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Glen Douglas Grahams

Glen Douglas Grahams


Postby 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

Ascent: 870m

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Short but fairly strenuous day in the hills between Lochs Lomond and Long.


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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.

Doune Hill, Cruach an t-Sidhein.jpg
Luss hills with nuclear bunkers on lower slopes

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from Tullich Hill

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.

Loch Lomond (2).jpg

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from Beinn Bhreac

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.
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Re: Glen Douglas Grahams

Postby Paul Webster » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:53 pm

Nice one Leithy, I'd wondered at the best way to get those ones.
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Re: Glen Douglas Grahams

Postby allansmitchell » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:59 am

Great pics, need to add these to our to do list, how big is the layby?
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Re: Glen Douglas Grahams

Postby LeithySuburbs » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:03 pm

It's really more of a large passing place. There is room for probably 3 cars without obstructing anything. It is preferable to parking right at someone's doorstep at Invergroin where there is not really any space. Pick a clear day as the views you will get are totally out of proportion to the relatively modest height of the hills.
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Re: Glen Douglas Grahams

Postby allansmitchell » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:22 pm

Thanks, been looking for some hills closer to glasgow that wont be knee deep in snow, we are both getting tired of wading through snow.
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Re: Glen Douglas Grahams

Postby hills » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:32 pm

Nice, fine rugged hills these, so different from the Luss Hills, a good day out that in winter for you. :D
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Re: Glen Douglas Grahams

Postby markscotsman » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:05 pm

Much appreciative of your route log. I'm going to do these next Sunday. Only difference is that I'm going to take in Ben Reoch and then walk the ridge to Beinn Bhreac, thereby completing a nice loop.

Once question for you. I have quite a big camper van, will the parking spot you mention be wide enough for such a vehicle?

Cheers :)
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Re: Glen Douglas Grahams

Postby mountain coward » Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:26 pm

Blimey - thought it was snowing yet again in Scotland! :lol: But then I realised it was a 'resurrected' post :D Nice to read/see it again though - don't know if I saw it originally or not.

Can't help laughing at the name Invergroin though... sounds like someone saying 'in the groin' :lol:
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