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Seana Bhraigh from Inverlael

Seana Bhraigh from Inverlael


Postby 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: 1095m

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This was an excellent cross country trek through contrasting scenery.

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First along the Inverlael forest tracks, second a ramble across heather moorland.

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It looked inevitable that I would be ascending into the clag on arrival at the lochans below Meall Glac an Ruighe.

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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.

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And so on towards the summit which was cloud free.

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The highest point of the mountain is right on the edge of a shear drop, with a great view across Luchd Choire.

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A second chance to see the amazing views of the Cadha Dearg came on the return route.

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The crags above Coire an Lochain Sgeirich were cloud free on the way back.

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Finally the return to Inverlael opened up some fine views of An Tellach.

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A thoroughly enjoyable day out :D
Last edited by simon-b on Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:53 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Seana Braigh from Inverlael

Postby SusieThePensioner » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:17 pm

That certainly seemed to be a good walk and it gave you some great views, enjoyed the photos :thumbup:
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Re: Seana Bhraigh from Inverlael

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:20 pm

Superb :D Hope to do this this year
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Re: Seana Bhraigh from Inverlael

Postby simon-b » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:12 pm

Thanks Susie, it was a great walk with ever-changing views.

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.
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Re: Seana Bhraigh from Inverlael

Postby rockhopper » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:33 pm

Nice one simon and very timely - hoping to get up here some time this year (fingers crossed) so this is very useful - cheers :D
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Re: Seana Bhraigh from Inverlael

Postby kenny3760 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:45 pm

Nice one, I'm hoping to do this along with Eididh nan Clach Geala in the next couple of weeks
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Re: Seana Bhraigh from Inverlael

Postby mrssanta » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:45 pm

I fancy taking a tent in there and doing a few more for the long walk in. looks lovely
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Re: Seana Bhraigh from Inverlael

Postby 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! :lol: 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 8)
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Re: Seana Bhraigh from Inverlael

Postby simon-b » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:21 pm

Thanks everyone.

Rockhopper and Mrssanta, if this encourages you to head to the far north then great :D

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 :lol: .
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