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Stuchd an Lochain

Stuchd an Lochain


Postby amigademaria » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:22 pm

Route description: Stuchd an Lochain

Munros included on this walk: Stuchd an Lochain

Corbetts included on this walk: Sron a'Choire Chnapanich

Date walked: 09/09/2012

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 8.4 km

Ascent: 663m

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Having neglected our weekly walk over the summer months we decided on Sunday we would venture out again. Having already done Meall Buidhe on a previous excursion we headed back up Glen Lyon to tackle Strucd an Lochain. It was a fine day when we left Perth but the clouds were gathering as we drove up the Glen.
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Driving up Glen Lyon


We parked up and followed the road down to the bridge and over Alt Conait.
Setting of to tackle Stuchd an Lochain.jpg


Staying on the path until we reached a cairn on our left which leads up and away from the dam. The path was very wet and muddy and we were wishing we had took the time to put on our gaiters :crazy: After the initial steep climb the path levels out until you pass above the boat house, here it heads south-west and climbs steeply. We took time to admire the view at this point looking back down on the dam. :)
Looking back down towards the dam.jpg


As we climb we pass beautiful lumps of white quartz ( hubby being a jeweller took ages admiring and wishing he had a magic wand to transport the huge piece to centre stage in the shop) :lol: :lol:
A striking white quartz rock.jpg


Once up on the first ridge we look back down Glen Lyon.
View over the saddle down Glen Lyon.jpg


Further up we reach the cairn at Sron chona choirein and keep following the path over a broad saddle with stunning views on either side. Here we look across to see the road ahead.
The road still ahead.jpg


After a final short steep push we reach the cairn and top of Struchd an Lochain and shelter from the wind to enjoy a we earned lunch and what a view!!! :D :D :D
Beautiful view of the top of Loch Daimh from the top.jpg


We retraced our steps, feeling elated at being back out on the hills. The weather stayed dry and we were back at our car in 3 hours. A good day spent :) :) :)
After 3 hours we are back at the car.jpg
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