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Monamenach

Monamenach


Postby IainG » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:04 pm

Route description: Monamenach, Glen Isla

Corbetts included on this walk: Monamenach

Date walked: 12/09/2009

Time taken: 4 hours

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Monamenach. An odd name for a hill me thinks? It's a Corbett in one of the finest of the Angus Glens, Glen Isla.

As usual these days, we were out for a weekend in the Cairngorms and fancied a wander over a few hills we'd never been up.

We headed through Glen Isla, and parked up at Auchavan at the road end. Parking is very limited here and it is a tight single track. Enough room just to tuck the Camel on the verge.

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Looking back down the Glen, it was a fairly gloomy looking start.

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A good track winds its way up the hillside at the back of the (holiday) cottages, and a short grunt up the hillside took us to a sparse looking summit.

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Not bad views though, and improved as the day went on.

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A chink in the clouds indicated an improving situation.

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And almost immediately, the clouds started to break. Cracking views towards Caenlochan.

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With conditions improving, we decided to make a day of it, heading north then down towards Tulchan Lodge.

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Where there is a handy bridge at around 182 723. This leads to a land rover track which passes the lodge. The lodge is hidden in the woods and ignore the 'Private' signs. The track goes nowhere near the big hoose.

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Looking south from the track near Tulchan Lodge.

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Looking north from the sam point, towards Caenlochan.

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Heading back down the glen to where we started at Auchavan.

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A last look back north up the Glen from near Linns.

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A good short circular walk in the Angus Glens.
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Re: Monamenach

Postby skuk007 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:32 pm

Love those photos, must try my hand at some of those!
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Re: Monamenach

Postby Alan S » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:16 pm

some cracking pics again iain
the camel must have run up some miles now,what do you feed it :D, probably becks :lol:
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Re: Monamenach

Postby hills » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:08 pm

It is a fine glen, and Caenlochan Glen is quite something as well.

This hill is a braw short walk, good bet under snow.
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Re: Monamenach

Postby Yorjick » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:28 pm

I like the letterbox shaped photos. This acts as useful reconnaissance for when I head off this way. Thank you for posting.
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Re: Monamenach

Postby jmarkb » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:23 am

Nice report!

IainG wrote:Monamenach. An odd name for a hill me thinks?


The hill names in this area are a right mixture of Scots, Gaelic and Anglicised Gaelic. Monamenach is (according to the Scottish Hill Names book) from the Gaelic monadh meadhonach (middle hill).

(For future reference, there is more parking space by the river about 200m past the farm at Auchavan, down a rough track on the right!).
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Re: Monamenach

Postby IainG » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:10 am

Yorjick wrote:I like the letterbox shaped photos. This acts as useful reconnaissance for when I head off this way. Thank you for posting.



For the geeks out there (like me!) they're taken with a film camera, a Hasselblad Xpan. It's a panoramic camera which takes a double width frame shot. You get 21 shots from a 36 roll 35mm film.
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