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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
27 Apr 2013 HX20v.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

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

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

Alisa Crag rises above Greenock
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)
27 Apr 2013 HX20v-14.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

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

Cobbler, Ben Ime and Ben Narnain
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.
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
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
27 Apr 2013 HX20v-36.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

Beinn a'Mhanach looks awesome from the north
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
27 Apr 2013 HX20v-47.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

looking over Beinn Eich part of the "Luss Classic"
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
27 Apr 2013 HX20v-55.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

Route up Beinn a'Mhanaich is pretty straightforward
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
27 Apr 2013 HX20v-64.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr

and another, lovely rolling hills
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.
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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