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Stob A'Choo? Not today thank you!

Stob A'Choo? Not today thank you!


Postby jmarkb » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:56 am

Grahams included on this walk: Stob Breac

Date walked: 20/08/2012

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 8.5 km

Ascent: 560m

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Not one of our better days in the hills: we had intended a round of Stob Breac and Stob a'Choin from Inverlochlarig, but having slogged up the north side of Stob Breac in overcast, sticky weather, we were both suffering so badly from hayfever that we decided to call it a day :(

The main point of posting this is that our (impromptu) descent route would actually make a much better ascent route (less steep and more scenic) than the one we took, so might be of use to anyone else planning to tackle this hill. Could be combined with this route to give a wee traverse.

Here's a brief description: from the car park, take the track towards Blaircreich, and just before the house,
cross a stile next to a gate to gain a grassy forestry track. Follow this past two hairpins, and take the branch leading into Invernenty Glen. Pass under the steep norther slopes of Stob Breac and continue to the first significant burn (marked as Allt a'Choire Bhain on the 1:25k OS map). Follow the break in the trees beside the burn, at first on its right-hand side, until you are above a deeply recessed waterfall.
Now cross onto the left side of the burn, and once above the trees follow the edge of a deep ravine until the ground levels out. Head rightwards up steep grass to the summit.


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Re: Stob A'Choo? Not today thank you!

Postby Fudgie » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:06 am

Thanks for that as this is another one I'm saving for shorter days. I keep reminding myself there's more than Munro's out there :wink:
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Re: Stob A'Choo? Not today thank you!

Postby alanm » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:12 pm

Hi. Used your ascent route today. Far easier than the "straight up the front route". Nice one thanks.
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