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tarmachan ridge

tarmachan ridge

Postby RUGBYPLAYER » Sat May 28, 2011 6:14 pm

Munros included on this walk: Meall nan Tarmachan

Date walked: 28/05/2011

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 750m

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Walked with my 12 year old Andrew on a cold and windy day, typical Scottish May weather ...it was snowing. The weather kept clearing so there was no problem followoing the path. The path down from Beinn nan Eachan to the reach Creag na Caillich is very badly eroded and is not suitable for young children or anyone infirm, it is very much scrambling as opposed to walking. It is possible to take a detour to miss this short but scary section. The walk back to the car is mostly on landrover tracks and I would recommend walking the route anti clockwise as you walk the most boring section first plus you can climb the eroded part easier than descending it. :)
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Re: tarmachan ridge

Postby jwramsay » Sat May 28, 2011 7:13 pm

That eroded section is hairy. I did it myself and checked I had mobile reception before tackling it!
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