A Dooter Double - Challum & Buidhe????
by dooterbang » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:40 pm
Route description: Ben Challum, near Tyndrum
Munros included on this walk: Ben Challum, Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon)
Date walked: 02/07/2011
Time taken: 5.2 hours
Distance: 20 km
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Had a look at my Munro Map on WH and noticed Challum & Buidhe distorting my colour co-ordination, i had to sort this out. . . having OCD like
My only obstical was the 40 mile drive between the two!.
Left Glasgow 5.30am for the 64mile drive to Challum and was walking by 7am.
Heading to Kirkton Farm, I was walking into the glorious morning sun
You first pass over a bridge....
Taking note of the views South to the Crainlarich Hills
Head along the track and take a left before the farm. Do not follow the WHW but a track to the right of it.
After 50M i headed for an old bridge near the railway track and crossed it. This brought me out to a fenceline which i followed NE to 800m before heading North to the summit.
The path is very boggy in places but dosn't present any difficulties, the warm sun soon drying wet muddy trail shoes.
The views South always attracted my eye..
Nearing the summit
I soon reached the summit, it had taken 2hours.
Looking back along the last part of the ridge before the summit, which was a nice walk.
Had a quick drink whilst taking in the splendid 360 views.
Retrace steps and head back whilst taking in the view west to Ben Lui
That view south still catching me eye...
Got to the car at 10.30am, had taken 3.5hrs.
Next i drove 40 mile to Glen Lyon to bag Meall Buidhe.
Whilst admiring the scenery i missed my cut off signed Loch Estate and ended up at Loch Lyon instead of Lochan Daimh, duh duh duh
Quick drive back the way and was good to go at 12.30pm
Buidhe presents no difficulties. Park just before the Dam and head up the Northern landrover track 600M before pulling off right and continueing NW to the summit of Buidhe.
Again it is boggy in places but once the plateau is reached you are rewarded with spectacular views west to rannoch moor, North to the Ben and Mamores, East the Cairngorms and south to arrochar alps.
I reached the summit in 50mins.
Dam and Lochan
NW path to plateau
Had a quick bite to eat and retraced my steps to the car.
The walk had taken 1hr 50mins.
I would recommend this walk as it has spectacular views for not much effort, and it feels very remote....
a stunning little hill
All that was left was the 86mile drive home, via Go Outdoors Clydebank for a cool new pair of sunglasses
Before i got home my OCD kicked in and i valeted the car and put it through a wash
The 2 walks combined took 5hrs 20mins and the driving all in was around 5hrs.
by mband » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:59 pm
by dooterbang » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:07 pm
mband wrote:Good stuff Doot, an unusual double. Thinking of doing Ben Challum on Monday but other commitments may interveen. Saving Meall Buidhe to do with Stuchd an Lochain for an easy girly weekend (well my sort of girly weekend, no pedicures in sight!) one each day and a few wines in between
Double drinks for MBAND, nothing changes
by mountain thyme » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:07 pm
by Paula Hubens » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:11 pm
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by dooterbang » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:11 pm
mountain thyme wrote:well done... see youve changed your pose a wee bit!! some great pics DB
Yeah i have MT, and i had a wardrobe change for the 2nd Munro
by dooterbang » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:14 pm
Paula Hubens wrote:Great pictures! Looking forward to do these hills for my next munro fix, but perhaps not on the same day. It's nice to see that the sun has arrived in Scotland (or at least west of Tyndrum). Well done for combining these non-neighbouring munros in such a short time! Do you run up?
I took it easy on Challum with only a 5min break. Buidhe more a quick march with a 15 min break at the summit.
I was in the mood for running but it was a tad boggy.
So whens your next bagging adventure?
by David Lyall » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:52 pm
by Gable Gable End » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:53 pm
by pollyh33 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:12 am
PS smashing report Paul
by ianaird » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:49 am
I thought it was just me, i had to head to the glenfinnan munro's yesterday to tidy up the colours
Good effort with the non neighbouring hill's
by mountainstar » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:29 pm
Cracking day you had for it by the way.....
.....2 separate mountains in a day! bet you were Sh**ed, but being you were not getting one that night.....
by Malckyb » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:00 pm
by dooterbang » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:37 pm
ianaird wrote:I thought it was just me, i had to head to the glenfinnan munro's yesterday to tidy up the colours
i feel normal now
by dooterbang » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:38 pm
Malckyb wrote:Great pics...I was up there a couple of weeks ago and saw nothing from the summit as the cloud was so low...looks like we missed some cracking views.Its a really boggy and wet walk though to start with..was on my backside a couple of times coming back down!!..lol
yeah very boggy, and this was a dry day. I had the trail running shoes on, they dry quickly.