walkhighlands

Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Lurg Mhor and Bideina'Choire Sheasgaich (Aug 08)

Lurg Mhor and Bideina'Choire Sheasgaich (Aug 08)


Postby IainG » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:35 pm

Route description: Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich and Lurg Mhòr

Munros included on this walk: Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich, Lurg Mhòr

Date walked: 16/08/2008

Time taken: 25 hours

Distance: 38 km

Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

This report covers a walk we done in Aug 2008, and I posted in here following comments on another thread about what it involves.

These two munros lie in the Glen Cannich to Glen Carron area and are very remote. It's a significant undertaking which can be broken by a stay over at one of the bothies in the area. We stayed in Bendronaig Bothy overnight which, rare for a bothy these days, was empty.

Taking a bike would be an option but the track in climbs for a good hour, then descends to the bothy and I'd imagine that the route out would involve a lot of pushing as again, it was a climb for about an hour on the track to reach the high point which is at around NG 975 375. It's a good landrover track almost to the foot of the hills, but the paths up the hills are faint and hard to find apart from on the ridge itself between the two munros.

We started off at the well signed 'Walkers Carpark' immediately on the left as you enter the gates to Attadale Gardens. The hills to the north from Attadale looked great.

Image

We passed the entrance to the gardens. A nice lily pond.

Image

The track winds as it climbs up through some nice scenery.

Image

And we were glad to reach the high point as it descended toward Bendronaig. Our first view of the hills ahead. Lurg Mhor on the right, Cheesecake in the centre.

Image

It's a nice bit of the country here, and it was turning out to be a fine evening.

Image

2.5hrs after leaving the car, we arrived at the bothy.

Image

Image

The place was in great order and after we through out some dodgy drink which had been left by the previous occupants, we settled down for the night. Haven't these folk heard of 'pack it in - pack it out'?!??

Image

The proper stalkers lodge next door.

Image

The weather didn't look great as we headed out on the sunday morning. We intended to shoot up Sail Riabhach, but the long grass and low cloud, and the heavy packs, we opted instead to go up to Loch Calavie and up to the bealach.

Image

Image

From the bealach, the cloud was still low, but the view north was impressive.

Image

The summit of Lurg Mhor cleared briefly for a photo.

Image

Image

Cheesecake is in there somewhere!

Image

The cloud was breaking and lifting and the views were brilliant.

Image

Image

And then we were at the summit of Cheesecake.

Image

Image

Brilliant views.

Image

Image

Then it was back on the long and winding road to Attadale.

Image

Where we seen this massive ringed Dragonfly!

Image
User avatar
IainG
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 660
Munros:282   Corbetts:11
Grahams:7   Donalds:3
Sub 2000:1   Hewitts:1
Wainwrights:4   
Joined: Feb 8, 2009
Location: Howe of the Mearns

Re: Lurg Mhor and Bideina'Choire Sheasgaich (Aug 08)

Postby monty » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:48 pm

Thats a good long walk you done there Ian. It seems such a long way from Attadale to the Munros on the map though. I think that I would be looking at going in from Glencarron lodge area and bagging the other two on the same two day walk. What do you think?
monty
 

Re: Lurg Mhor and Bideina'Choire Sheasgaich (Aug 08)

Postby IainG » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:06 pm

In hindsight, it probably would have been. However, we'd done the other two (can't remember their names :oops: ) on a long day out from Craig. I suppose we'd broken the area into easier chunks, deferring the longer walk until later in the bagging expedition.
User avatar
IainG
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 660
Munros:282   Corbetts:11
Grahams:7   Donalds:3
Sub 2000:1   Hewitts:1
Wainwrights:4   
Joined: Feb 8, 2009
Location: Howe of the Mearns

Re: Lurg Mhor and Bideina'Choire Sheasgaich (Aug 08)

Postby Paul Webster » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:13 pm

But the Bendronaig Lodge bothy is soo nice 8)
User avatar
Paul Webster
Site Admin
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 5509
Munros:282   Corbetts:222
Grahams:71   Donalds:45
Sub 2000:120   Hewitts:133
Wainwrights:134   Islands:92
Joined: Jan 6, 2007
Location: Highland
Walk wish-list

Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).




Walkhighlands community forum is advert free


Your generosity keeps this site running.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by donating by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: alyg95, bobble_hat_kenny, JBaxter96, kenajc, Rubixious, stirlingdavo and 99 guests