by Alan S » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:13 pm
Route description: Meikle Bin, Carron Valley
Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Meikle Bin
Date walked: 02/01/2010
Time taken: 4 hours
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 397m1 person thinks this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Me and Wullie
Max altitude 574m
Min altitude 214m
Total ascents 525m
Starting at the car park opposite todholes farm on the B818 Denny-Fintry road.There is a car park here big enough for around 10 cars
Walk through the barrier and after a few hunderd mtrs carron valley reservoir comes into view
There are good views here of the dam and surrounding woods (except to the north of the new wind farm across the road)
Follow the track round the dam ignoring 2 tracks that head to the right (these can be seen on the map above) until you cross a bridge over the river carron which brings you to a junction.This route follows the track to the right as the other will take you round the dam
Continue up the track and after 500mtrs there is another track to the right that must be ignored as this is a dead end.The track for this route is just a few mtrs ahead to the right.you now follow the track just before it comes to an end.took a few mins here to take in the views as the snow had stopped falling and blue sky appeared but not for long
The path through the woods is to the left and fairly easy to spot
Once out of the woods the climb is fairly straightforward,it is good to be away from the track now and on to the hillside which today was very exposed.The climb to the top from here should take approx 20mins to the summit where there are normally good views but not today
Didnt hang around here today and not the usual visit to the plane wreckage on the hill as i probably wouldnt have seen it today so headed back down to the woods for some lunch.the snow came on really heavy for around half an hour but the forrestry keeps the wind out
Return by the same route
Other routes can be by heading over the top of meikle bin to do a circular route but i have never done this
Or by starting at the head of the dam and walking right round to meet this route i have done this once but this was quite long through the forrestry and after the newly built carron valley mountain bike circuit this can be very busy with cyclists.
by Paul Webster » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:12 pm
by Alan S » Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:06 am
it was no problem its my fault for pressing back up before i was finished,its not the first time its happened
The snow was really deep in places but some kind person had drove up the track in the last couple of days and we just walked in the tracks
It wasnt that bad on the hill either,at worst it was only about 3" deep it had all been blown off down to the forest as i found out
by delberto » Sat May 08, 2010 5:00 pm
by Alan S » Sat May 08, 2010 9:52 pm
delberto wrote:going up in the next week or so- ill let you know what its like in the summer
Would be good to see what a view is like
This isnt far from me and i see it almost every day but ive only been up it 4 times and never had a view
enjoy your day
by gracibaby36 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:11 pm
by Alan S » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:13 pm
gracibaby36 wrote:Have been up the Meikle Bin twice recently thanks to the great info on here!
Thanks gracibaby glad you found the report usefull.
Best of luck with Ben Nevis
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