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Suilven (Ledmore Junction -> Lochinver)
by Komakawan » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:15 am
Route description: Suilven
Grahams included on this walk: Suilven
Date walked: 05/08/2009
Time taken: 8 hours
Distance: 26.5 km
Ascent: 740m6 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Our old dream of Highlands was already fully satisfied. Good august weather, a parade of tourists in motorhomes on A835.
Our plan was to go further in wild countryside. We dared to bath in Cam Loch, fearing a possible legendary monster. We entered deeper in wildness to Lochan Fada, dived in the bog out of the main path.
The scramble was relatively easy to the bealach of Suilven, after having dropped our rucksacks near of Loch a'Choire Dhuibh.
Great view there. Alex felt vertigo on the Bealach, and believed the further way was too risky for him and stopped, sitting between two rocks of the odd wall of the Bealach. Today, he still regrets not having followed us to the western summit.
This way is actually not risky at all (eastern summit seems more unreachable... say if i'm wrong for those who went there!).
The best feeling ever on Caisteal Liath : full panorama on sea, on Wester Ross, Canisp, Ben More Assynt, Cul Mor and the entire Ullapool's family. And the silence.
I found the descent pretty fun, doing little jumps. We heard the thunder as we found back our rucksacks. The sky seemed angry and violent. Rain fell furiously over us, we reached the Suileag Bothy at 6 pm, and were relieved to found it open and welcoming.
We made our stuff dry and had a good night, before reaching Lochinver's pubs on early noon the next day. Great walk ! Bus service exists between Ullapool and Lochinver, if you want to make this walk.
Excuse my english and enjoy this jewel !
- On Ullapool's pier
- Along the road
- Into the wild
- Target on approach
- Boggy factor : XXX
- On the bealach
- Mark and me, just enjoying the view on Caisteal Liath
- just saw a dark shadow ... (see eastern summit)
- Storm is coming !
- Alex as the son of William Wallace in front of Suileag Bothy next morning
- Suilven from Glencanisp Lodge
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by LeithySuburbs » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:42 pm
Komakawan wrote:Excuse my english and enjoy this jewel !
no problems with your English and I did enjoy .
by soulminer » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:38 pm
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