Beinn Mhanach - first dry munro!
by fipriestley » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:32 pm
Route description: Beinn Mhanach
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Mhanach
Date walked: 05/11/2011
Time taken: 8 hours
Distance: 26 km1 person thinks this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
From the summit we continued on rather than heading straight back again, to find the wee house that has stones shaped like people, which are placed out each summer and kept inside for the winter (as an offering to the gods/ward off spirits??). I'll need to do more research on this one as I've not seen it on on-line maps or found in searches - would help if I could remember what it was called rather than just 'old mans house'! Fascinating though, on hearing the story from fellow walkers (who had a map that marked it) I expected to see a house but it's a tiny stone fort just big enough for the stone 'people'.. who were tucked away for the winter when we got there.
Passed lots of deer on the return trip, over boggy ground, and back round to the landrover track that we started on, to pick up all the river crossings on the way back
- starting point
- my first munro summit not in a cloud!
- descent to wee house (could easily be missed if you don't know it's there!)
- wee house
- deer on hill side (not just brown dots!)
- route back
by Torridon_snails » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:17 pm
All the best,
Daniel and Clare.
by fipriestley » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:19 am
by Graeme D » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:48 pm
by Collaciotach » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:39 pm
by rockhopper » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:53 pm
by quoman » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:08 am