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Uamh Bheag pretty much by the book

Uamh Bheag pretty much by the book


Postby Graeme D » Tue May 01, 2012 9:03 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Uamh Bheag

Donalds included on this walk: Uamh Bheag

Date walked: 18/04/2012

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 11.2 km

Ascent: 652m

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Not a lot to say about this one. Getting well and truly into the lighter evenings so grabbed the opportunity to do a midweek evening outing on this little southern Perthshire Graham-cum-Donald. It was a rare recent outing for Lucy too, not having done a hill day since Ben Tirran in early December.

Did it pretty much as per the route described in the Andrew Dempster book on the Grahams. Parked at the large parking area near Glenartney Church and walked along the road to the bridge over the Water of Ruchill and then along the river on an eroded muddy path to the confluence with the Allt Ollach where I found a wooden bridge a short distance upstream that got me onto the steep, pathless slopes of Am Beannan. The ascent of this northern spur gave good views across to the Loch Earn Munros of Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorlich and their neighbouring Corbett, Meall na Fearna. Mental note taken of a future good long day route taking in these three.

Got into the snow line near the top - fairly unpleasant, mushy stuff all the way along the plateau to Meall Clachach and then the gentle rise up onto the summit of Uamh Bheag. Posed for a mugshot with the funny wooden carved face atop a pole sticking out of the cairn before making my way over to the trig point on the twin summit to the south east and then back down through Coire na Fionnarachd to the Allt Ollach and the wooden bridge. Pretty dark by this stage for the walk back along the river and the tarmac.


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Back along the Glenartney road to the church and car park

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Sron na Maoile from the Water of Ruchill around Auchnashelloch Hill

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Am Beannan from the confluence of the Allt Ollach and the Water of Ruchill

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Allt Ollach waterfall

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Lucy takes a bath below the bridge

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Am Beannan from the bridge over the Allt Ollach

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Looking north up Strath a' Ghlinne

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Lucy getting exuberant before the steep ascent of Am Beannan

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Dark clouds gathering over Strath a' Ghlinne and Sron na Maoile as some locals look on

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Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorlich from the back door

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Due west to Ben Ledi and Benvane

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Water of Ruchill from well up the ascent of Am Beannan

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Uamh Bheag from summit of Am Beannan

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East to Beinn Odhar and Beinn nan Eun

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Back to the pointy Am Beannan summit

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Uamh Bheag from Meall Clachach

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The big boulder of Meall Clachach

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Uamh Bheag

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Meall Clachach and Am Beannan from Uamh Bheag

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Welcomed to the summit by this happy chappy!

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Back to Uamh Bheag from start of descent via Coire na Fionnarachd

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Cloud rolling in above the coire

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Dark by the time the bridge is reached
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Re: Uamh Bheag pretty much by the book

Postby kevsbald » Wed May 02, 2012 2:28 pm

Nice snatch.
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Re: Uamh Bheag pretty much by the book

Postby jonny616 » Wed May 02, 2012 3:37 pm

Looks like an nice late afternoon bimble 8)
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Re: Uamh Bheag pretty much by the book

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed May 02, 2012 7:13 pm

kevsbald wrote:Nice snatch.



Do you know him well. :eh:
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Re: Uamh Bheag pretty much by the book

Postby monty » Wed May 02, 2012 7:38 pm

Nice walk Graeme. Good wee training stint for you and Lucy. I do think you must have been training a bit hard though. You seem to have lost an awful lot of weight :lol: :lol:
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Re: Uamh Bheag pretty much by the book

Postby Bod » Wed May 02, 2012 7:49 pm

Good stuff Graeme. Great to see you out and about during an evening, and lovely to see Lucy again so obviously enjoying herself, especially in the burn :D :D :D
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Re: Uamh Bheag pretty much by the book

Postby Graeme D » Wed May 02, 2012 8:53 pm

jonny616 wrote:Looks like an nice late afternoon bimble 8)


It was most acceptable jonny! 8)

gammy leg walker wrote:
kevsbald wrote:Nice snatch.



Do you know him well. :eh:


Never heard of him before in my puff gammy! I trust Paul will be taking swift punitive action! :lol: :lol: :lol:

monty wrote:Nice walk Graeme. Good wee training stint for you and Lucy. I do think you must have been training a bit hard though. You seem to have lost an awful lot of weight :lol: :lol:


My wife does say I could do to put some weight on! When I look at that picture, I see her point! :shock:

Bod wrote:Good stuff Graeme. Great to see you out and about during an evening, and lovely to see Lucy again so obviously enjoying herself, especially in the burn :D :D :D


Cheers Bod! She thoroughly enjoyed her walk. :D
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Re: Uamh Bheag pretty much by the book

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu May 03, 2012 9:54 am

Nice to see the Herman Munster lookalike is still on the summit, he made this walk for me when i did it as the weather was crap :D
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