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Beinn Bhuela circuit
by Gavin99 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:38 pm
Route description: Beinn Bheula, near Lochgoilhead
Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Bheula
Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Cruach nam Miseag
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The plan for this walk was to follow the WH route up on to Beinn Bhuella then cut across onto Cruach nam Miseag , one I had wanted to climb for a while , it stands out when driving north up the Gareloch as a lumpy mass in the distance , an odd looking hill. I parked up below lettermay at a large lochside layby and headed up into the forest . The route is easy to follow as long as long as you remember that the OS map is out of date , there is a new forestry road leading down to the bridge ,making life easy . The ascent beside the waterfall is easy (and waymarked ) , the route then heads up into the crags to the summit .
Heading south from the summit ,Caisteal Dubh , brings you to to Ceann Garbh and below its crags lie the remains of the Grumman Martlet which crashed in 1940 ,killing the pilot, Lt Russell. The wreckage is widely scattered but still recognisable.
Leaving this sad place I headed NE to skirt the northern edge of the loch before starting the climb up Cruach nam Miseag.This is a great wee hill ,full of twists and turns and rocky knolls ,with fine views south to the Clyde .
From the summit I headed NW across ground full of dips and rises before meeting a burn ,following this beside a gully to meet the edge of the forestry . A section of this has been clear felled, allowing access down to the forest road below ,which heads back north to the start of the walk and lovely Lochgoilhead.
A great day out
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