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Beinn Laoigh (Ben Lui) & Beinn a' Chleibh

Beinn Laoigh (Ben Lui) & Beinn a' Chleibh


Postby Stuart Blakeley » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:44 pm

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

Date walked: 30/04/2011

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 24 km

Ascent: 1400m

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We decided not to simply 'bag' these 2 x munros by climbing up to the bealach through the pine forest from the A85. (we were advised that the route was not that great now anyway and you have to crawl through sections getting nasty little nips for your troubles!)

I managed to get a long lie by staying at the in-laws caravan just outside Killin, whereas my walking buddies were travelling up from Edinburgh and Larbert.

We parked in the car park at Dailrigh and walked the long road up Glen Cononish past the farm and followed the obvious path up to the Coire Gaothaich. Very glad we walked in this way as it was a great day and you can understand why Ben Lui has been described as looking so Regal.

After walking along the ridge up to the cairn we descended down to the bealach for a spot of lunch. From memory it only took about 30 mins or so to get to the summit of Beinn a' Chleibh. Very windy at this stage but we headed back for the long walk back to the cars then back to the falls of Dochart for a nice cold pint if Guinness!
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Re: Beinn Laoigh (Ben Lui) & Beinn a' Chleibh

Postby skuk007 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:44 pm

Stuart Blakeley wrote:...we were advised that the route was not that great now anyway and you have to crawl through sections getting nasty little nips for your troubles...

Oh dear I was hoping to go this way in a few weeks. Not being a fan of trudging through forest s if I can help it, has anyone been this way recently?
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Re: Beinn Laoigh (Ben Lui) & Beinn a' Chleibh

Postby Morag M » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:55 pm

skuk007 wrote:
Stuart Blakeley wrote:...we were advised that the route was not that great now anyway and you have to crawl through sections getting nasty little nips for your troubles...

Oh dear I was hoping to go this way in a few weeks. Not being a fan of trudging through forest s if I can help it, has anyone been this way recently?



We done Beinn a 'Chleibh and and Ben Lui going through the forest a few weeks ago after a very dry spell and had no boggy bits to contend with, probably be very boggy after a lot of rain though, we walked up to the bealach between the two and done Chheibh first and kept the Majestic Lui till last, we recently done Beinn Dubhchraig and Ben Oss going along the track to Connonish Farm, Ben Lui certainly looks fantastic from this approach (almost like a big armchair), however it's quite a long track. :D
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