Two small ones on the Bonnie Banks
by 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
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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.
The track is good and before long I was at Queens View admiring the scenery.
From here I took the track branching left and headed north , climbing the high red gate just visible in this photo (NS 414948)
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
After much huffing and puffing I eventually reached the lower south summit with lovely views over Loch Lomond.
From here a short walk brings you to the higher north summit at 586m .
Nice views from here looking east to the Trossachs .
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.
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 .
An interesting view of Ben Lomond from here...
And the Crianlarich Munros lined up waiting to be named...
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 ...
After a bit of thrashing around in the recently felled forestry I eventually picked up the forest road which zig-zags downhill to Sallochy .
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
A nice circuit with good tracks to start and finish, pretty rough stuff inbetween , worth it for the views though
by bobble_hat_kenny » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:27 pm
by Gavin99 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:32 pm
by gammy leg walker » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:51 pm
by Morecambe Monkey » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:19 pm
by Johnny Corbett » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:32 pm
by Gavin99 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:41 pm
MM , yes , strangely quiet up there for some reason !
JC , two nice hills , a hard frost would make them even nicer
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
by Fudgie » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:43 am
Reading about the forestry part on the way down brought back memories of lasts weeks shambolic descent of Sgorr Dhearg
by 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
You can't beat a bit of bushwhacking
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