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Killin Graham nice and easy

Killin Graham nice and easy


Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:17 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Creag Gharbh

Date walked: 18/11/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

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Loch Tay
This was a relatively easy straightforward walk, which can be made even easier by driving up the tarmac road to just short of the first mast or you could cycle to within half a km of the summit. We chose to leave the car on the Killin to Kenmore road at the entrance to the single track road. From here we walked up the road through the forrest and onto the dam, we continued up past the Lochan before heading north then north west to the summit trig point. There are other various routes to the summit, one being up the ridge from the dam itself or a slightly longer way would be from Ardeonaig. Today Kim had her 4 season boots on giving them their first outing since last year but unfortuneately got two bad blisters one on each heel, the only downside to this walk.
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The road up

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As far as you can go by car

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View on way up

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Continueing on the road

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Still on the road

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The Dam and Lochan

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Looking back to the Lochan

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Heading up Creag Gharbh

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The summit trig

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Kimbo at summit sheltering from wind

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Now it's my turn

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Lochan

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On the road back down

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Meall Clachach
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Re: Killin Graham nice and easy

Postby kinley » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:00 pm

Tis a nice one. Saw a Golden Eagle on the way up there.

Was a post Meet Hangover job though. 8)
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Re: Killin Graham nice and easy

Postby Graeme D » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:53 pm

Has long been on my radar but never quite gotten around to it yet. I think this is the first report I've seen for this hill, so thanks for posting. Will come in handy. Probably schedule this one for a quick post-work bimble come the lighter nights again. :D
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Re: Killin Graham nice and easy

Postby past my sell by date » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:10 pm

At the bottom of the road there is a very old and decrepit notice saying you're not supposed to drive up - but if you look steadfastly to the Right you don't see it :lol: In my experience they put a locked gate anywhere where they really don't want you. I'm running out of corbetts within a days drive of home (St. Fillans) so I might get dropped off here and walk on home via this hill
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Re: Killin Graham nice and easy

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:20 pm

Nice and easy ones sound good to me!! :lol: ...one to remember when I'm next down in that area. Shame about Kims blisters :( ..dam those 4 season boots. My feet are still adapting to been in boots after been in trainers all summer! :?
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Re: Killin Graham nice and easy

Postby londonwalker » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:42 am

This is on my must do list, thanks for posting JC, sorry to read about Kim's feet, vinegar and brown paper should do the job on those blisters though
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Re: Killin Graham nice and easy

Postby simon-b » Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:32 pm

Around Killin is a great area for walking, with lots of hills of different heights. That looks like a nice little outing, Johnny.
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