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Garbh Bheinn from Kinlochleven

Garbh Bheinn from Kinlochleven

Postby stevemillar » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:58 pm

Route description: Garbh Bheinn, Loch Leven

Corbetts included on this walk: Garbh Bheinn (Loch Leven)

Date walked: 25/07/2010

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 7 km

Ascent: 867m

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I opted to take a differing route than that shown on the site here.

From Blackwater Hostel at Kinlochleven, I followed the West Highland Way in the Kingshouse direction to start gaining altitude. After about a mile and a half having skirted the rock bluff that sits to the East of Garbh Bheinn, I turned off the pathway and headed back in a westerly direction, and although there are no obvious tracks, with good visibility as I had it was a simple slog through bracken to reach the first ‘top’ which has a wonderful view down to the village.

Kinlochleven from the first 'top'
Garbh Bheinn via Kinlochleven.

From there, just follow on upwards to the summit where there are amazing views down into Glencoe and onto the Pap and the loch itself.

Even though this hill is just short of Munro status, the views alone are worth the effort of at least giving it a thought.
Garbh Bheinn.JPG
Looking down towards Glencoe

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