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Bike n hike! I applaud anyone who walked there and back

Bike n hike! I applaud anyone who walked there and back


Postby Sspaterson » Sat Jul 09, 2022 9:08 pm

Route description: An Sgarsoch and Càrn an Fhidhleir

Munros included on this walk: An Sgarsoch, Càrn an Fhìdhleir (Càrn Ealar)

Date walked: 09/07/2022

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 42 km

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Bit of a late start as meeting big brother who isn’t an early riser. Left car park about 1015 and whizzed in on ebikes with bro though hubby was on his normal mtb.

Took us 1 hour to get to ruin. I would’ve been happy leaving bikes here but was persuaded to go further. We did get about another 3-4km but it was a faff and I was on and off the bike too much pushing it over drainage channels.

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Let’s keep going


Personally I would walk this but if you’re decent on a mtb then you’ll probably be fine. But beware the muddy bits and don’t be tempted to ride through them. Bro had a closer encounter than he’d planned when his wheel embedded in one and he went arse over tit. Much hilarity from me.

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The easily missed cairn


Anyhoo. There is a wee cairn which we missed and left bikes about 200m past it and just cracked on up hill on no discernable path whatsoever.

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The slog


Bro pechin a bit so took lots of breathers. Once on the ridge it was fine.

We got to summit of Carn an Fidhleir at about 1400. Well hubby got there we’ll before us as I was waiting on the auld yin. Scoffed our piece and plodded to An Sgarsoch.

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Bro and hubby


It was all fairly easygoing now and I waited for the plodder in a wee howff on the way up to the second summit.

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Wee howff


From leaving the top it took about an hour to get back to that cairn and then an hour back to the car park with a refreshing Dook in river before heading home.

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Happy anniversary to us
Sspaterson
 
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