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Ben Chonzie

Ben Chonzie


Postby arthuy » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:50 pm

Route description: Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock

Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie

Date walked: 08/04/2012

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 12.5 km

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It has been over two months since our last walk but thankfully MD and I were both free on Sunday.

With ongoing road works down the A82 and the extra holiday traffic we did not want to go near Loch Lomond so the obvious choice for us was Ben Chonzie.

We had a late start, stopped in Comrie for a sit in Breakfast and last use of facilities set off from the parking area around 10:45.

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The ascent was pretty straight forward, follow the path until you get to a little cairn then turn left and head accross the heather, the path is there but a tad boggy. Eventually we got to the old metal fence, from there it is a case of following it to the summit.

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We had to put on our waterproofs at the little cairn and the rain kept up all the way to the top and most of the way back until we dropped below it. There was not much to be seen but for about 2 minutes the sky cleared enough for us to see the Lochs and hill so that was a nice treat.

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Not the most exciting Munro but a nice easy one, a first for us was not being overtaken by other walkers infact we passed a group of 5 guys and we were home in time for dinner. :D

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Re: Ben Chonzie

Postby DarrenJeffrey » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:17 pm

Nice report. Think I'll do Chonzie this weekend :D
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Re: Ben Chonzie

Postby Graeme D » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:29 pm

Nice one! Never done that route up before.
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Re: Ben Chonzie

Postby jonny616 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:22 pm

Nearly took my kids up there on Sunday to roll their eggs, but opted for the lawers range instead. Enjoyed this hill when i did it although it gets bad press 8)
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