Sgiath Chuil but no Meal Glas
by Jockstar » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:18 pm
Munros included on this walk: Sgiath Chùil
Date walked: 14/04/2012
Time taken: 6.5 hours
Distance: 5.5 km
Ascent: 921mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Arriving in good time at the car park at the end of Glen Lochay we walked to the Ford at Lubchurran and made our way passed the cottage and up the land rover track till we came to the dam and crossed over and headed straight up to gain the ridge which takes you all the way to Sgiath Chuil.
The views were opening up as we gained height and we could see back to Meall Ghaordaidh and across to Creag Mhor and west to Ben Challum.
I was surprised that it wasn’t as boggy as I was led to believe, but it still seemed as if we were never making any real progress. Bright and sunny as it was we were subject to the odd shower of snow or hail but nothing to worry about. As we carried on the snow covered top was getting nearer and a couple coming down from the top of Sgiath Chuil gave us an idea of what to expect when we got onto the plateau which led to the top and now we knew what was expected we got on with the job of walking through the snow to get up and onto the plateau that takes you to the cairn.
Without too much bother we soon reached the cairn and had a time out to eat our lunch. As we had a bit of shelter it was a grand view across to Ben More and it was a grand sight as it glistened in the sun.
We realised, however that Ruby wasn’t coping to well with the snow and decided that Meal Glas would wait for another day. So we made our way back the way we came and planned to fit in Meal Glas from Glen Dochart another time.
Glad to report that Ruby was fine once she got back onto grass and had no effects from the snow.
by gammy leg walker » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:26 pm
Glen Dochart is a good idea for Meal Glas.
by Bod » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:29 pm
by weescotsman » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:34 pm
by Jockstar » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:52 pm
weescotsman wrote:Did Meall Glas from Glen Dochart a few weeks ago..... probably about the worst bogfest we've encountered, worse than Ben Challum and An Caistel............... nuff said. Great views though from the top.
Thats what i heard about and was very wary with the dug not to get into a mudbath!!
by weescotsman » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:55 pm
by Jock McJock » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:41 am
by Meatball » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:16 am
by jonny616 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:36 am
by quoman » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:09 pm
done this one with some of the WH gang planed to do the both but conditions decided against it.
by rockhopper » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:27 pm
Not being a golfer, I think this is a much better way of going for a walk Good day out even if you didn't get to the second hill - can remember going from Glen Dochart but I must've been lucky as it wasn't as boggy as I thought it would be - cheersJockstar wrote:..........enjoying a rare (for me) game of golf on the New Course where I managed to play to my handicap
by Graeme D » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:37 pm
Like you and some others who have commented, I have done one but not the other. Did MG but not done SG yet. Did MG from the Lochay side and want to do SG from the Dochart/bogfest side. Definitely waiting for a nice, crisp, hard frozen winter day.
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