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Lyons rampant

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:20 pm
by Tam Collie
A bit of a late start

The trip up Glen Lyon is not a good journey for a Collie dog, but at least I had the window open and my nose out most of the way. We arrived at 11:15am and had a good sniff around the dam car park before heading up the new land rover track on the North shore of the loch.

"There's the path!" he said, who's he kidding thought I ! Nevertheless we climbed up onto a small hill over looking the dam and had our first view of the hills to the North

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Meall Buidhe looking NW from summit of Creag Chaorrainn

Rounded but with good descents between them and loads of rabbits and grouse.

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Summit of Meall Buidhe looking across Rannoch Moor towards the Grey Corries

Got a little windy on the top and cooled down a bit but still very pleasant. We didn't stop at the summit of the first hill but moved down to the lower cairn to gain shelter and enjoy the view across Rannoch Moor while we had a drink and a sandwich (I like cheese!)

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Rough ground in Feith Thalain

Our route took us back the way we came before descending the Feith Thalain, a very steep sided glen that runs all the way down to Loch Daimh. Halfway down we held the right (Eastern) flank to arrive at the bealach under Sron a'Choire Chnapinich

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Sron a'Chore Chnapanich from the West

The side of the second hill didn't look so bad but picking our way through the peat to get to it was a nightmare and my lovely white gaiters ended up black.

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Summit of Sron 'a Choire Chnapanich

Still the view from the top was well worth it. Didn't stop long as spots of rain were coming in with lowering cloud and we set off down the long South ridge towards Pubil and the car. Took about and hour and a quarter to get back and then another half hour while we dried off and had the last of the sandwiches (did I tell you I like cheese) before we headed off home via Kenmore where I rescued sticks that he threw into Loch Tay muttering something about mud and upholstery on his seats as he did so.

Great day out and not too hot.

Re: Lyons rampant

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:35 pm
by soulminer
Made me smile :) A different perspective :clap:
I have two of them- both Tri-colours, and I dread to think what they make of me :shock:

Re: Lyons rampant

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:22 am
by Graeme D
Nice. What was the total time for this one?

Re: Lyons rampant

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:49 pm
by Tam Collie
Graeme D wrote:Nice. What was the total time for this one?

about 5:15 hrs, could have done it in fur but the old man kept me back!

Re: Lyons rampant

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:36 pm
by Stuart Angus
Belter 8)