Seana Bhraigh from Inverlael
by simon-b » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:13 pm
Munros included on this walk: Seana Bhraigh
Date walked: 21/03/2012
Time taken: 8.5 hours
Distance: 28.5 km
Ascent: 1095mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
First along the Inverlael forest tracks, second a ramble across heather moorland.
It looked inevitable that I would be ascending into the clag on arrival at the lochans below Meall Glac an Ruighe.
The scenery here was now much more mountainous and craggy. Next followed a grassy and peaty section, before the dramatic arrival at the Gate of Ca'-dearg. As I moved towards the Seana Bhraigh summit plateau, the clouds had lifted. This ptarmigan's early Spring plumage blended into the stones well.
And so on towards the summit which was cloud free.
The highest point of the mountain is right on the edge of a shear drop, with a great view across Luchd Choire.
A second chance to see the amazing views of the Cadha Dearg came on the return route.
The crags above Coire an Lochain Sgeirich were cloud free on the way back.
Finally the return to Inverlael opened up some fine views of An Tellach.
A thoroughly enjoyable day out
by SusieThePensioner » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:17 pm
by Johnny Corbett » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:20 pm
by simon-b » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:12 pm
Cheers Johnny. I know some people prefer the approach from Strath Mulzie, which I haven't tried, but I can certainly recommend the Inverlael route.
by rockhopper » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:33 pm
by kenny3760 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:45 pm
by mrssanta » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:45 pm
by basscadet » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:56 pm
mrssanta wrote:I fancy taking a tent in there and doing a few more for the long walk in. looks lovely
If you do it from the NE (Straih Mulzie) there is a bonny triple bothy to stay in at Coiremor.. It really is an amazing spot, well worth the extra car journey, and the bothy is easily accessible by bike
There are some really good caves as well on the N shoulder, hard to find though..
This has to be my 'most climbed hill' but hardly surprising seeing as I am named after it! oh the joys of being born to baggers..
I enjoyed the photos and report thoroughly, my heartfelt and sincere thanks for posting a brilliant report
by simon-b » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:21 pm
Rockhopper and Mrssanta, if this encourages you to head to the far north then great
Ullapool, Assynt, Altnaharra and the surrounding mountains - there's nowhere else in Britain quite like it.
Spectacular country to travel through as well as for mountain walking.
Kenny, please see my reply to your Beinn Dearg post if you haven't done already.
Basscadet, your parents had taste when they chose which mountain to name you after. I think my Dad's favourite hill was Great Gable, I'm not sure that name would have suited me though .