Invervar Circuit (4 munros)
by 2dalmatians » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:19 am
Route description: Carn Gorm, Meall Garbh, Carn Mairg and Creag Mhor
Munros included on this walk: Carn Gorm, Carn Mairg, Creag Mhor (Meall na Aighean), Meall Garbh (Carn Mairg)
Date walked: 24/03/2012
Time taken: 7.5 hours
Distance: 18 km
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1. The car park is 25mtrs from the Red phone box (directly behind it down the hill) - not half a mile away as I first thought!! Also get there early or there won't be any spaces to park.
2. The gate you go through opposite the phone box is a bit stiff - you need to lift it a little to get the bolt loose
3. The people in the know prefer that you complete the circuit in a clockwise direction - not sure why?
4. It took me approx 30 minutes to reach the metal bridge (2 people width) to cross the burn.
5. It took me 40 minutes to get to the point where you head up the hillside - seems a lot of people have trouble finding this.
6.If you start your walk very early ie 0630 - you have a very good chance of seeing a large herd of deer - a couple of dozen at least
7. The path from Carn Gorm to Meall Garbh is very clear. Make sure to take the left fork at the beallach to avoid climbing An Sgur (unless of course you want to add the Corbett )
8.The summit of Carn Marig is up the hill to the left of the rocky crags as you look towards them (approx 50 metres from the crags)
9. A safe way of coming off Carn Marig as you head to Creag Mhor is to walk down and to the left with the Carn Marig summit cairn behind you. Picking your way through these rocks is not as steep as heading directly towards the summit of Creag Mhor.
10. Once you complete Creag Mhor and start your return walk by retracing your steps back to the Col dont carrying on straight up the next little hill. This will take you into a steeper descent via crags. Instead take the path moving off to the right.
11. My timings to each summit: Car Park to Carn Gorm (2hours), Carn Gorm to Meall Gharb (1 hour), Meall Gharb to Carn Marig (1.5 hours) Carn Marig to Creag Mhor (1 hour), Creag Mhor to car park (2 hours but probably 1 as I got a bit lost )
12. Plenty of places to wild camp if you wanted to, especially between Meall Garbh and Carn Marig where there is a little Lochan which may provide shelter from the elements.
13. This was my first trip with more than two summits so pleased that I had the fitness to complete this. I would say that if you can cope with a climb like Ben Lomond you will have no trouble with this route.
14. On a clear day all the summits are visible and its hard to get lost, however in poor visibility it would be very easy to get lost.
Anyway I hope the above is useful.
by mamoset » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:14 am
by Tomsie » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:46 am
by littlemrs29 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:26 pm
by rockhopper » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:49 pm
For some unknown reason, I seem to end up going anti-clockwise on many of my walks...including this one - didn't make any difference though, I still saw nothing but clag cheers2dalmatians wrote:3. The people in the know prefer that you complete the circuit in a clockwise direction - not sure why?
by jonny616 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:04 pm
by gammy leg walker » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:19 pm
jonny616 wrote:Great day you had. I was anti clockwise
Me & alan s went clockwise,then anti-clockwise,then clockwise,saw hee-haw all day & got lost 3 or 4 times.
Cheers for posting 2Ds & seeing what we missed.
by tamw51 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:32 pm
by Graeme D » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:39 pm
by L-Hiking » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:26 pm
Graeme D wrote:Thanks for the nice clear pics! I always make a point of reading reports for this route and paying particular attention to any photos as I did it myself a couple of years back and was none the wiser as to what it was actually like. For all I saw I might as well have spent several hours walking around my local Tesco.
I echo Graeme's comments, just clag , clag , clag when I was up there, found the telephone box first time tho
by quoman » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:50 pm
Good tips there and good pic's ruby looks to be enjoying the hills my pals dogs(bear) she's in awe my report's has done 78 munros' and she loves it.
by 2dalmatians » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:19 am
Quoman, Ruby loves the walks, just not the drive getting there! She is carsick every time we go but strangely never on the way back
by Jockstar » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:22 pm
walkers do it anti clockwise, as I have suffered sore ankles and knees twice!!
by The Rodmiester » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:33 pm
by soulminer » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:20 pm
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