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Meall Lighiche and its two neighbours
by Gavin99 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:13 pm
Corbetts included on this walk: Meall Lighiche
Grahams included on this walk: Meall Mor (Glencoe), Sgorr a'Choise
Date walked: 07/07/2012
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 13 km
Ascent: 1360m3 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Two Grahams done ,it was time to head on to the Corbett. The descent to the next bealach was on easy grassy slopes becoming a bit boggy down lower but before long I reached the drier slopes of Meall Lighiche . Whilst trying to pick a way up I noticed another old line of fenceposts , a quick check confirmed these led to the summit , the 400m of ascent over grass and rock was easy enough , not half as steep as it had looked from a distance . When I reached the summit , I found some shelter from the wind behind the cairn and had a bite to eat admiring the scenery , the steep eastern face of Sgor na h-Ulaidh looks imposing from here .
From the summit a path follows the fenceline east before turning north to descend over Creag Bhan to the glen below , I lost the path (as usual ) but the ridge is fairly straightforward , one or two knolls and crags to avoid and I soon found myself at the Allt na Muidhe. I had read a couple of reports which included some excitement trying to ford the river but the level was low and I hopped across easily .
I enjoyed the walk out along the valley , the Aonach Eagach looking impressive across Glencoe . I had rushed a bit on this walk , half expecting the heavens to open at any moment but thankfully it stayed dry . These are nice wee hills tucked away in a quiet corner , a great spot for a wander and some peace and quiet .
by Johnny Corbett » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:12 pm
by LeithySuburbs » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:10 pm
by Gavin99 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:13 am
Leithy , a nice wee corner to explore . And not too far to go for post walk refreshments .
by Glen Fruin » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:22 am
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by malky_c » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:59 am
by Fudgie » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:06 am
by Gavin99 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:05 pm
Hi Malky , I read your report on these , thankfully my day was half as long and twice as dry as yours
Fudgie , shame you were in cloud on BEB, I think the lower hills had most of the views this weekend
by rockhopper » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:45 pm
by Gavin99 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:45 pm