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by lomondwalkers » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:54 pm
Route description: Beinn Bhuidhe, via Glen Fyne
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Bhuidhe
Date walked: 26/02/2012
Time taken: 8 hours
Distance: 21.5 km
Ascent: 955mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The walk-in along Glen Fyne was fairly uneventful other than the obligatory stare-out with the broon coos!! We arrived at the old cottage where we would hit the slopes just in time for the drizzle that would stay with us for the remainder of the walk!! We opted to follow the path on the left side of the stream,where there were many mini waterfalls in full flow. Eventually we got to the scramble as described in the WH route, I opted to go first, and being a bit of a short arse, I found it tricky when facing into the rocks, so readjusted myself to face outwards and swung my left leg over the awkward part. Once safely over I could see Del Boy wasn't having any of it (no wonder, after the fuss I made of it ), so he opted to head up the steep grass above, which meant him then having to descend another 100 or so feet back to the path. Me? I had a great view of the big waterfall that cascades down at the end of the gorge. This would be the highlight of the day!!
Where the ground levels out, the path becomes very indistinct, so much so that we lost it So we took a rough bearing and followed this and eventually rejoined the path before it started climbing steeply towards the summit ridge, at one point we came across a large snow patch about 3 feet deep with a large crack in it where the path was, after a bit of poking and prodding to ensure it was stable enough we passed through the crack then up the side of the snow patch. From here it was a straight forward walk along the ridge to the summit, where I believe there are fabulous views to be had
We descended as per the WH route, and picked up a feint path on the opposite side of the gorge from which we had ascended, both of us landing on oor bahookis several times due to the wet slippy grass.
We visited the wee Bothy on the walk back out of the Glen, where a handy buckie bottle doubles up as a candle holder, is anyone owning up to being the previous owner????
A long walk on a dreich day with no views, although I would imagine it must be a fabulous walk when the weather behaves
by lomondwalkers » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:39 pm
by Gavin99 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:56 pm
by SusieThePensioner » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:42 pm
by Johnny Corbett » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:52 pm
lomondwalkers wrote:I have no idea why the photos are backwards, must take after the author
I was wondering why the photos were getting better as you go Never mind you got the same views i got when i did this one
by ChrisW » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:03 pm
by Del246 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:53 pm
by smiffysmc » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:03 pm
by rockhopper » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:54 am
by lomondwalkers » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:30 pm
It didn't feel too atmospheric staoting about in that weather Susie
Judging by the reports on here JC, these views seem to be the norm on this one!
Cheers Chris, I'm sure deep down you really miss days like this!!
Cheers Del, i think drookit is what we were by the summit
Just makes the good days all the more enjoyable Smiffy, i think we just visited the bothy to break up the walk out!
Its probably one I'd do again on a decent day RH, providing i take the bike, should be worth it for the views
by tomyboy73 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:16 am
smiffysmc wrote:Great report. We never went over to the Bothy. On way up we were lookin forward to getting onto the hill,on way back we were lookin forward to gettin to the car. But the views at the top look familiar