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Beinn Achladair on a bowl of porridge!!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:01 pm
by BigP
A bit late in writing up, but as they say better late than never!!

Started the day in with the tops of the munros in cloud, but there was broken cloud up to the North, so was very optimistic that there would be views to be had on the summits, mmmh famous last thoughts!

Parked the car in the car park at Achallander Farm, after driving for an hour and a half, was looking forward to a good stretch of the legs!!

I walked up the Glen, following the Water of Tulla, came upon a dead sheep half way along, which was being pecked at by a trio of crows, and a large Buzzard. I did not think the two species would be in the same vicinity!

Crossed the Water using the rickety bridge, and then headed up the slippery slope of Beinn A'Chreachain towards Lochan a Cheachain, at around 400m the cloud came down, and the wind picked up, and picked up and added just a wee bit more!! When finally reaching the lochan, was treated to a display of the wind dancing across the surface of the lochan.........simple things!!!

Headed up to the summit of Beinn A'Chreachain, did not stay long on the summit, as there was nothing to see, still in the cloud!! from this summit, I followed the ridge up to the second summit for the day Beinn Achaldair, and funnily enough I did not stay long there either!!

Headed down the ridge, into Coire Achaldair, finally exited the cloud around 600m, just in time to see a great colour display of the sun almost setting!!
It was a bit of a tramp through the bog back down to the farm, got to the car, changed the soaking clothes, and then had my lunch!! I said better late than never!!

I did read in a book at this walk was the best in the Orky Range, as the views were suppose to have been great, however in the cloud they were not!! I will have to do this one another day in the sunshine!!