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First report - Tom Bailgeann over Loch Duntelchaig

First report - Tom Bailgeann over Loch Duntelchaig


Postby tummelv » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:01 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Tom Bailgeann

Date walked: 03/01/2013

Time taken: 1.5 hours

Distance: 3 km

Ascent: 220m

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Hi All! Long time lurker, first time poster here. Figured I'd start with my latest walk since there isn't an entry on Walkhighlands yet for this hill.

I decided to try Tom Bailgeann today as the weather was nice and it was local to me. Got to the parking area just before 2 and was home for just after 4, so a little over 2 hours all in all. The ground is extremely boggy for this one. Luckily you can avoid the worst of it by walking on the heather just to the side of the path but had a couple of slips both on the way up and down - no falls though. :clap: There is a police notice attached to the gate explaining that there should be no unauthorised persons on the path but I ignored it. Why put a trig point at the top of a hill you're not supposed to climb? :? Besides, the fence extends just a few metres either side of the gate so you can just walk around it. Don't think they're trying too hard to keep people off the hill! :lol:

The path is very steep right from the start so you gain height very quickly. The views over Loch Duntelchaig soon opened up.

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Attempt at a panorama - didn't come out that great but gives you an idea of the view.

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View from just before the summit, showing some of the path down.

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There is a rather large transmitter at the top of the hill, festooned with warnings and police cctv in operation signs. The trig point can be seen at the bottom left of the mast.

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Views into the sun - The hills on the far right in the distance are the ones over Loch Ness.

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View of the mast from the other side.

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I would have liked to show a couple of more photos over the Loch Ness side of the hill but they didn't come out so well. It was pretty hazy today so would be a wasted effort to show you guys. Still, enjoyed myself today. I've been trying to focus on lower hills nearby to me lately. Save my time and petrol money for the nicer weather ahead, I think!

Have a few collections of photos from other trips I have done over the last few months. I may upload them at a later point. Hope you all enjoy these. :)
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Re: First report - Tom Bailgeann over Loch Duntelchaig

Postby malky_c » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:35 am

Nice one - I like seeing reports from this area :) . All of the other Marilyns in the vicinity are worth doing (although some are pretty rough) - Stac Gorm over by Loch Ruthven is probably the best.
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Re: First report - Tom Bailgeann over Loch Duntelchaig

Postby Ian Johnston » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:39 pm

Great stuff tummelv,

A little-known hill and some nice images - perfect!

Kind regards

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Re: First report - Tom Bailgeann over Loch Duntelchaig

Postby ScottishLeaf » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:50 pm

Nice report, some good views. Like the one of the transmitter dwarfing trig point.
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Re: First report - Tom Bailgeann over Loch Duntelchaig

Postby AdamMcBean » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:06 pm

I did this hill today and found it to be a plesant walk. Great photos by the way.
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