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Bring me Sunshine all the while!!!!!

Bring me Sunshine all the while!!!!!


Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:38 pm

Route description: Beinn Bhuidhe, via Glen Fyne

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Bhuidhe

Date walked: 27/03/2012

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 16.5 km

Ascent: 940m

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Mid week sneaky peak club time again.

There have been a lot of reports on this hill recently. So not much to add to those.
I had a sharp deadline to be back in Glasgow to take my girls to Brownies, so picked up Alistair meet Andy in Arrochar & we were suited & booted by 07:15. Lovely cloudless morning, a little fresh but that would not last. First tip is read the notes first don’t walk up the track to the quarry & then read them. Dooh. :lol: :lol:
Once on the right track its easy going, past the bike racks we stashed trainers & extra water in the end of the old cottage. From where you look straight down the valley to Ben Lui.
Up the path towards the water fall. It is eroded in parts, but the bad step is ok. As we climbed the views opened up soon seeing Ben Lomond. Once the ground levels out’ the crags of Bhuidhe are magnificent, when you can see them fully. Had a breather before the steep pull up on to the ridge.
We could see for miles particularly in the direction of Tyndrum & Arrochar. Towards Dalmally it was pretty hazy, but still stunning. The walk along the ridge to the summit is lovely. We spent a good 40 mins soaking up the rays & views.
Quickly back along the ridge & down to the level boggy ground. At one particular boggy bit I elected to walk around rather than jump. Can’t think why? Whilst I was walking around Alistair managed to pull his calf muscle. Ouch. The rest of the way down was very slow &, for Alistair, painful.
Andy went on ahead & once down to the old cottage ran the 7K & drove up the road/track to pick us up by the bike rack. He had spoken to a lady at one of the houses to explain first rather than just horsing up their private road.
Really great to walk & see more than the butt & rucksack of the person in front of you. :lol: :lol:
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Looking back towards Loch Fyne
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Leaving the cottage
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Andy negociates the bad step
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Remember you can walk around!!!
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Path up to the ridge
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Looking back down
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Climbing up
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Ridge to the summit
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Ben More to Ben Lomond
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Ben Lui to Stob Binnien
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Beinn Bhuidhe
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Re: Bring me Sunshine all the while!!!!!

Postby iainwatson » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:12 pm

nice one jonny,

good to see you getting your share of the good weather on the hills! :D

see you tomorrow 8)
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Re: Bring me Sunshine all the while!!!!!

Postby Jock McJock » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:51 pm

Nice one Jonny, gutted I missed out on this one now, looks like a cracking day. Love the pic of you at that bog :lol: Hoping to get out tomorrow (seeing as all you lucky buggers are off to Kintail and I'm not :( ) so might have a crack at this one. Was going to be Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil, but in two minds now :? Though I think I'd bike it in and out, save me that 7K jog :lol: Enjoy Kinail :D
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Re: Bring me Sunshine all the while!!!!!

Postby Merry-walker » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:02 pm

Lovely pictures and report Jonny. Looked very hot out there 8)
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Re: Bring me Sunshine all the while!!!!!

Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:15 pm

iainwatson wrote:nice one jonny,

good to see you getting your share of the good weather on the hills! :D

see you tomorrow 8)


Cheers Iain. See you tomorrow 8)
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Re: Bring me Sunshine all the while!!!!!

Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:21 pm

Jock McJock wrote:Nice one Jonny, gutted I missed out on this one now, looks like a cracking day. Love the pic of you at that bog :lol: Hoping to get out tomorrow (seeing as all you lucky buggers are off to Kintail and I'm not :( ) so might have a crack at this one. Was going to be Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil, but in two minds now :? Though I think I'd bike it in and out, save me that 7K jog :lol: Enjoy Kinail :D


I'll be passing the bus stop at 06:30 you could come with us for the day & get the train home from Kyle of whatever it's called :lol: :lol:

Bike a good move unless you have a dodgy ankle & an Andy

I've done the two lochy ones separate, but easy enough to combine still probably a harder walk than Bhuidhe

Enjoy whatever you do.
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Re: Bring me Sunshine all the while!!!!!

Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:22 pm

Merry-walker wrote:Lovely pictures and report Jonny. Looked very hot out there 8)


Thanks MW Scoarchiooooo. Burnt my neck a bit :lol:
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Re: Bring me Sunshine all the while!!!!!

Postby SusieThePensioner » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:24 pm

jonny616 wrote:Mid week sneaky peak club time again.
Seems to come round very quickly :lol:

Glad you had the benefit of the summer weather, another enjoyable report and great photos :thumbup:

jonny616 wrote:I had a sharp deadline to be back in Glasgow to take my girls to Brownies

I hope you got back in time as you have to get your priorities right :D Our two girls went to Brownies and now, the younger has just produced our first grandchild, Emily, so she'll no doubt be off to Brownies in a few years :lol:
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Re: Bring me Sunshine all the while!!!!!

Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:28 pm

SusieThePensioner wrote:
jonny616 wrote:Mid week sneaky peak club time again.
Seems to come round very quickly :lol:

Glad you had the benefit of the summer weather, another enjoyable report and great photos :thumbup:

jonny616 wrote:I had a sharp deadline to be back in Glasgow to take my girls to Brownies

I hope you got back in time as you have to get your priorities right :D Our two girls went to Brownies and now, the younger has just produced our first grandchild, Emily, so she'll no doubt be off to Brownies in a few years :lol:


Thanks Susan. Every Tuesday just now, but not for the next two weeks half term :lol:

Granny taxi coming to a town near you soon :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Bring me Sunshine all the while!!!!!

Postby SusieThePensioner » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:33 pm

jonny616 wrote:Thanks Susan. Every Tuesday just now, but not for the next two weeks half term


Both my daughters are teachers so we still have to think about school holidays as well :lol: :lol:
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Re: Bring me Sunshine all the while!!!!!

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:26 pm

Great views, i got a bad day when i did this one. Good to see you didn't end up in that bog :D
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Re: Bring me Sunshine all the while!!!!!

Postby rockhopper » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:01 pm

Another midweek cracking walk - not that I'm jealous at all.... :mrgreen: :sick: Great to see everything I didn't see on this hill - spent most of the time in the clag and rain :roll: - cheers :D
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Re: Bring me Sunshine all the while!!!!!

Postby Graeme D » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:05 pm

That's a corking set of pics and a fantastic looking trip Jonny! Looking forward to meeting you this weekend. :D
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Re: Bring me Sunshine all the while!!!!!

Postby 2dalmatians » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:14 pm

Nice report Johnny and some good pics too. I got a similar day when I walked thisnhill last year. A real favourite of mine :)
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Re: Bring me Sunshine all the while!!!!!

Postby ChrisW » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:48 am

Another cracker JC, pleased to see you getting the great weather too...have to say I was expecting a splashdown on that river crossing having seen the first shot, I scrolled down quickly only to be disappointed :lol:
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