Beinn Mhanach - The long and winding road
by jwramsay » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:42 pm
Route description: Beinn Mhanach
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Mhanach
Date walked: 18/08/2012
Time taken: 7 hours
Distance: 25 km
Ascent: 953m5 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).
On Saturday 18th August 2012, I had enough time to bag a single munro. 2 hours drive in, 2 hours drive home, 2 hours walk in, 2 hours walk out and 3 hours up and down, means 11 hours of the day expended in bagging this 1 munro - Beinn Mhanach (3127 feet/953m), the last remaining unbagged Orchy Hill for Peter and I.
The long walk in is superb, but if you have a bike - use it!! You ford the river 7 times in and 7 times back and know you have good bits of you finish with dry feet!
This walk shows a superb route up Beinn Dorain, right up the front which looks like a very easy ascent.
The walk in/out is just super, great track, lovely scenery, easy going.
The climb is relentless by quick, with views of Glen Lyon opening up nicely. The summit has a cairn and good views over to the Lawers Range and an appreciation of the steepness of An Stuc!
7 hours from start to finish.
Beinn Dorain & The Viaduct
The long and winding road:
The road goes on and on and on:
Dougie at the summit baring his flag again:
Dougie has a rest at the summit cairn:
Peter eyes up the scenery:
Loch Lyon with the Lawers Range in the distance:
The descent back to the meandering river path:
Andy, Dougie and Peter with the long walk out and viaduct:
A look back to the featureless lump that is Beinn Mhanach:
Creag Mhar & Beinn Heasgarnich:
Closeup of Creag Mhar:
A look down back down the valley to the route start:
Short youtube video of our day:
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by PeteR » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:58 pm
by LeithySuburbs » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:59 pm
by jwramsay » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:38 am
The light wasn't that great on Saturday, so needed a little "something" to bring the features out.
by quoman » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:37 am
by ChrisW » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:58 pm
by jmarkb » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:08 pm
LeithySuburbs wrote:Very much one for a dry spell I reckon
An alternative is go from Achallader Farm via the Dothaidh/Achaladair col: there is a path most of the way and it probably takes about the same time. The bonus is that you can combine it with Beinn Achaladair (or even Beinn a' Chreachain).