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Maoile Lunndaidh

Maoile Lunndaidh


Postby icemandan » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:42 pm

Munros included on this walk: Maoile Lunndaidh

Date walked: 13/06/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 11.4 km

Ascent: 921m

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One of the most remote ones and one which was nagging us from the living room window at Glenuaig. We started towards the abandoned village (in 1841, this, now empty, glen supported a population of 92).
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The improved land around the village still provides the best route across the Glen which elsewhere is a peat hagged quagmire. Following the guidebook route we slogged up the steep bouldery flank of Carn nan Fiaclan.
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. After an hour's hard labour, the ridge begins to ease and there are views down into the rocky corrie of Fuar Tholl Mor
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The summit plateau is almost flat and very green. You could hold a game of cricket on it (although rain would stop play quite a lot).
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At that point, the fog came in and the gps came out. Two misty marches led to the summit cairn. There was little to linger for and we headed down through the boulders on the north ridge. I did a little detour up to the pleasing subsidiary top of Creag Dhubh Mhor which has a fine full length view of Glen Fhiodhaig and an attractive ridge which took me down to the Glenuaig waterfalls from where a path led along the east bank of the Burn back to the old village.



(Note if I were doing this again, I'd follow the burn up to the Craig Dhubh Mor bealach and up the north ridge - the Carn nam Fiaclan route is an unremitting slog).
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