Glen Douglas Grahams
by LeithySuburbs » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:14 pm
Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Bhreac (Loch Lomond), Tullich Hill
Date walked: 24/01/2010
Time taken: 4 hours
Distance: 9 km
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I parked at a layby about 500m short of Invergroin, walked along the road past a cattle grid and headed pretty much straight up the steepish SE side of Tullich Hill. I could clearly see the (I think) nuclear weapons bunkers on the opposite side of Glen Douglas. I reached the summit after just over an hour's walking and was presented with fine views S to the Luss hills and NW to the Arrochar Alps with The Cobbler looking particularly impressive.
I didn't hang about long (another late start I'm afraid...) and crossed NE over the summit before descending slightly to take lunch shelter in some crags. This descent would require a fair amount of care in poor visibility as the route beneath the crags is not obvious, but easy going once found. Warmed after plenty of coffee, I descended quickly over crisp snow to the col An t-Sreang.
I had a choice from here: head straight up the line of fence posts over Ben Reoch, or traverse the W slopes of Beinn Bhreac to reach the col between it and Ben Reoch? I chose the latter. There were plenty of sheep tracks which meant the going was not too bad and after reaching the 500m contour the snow was hard enough to walk easily over if I picked the right patches. I reached the trig point in some low cloud but hung around long enough to grab a couple of shots of Loch Lomond in the odd brief break in the mist.
From here I head fairly steeply down BB's SW slopes (the lower sections over some slippery snow) to the plantation E of Invergroin and skirted round it through some soggier ground to get back to the car.
by Paul Webster » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:53 pm
by allansmitchell » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:59 am
by LeithySuburbs » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:03 pm
by allansmitchell » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:22 pm
by hills » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:32 pm
by markscotsman » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:05 pm
Once question for you. I have quite a big camper van, will the parking spot you mention be wide enough for such a vehicle?
Can't help laughing at the name Invergroin though... sounds like someone saying 'in the groin'
- mountain coward
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