Isle of Arran Day 1, 3 Corbetts
by Johnny Corbett » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:03 pm
Route description: Cir Mhor and Beinn Tarsuinn
Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Tarsuinn, Caisteal Abhail, Cir Mhor
Date walked: 21/07/2011
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So we arranged to set off on the 21st July returning on the 24th with a plan to cycle the island and take in some walks. Throughout this report my mate will take a bit of stick, just banter and the best thing about it is he's not a member so he can't reply unless he joins, which is a good way of getting a new member i suppose. I will now start the report.
We arrive off the 09.45 ferry, cycle to Glen Rosa camp site, pitch up the tents then cycle 1km up Glen Rosa to a bridge where we leave the bikes to start heading up Beinn Tarsuinn. We follow the path which takes us up over Beinn Nuis and on to Beinn Tarsuinn, lower down the path was a bit boggy but generaly a good path. This path then carrys on to Cir Mhor and Caisteal Abhail via A Chir though A Chir is easily bypassed. We decided to try going over A Chir but as we are not expierenced climbers we had to give up as it rained and the slabs were getting quite slippy. We made our way down to the bypass path and decide to head to Caisteal Abhail, taking in Cir Mhor on our way back, the reason for this i wanted Cir Mhor to be my fiftyith Corbett. Once off Cir Mhor we took the path between A Chir and Fionn Choire back down to Glen Rosa and back to the campsite.
This walk took us 7 and a half hours with about 45mins messing around on Cir Mhor and could easily have included Goatfell,which we would have done but for the fact we didn't set off till 13.30. We arrived back at the campsite at 9pm had salad for tea, good choice Dave, not and got eaten alive by the midge. We had what could only be described as one of the best days we've ever had together and not even the salad or midge could spoil it and we were only at day 1.
by Bod » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:05 pm
Looking forward to your Day 2 - (well done with your '50')
by dooterbang » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:12 am
Shame about wet slabs on Cir Mhor.
I havnt been to Arran yet
Thanks for posting.
by kevsbald » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:26 pm
by munroist3308 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:55 pm
by kinley » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:35 pm
by Johnny Corbett » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:18 pm