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Two small ones on the Bonnie Banks

Two small ones on the Bonnie Banks


Postby Gavin99 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:59 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Beinn Uird, Binnean nan Gobhar

Date walked: 27/10/2012

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 15.6 km

Ascent: 810m

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I started this walk from Cashel Farm , owned by the Royal Scottish Forestry Society , there is a good car park and the £2 parking fee goes to a worthy cause . The first part of my walk followed the green waymarkers up through the trees on a good track , plenty of birdlife around on this lovely crisp autumn morning.
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The track is good and before long I was at Queens View admiring the scenery.
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From here I took the track branching left and headed north , climbing the high red gate just visible in this photo (NS 414948)
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After 800m and a right turn I reached the end of the forestry , a gap in the deer fence allows access to the open hill . From here the way to Binnean nan Gobhar is very rough , a mix of deep bog and long heather , something I would see plenty of today :D
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After much huffing and puffing I eventually reached the lower south summit with lovely views over Loch Lomond.
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From here a short walk brings you to the higher north summit at 586m .
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Nice views from here looking east to the Trossachs .
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The traverse to the second hill of the day looked none too promising , more bog and deep heather ,but faint deer and ATV tracks would help me on my way.
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After a long slog down to the 433m bealach and up onto the lower slopes of Beinn Uird the ground improved , before too long I was wandering around the grassy plateau looking for the cairn .
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An interesting view of Ben Lomond from here...
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And the Crianlarich Munros lined up waiting to be named...
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From the summit I headed SW to pick up the fence which would lead me to the corner of the forestry above Sallochy . Nice views of the Luss and Glen Douglas Grahams on the descent ...
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After a bit of thrashing around in the recently felled forestry I eventually picked up the forest road which zig-zags downhill to Sallochy .
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A short wander south along the road and WHW brought me back to Cashel Farm where I stopped for a chat with one of the locals
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A nice circuit with good tracks to start and finish, pretty rough stuff inbetween , worth it for the views though :D
Last edited by Gavin99 on Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Two small ones on the Bonnie Banks

Postby bobble_hat_kenny » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:27 pm

Nice report with some great photos :clap: . These Sub-2000 Marilyns can be very more-ish: I was just up Conic Hill this morning (never done it before, strangely enough) and it was a grand wee walk, although a bit like Sauchiehall Street on a Saturday morning at the top. Probably the rare good weather... These two that you did are practically on the doorstep for Weegies like me, and I've looked at them before ... I will definitely try to do them sometime now after reading your report; it looks a grand shorter day out :D
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Re: Two small ones on the Bonnie Banks

Postby Gavin99 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:32 pm

Yes , lovely wee hills and very handy for shorter winter days . I saw your Conic hill report , lovely views along the faultline , a busy little hill !
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Re: Two small ones on the Bonnie Banks

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:51 pm

Nice wee report Gavin.
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Re: Two small ones on the Bonnie Banks

Postby Morecambe Monkey » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:19 pm

Interesting report on some of the smaller hills Gavin,bet it was nice & quiet up there today.
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Re: Two small ones on the Bonnie Banks

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:32 pm

Nice one, been thinking about doing these this winter. I'd even had half a thought of doing them today but a long lie won the vote :D
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Re: Two small ones on the Bonnie Banks

Postby Gavin99 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:41 pm

Cheers GLW , it was a lovely day :D

MM , yes , strangely quiet up there for some reason !

JC , two nice hills , a hard frost would make them even nicer 8)

RTC , I can see how confusing it could be in mist with the three summits spread around the craggy tops , at least you had an excuse to go back up and enjoy the lovely views :)
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Re: Two small ones on the Bonnie Banks

Postby Fudgie » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:43 am

Good read there Gavin. Another wee local walk for me to save for the winter :thumbup:

Reading about the forestry part on the way down brought back memories of lasts weeks shambolic descent of Sgorr Dhearg :shock:
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Re: Two small ones on the Bonnie Banks

Postby Gavin99 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:08 pm

Fudgie wrote:Reading about the forestry part on the way down brought back memories of lasts weeks shambolic descent of Sgorr Dhearg :shock:


You can't beat a bit of bushwhacking :D
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Re: Two small ones on the Bonnie Banks

Postby rob munbett » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:57 am

Good report with helpful pics. heading up these two tomorrow.
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Re: Two small ones on the Bonnie Banks

Postby m3doc » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:31 pm

VERY boggy after clearing forest / Cashel hydro track with awkward clumpy grass below Beinn Bhreac and Binnein nan Gobhar and between latter and Beinn Uird and awkward route across harvested forest to pick up Sallochy forest track with blue marked path shortcutting second zigzag on return route. 6.5 hours.
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