 munros from Beinn Dubhcraig to Beinn a' Chleib.
Set off from the Dalrigh car park at 9-45 ready for hopefully a good days walking with favourable weather reports.
On leaving the car park i turned right and then a sharp left in the direction of The Old Church , down to a couple of houses and around the back of them to the wooden bridge
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This way
.This route takes you along a track on the northen side of the River Cononish. Follow the track past The West Highland Way sign.
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Further along go under the railway bridge keeping to the track as it goes slightly to the right
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. Keep going along the track with the River Cononish always on your left hand side until about 200metres from the green buildings . You then head for the small wooden bridge taking you across the river.
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The green buildings with Ben Lui in the background
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Small wooden bridge
. As you cross the bridge it is now time for a short steep walk uphill for around 300 metres . As i climbed i used a fence line on my right hand side as a guide
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The fence line
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Looking back along the track and river to the start
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2 small lochans near the summit with Ben Oss then Ben Lui in the background
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Arriving at the summit of Dubhcraig
. After a quick bite to eat and a few photos it was now 12 midday as i left the summit.
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My next 2 targets firmly in my site
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Looking down to the bealach between Dubhcraig an Oss
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Looking back at the south face of Dubhcraig with Loch Oss at the bottom
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The summit of Oss with Ben Lui in the background
. As i left the summit of Oss it was now 1-15pm . I now headed south west down to Creag Dhubh a'Bealach at the top of Coire Laoigh .From here it was now a slower uphill walk to the summit of Lui
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The summit now getting closer
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At the summit of Lui with Coire Gaothach just behind me
. A 10 minute food stop was over and it was now 2-45 as i left the summit before i got too chilly with the wind picking up.
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Looking back towards the green buildings and the start
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The path coming off Lui going down towards the bealach between Lui and Beinn a'Chleibh
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The path from the bealach taking you up to the summit of Beinn a'Chleibh
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At the summit with Lui in the background
. It was now 3-40pm as i was leaving the top of the last munro of the day.
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Shot from the top with Lui in the background
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Heading now in the direction of the forest
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Looking down the fence line to the burn and crossing point
. At the fence line crossing point you climb over the wooden frame and follow the muddy path through the forest all the way down to the railway line which you cross . The path through the forest is very muddy and would be tricky and deep after a lot of rain. Luckily there had been a fine spell of dry weather . As you get over the railway line you look for a spot to cross The River Lochy where you are almost at the car park .
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The railway line with The River Lochy to cross at the other side
.Arriving at the car park at 4-45pm , from a 9-45am start i had a little rest before starting off on my walk or hitch-hike back to the Dalrigh car park. Luckily for me an electrician from Pollokshaws in Glasgow picked me up after walking for around another 35 mins along the A85 towards Tyndrum . Thank you that man as it is not an easy place to pull over and stop when the road is that busy . Arriving back at Dalrigh at 5-45pm i had another bite to eat and reflected on another fantastic day out on the hills :D :D .
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Looking back up to Lui and Beinn a'Chleibh from the A85
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Re: Ben Lui Group of 4

Postby monty » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:41 am

Good report Woodsy Boy. Some excellent pictures there. The forest track is a bog at the best of times :lol:
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Re: Ben Lui Group of 4

Postby ChrisW » Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:03 pm

Cracking first TR woodsy, great walk and some stunning pics :D
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Re: Ben Lui Group of 4

Postby Klaasloopt » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:34 am

A very precise description of the route. The pictures are also very useful for someone who would like to do these hills. You made a clear choice on what kind of report this would be. Even the weather tries to be neutral. No tall stories. A line or two about how you felt about your first solo walk across 4 munros wouldn't do this neutrality much harm, though.

And the hitchhiking: there seems to be some law that makes a craftsman, engineer or tradesman appear to pick one up along these busy roads. :)
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Re: Ben Lui Group of 4

Postby blueyed » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:19 am

that looks like a great day out! well done, that was a loooong route!
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Re: Ben Lui Group of 4

Postby dooterbang » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:33 pm

Superb Woodsy boy, cracking first TR....did it take longer than the walk? :D .

Very detailed report, will certainly help others wishing to do this route.

I think you should tackle the Ben Starav 5 next :)
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Re: Ben Lui Group of 4

Postby Woodsy Boy » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:38 pm

Haha , yes Dooterbang it took a wee while to do the report . My first go haha :lol:
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Re: Ben Lui Group of 4

Postby mountain thyme » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:14 pm

well done woodsy boy.. great report and some good pics.... did you stop to check facebook at all that day or just keep going??
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Re: Ben Lui Group of 4

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:52 am

Great report and smashing photos. Very useful someone like me!!! :lol:

Cheers X
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Re: Ben Lui Group of 4

Postby davetherave » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:33 am

Yup, its a very nice circuit, a route i would like to do again sometime soon. Plenty detail for a first report backed up with some good pics.

Thanks.
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Re: Ben Lui Group of 4

Postby Woodsy Boy » Tue May 03, 2011 4:23 pm

mountain thyme wrote:well done woodsy boy.. great report and some good pics.... did you stop to check facebook at all that day or just keep going??



Hahaha , yes i managed to keep my FBk till i got back to the car .
Just a few rests for the usual photos and food breaks
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Re: Ben Lui Group of 4

Postby tomyboy73 » Tue May 03, 2011 6:06 pm

good first report Woodsy, well done on a big walk.
i`m paricularly interested in the start of your walk. did you walk towards ben lui and then cross the cononish and head up dubhcraig avoiding the boggy forest walk ?
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Re: Ben Lui Group of 4

Postby Del246 » Tue May 03, 2011 7:51 pm

Great report and pictures. Will come in very usefull.
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Re: Ben Lui Group of 4

Postby Woodsy Boy » Tue May 03, 2011 11:27 pm

tomyboy73 wrote:good first report Woodsy, well done on a big walk.
i`m paricularly interested in the start of your walk. did you walk towards ben lui and then cross the cononish and head up dubhcraig avoiding the boggy forest walk ?



Yes , started at Dalrigh following the track along the River Cononish , thus avoiding going up through the forest although some people may prefer to do it this way.
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Re: Ben Lui Group of 4

Postby 78basia » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:10 pm

:clap:
Nice report, very helpfull with all path pic!
Thanks
I'm gona do it your way :wink:
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