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Glen Fruin 3 from A817

Glen Fruin 3 from A817


Postby RTMcB » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:40 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn a'Mhanaich, Beinn Chaorach, Cruach an t-Sidhein

Date walked: 27/04/2013

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 15.2 km

Ascent: 1430m

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A combination of the other routes described on the forum but I had to get all 3 to bag the area!


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Not much to be said that hasn't been before but a decent long route with a fair chunk of ascent/descent over rolling grassy hills, deep bog, steep bits and rocky bits too! More importantly - cracking views in all directions! I did this route anti-clockwise.

Get here early though, limited car parking on access road to dam.

Dam from the ascent up Beinn Chaorach
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

The Strone and Beinn a'Mhanaich from Beinn Chaorach
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v-3.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

Goatfell on Arran from Beinn Chaorach
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v-6.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

Alisa Crag rises above Greenock
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v-11.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

Cairn on Beinn Chaorach overlooking Faslane, but the true summit is further on (Trig Point)
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v-14.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

Pretty sure that's Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) and Stuc a'Chroin?
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v-19.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

Cobbler, Ben Ime and Ben Narnain
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v-20.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

Cruach an t-Sidhein (centre, 2nd Graham for today) and Doune Hill (right) bagged a couple of months ago.
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v-32.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

linking the 1st and 2nd Graham's requires crossing small streams, the first
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v-35.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

and the second with the route taken up Cruach an t-Sidhein in the middle of the photo to the left of the ravine
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v-36.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

Beinn a'Mhanach looks awesome from the north
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v-42.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

Ben Lomond and Doune Hill from the summit of Cruach an t-Sidhein
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v-47.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

looking over Beinn Eich part of the "Luss Classic"
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v-51.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

Southside of Cruach an t-Sidhein from the ascent of Beinn a'Mhanaich
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v-55.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

Route up Beinn a'Mhanaich is pretty straightforward
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v-57.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

Surprised a fellow walker by appearing from nowhere! Great view down into the glen
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v-64.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

and another, lovely rolling hills
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v-65.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

Shortcut down the side of the Strone is easy but steep in places but takes you directly to the dam and avoids the road.
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27 Apr 2013 HX20v-68.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
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Re: Glen Fruin 3 from A817

Postby Fudgie » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:12 am

I look at these hills every time I walk out the front door. I'll be keeping your route in mind 8)
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