Glen Douglas Grahams
by Gavin99 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:32 pm
Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Bhreac (Loch Lomond), Tullich Hill
Date walked: 27/12/2011
Time taken: 4.5 hours
Distance: 9.6 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).
I had read a couple of nice reports from these hills so with only a small window of decent weather forecast I made an early start and was parked up at NS 310987 for 0800 . Walking towards Invergroin Farm I was met with this festive , if slightly bizzare scene :
Just past the farm and across a cattlegrid a gap in the fence allows access to the hill and the long slog up the SE ridge of Tullich Hill . My last day out had been on an ill-fated expedition to Beinn Bhreac-liath when five of us were blown backwards off the hill by a screaming gale . Three days later and here I was wandering up a hill in the dark in flat calm , down to a T-shirt and overheating , what a change ! As I climbed the sky slowly lightened and the views opened up .
As I reached the summit of Tullich Hill the sun started to break through the low cloud ,with great views of the Alps to the north and Loch Lomond to the south .
From Tullich hill I headed NE , descending through crags to reach the bealach at An t-Sreang , losing a lot of height which would have to regained on the short and steep climb up to Ben Reoch . From the bealach a line of iron fenceposts leads uphill through the crags towards the summit .
The cairn is a great vantage point, looking south along the ridge to Beinn Bhreac, east to Ben Lomond and north along the loch to the munros around Crianlarich .
The route to Beinn Bhreac is straightforward but crosses through an area of peat hags and bog , before long the ground improves as the ridge rises towards the summit , passing above Firkin Point on the lochside far below. The ground to the east of the summit is not a good place to go wandering , split by fissures and cracks, evidence of massive rock slope failure.
By the time I reached the final summit the temperature had dropped and the wind risen so jacket, hat and gloves were back on , a quick snack at the trig point and I set off SW to descend to the corner of the forestry above Invergroin . Skirting around the west of the plantation on very wet ground brought me back to the layby , completing a very nice circuit , these really are lovely hills , judging by the lack of people and paths a good spot for a bit of peace and quiet too .
by tomyboy73 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:45 pm
by luckyguy68 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:46 pm
by daveh » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:50 pm
by malky_c » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:55 pm
These hills have great views of the Arrochar Alps. Definitely somewhere to try and sneak off to next time I'm in Glasgow.
by kevsbald » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:29 pm
by Gavin99 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:53 pm
by Johnny Corbett » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:01 pm