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Moidart Expedition Day 3

Moidart Expedition Day 3


Postby bootsandpaddles » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:38 pm

Route description: Beinn Resipol from Resipole campsite

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Resipol

Date walked: 26/06/2013

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 10.2 km

Ascent: 883m

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The camp site at Resipol makes a good base for this hill. Although it is quite expensive the facilities are good and you don't have to pay extra for a shower which I always take exception to. The path starts next to the excellent shop at the camp site, goes through oak woods to a bridge and a gate and out into more open ground. There were loads of orchids
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Nice orchid
and other wild flowers along the way and a rather nice pony.
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Nice pony
The path re-enters woods higher up and continues with the burn way below to the left. Emerging from the woods the ground is very wet and boggy in places.
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Loch Sunart
Height is gained very gradually until quite near to the base of the hill. Someone has put a new stock fence across the path without a stile but as it was only low I just climbed over.
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The objective
As the ground begins to get steeper the path goes off round the hill. At this point I got fed up with the mud and just headed up for the summit through bands of rock.
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A closer look
This was a lot more interesting, searching out a good way through. The summit has a huge cairn.
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View from the top - what is that interesting looking hill?
Loch Sunart stretched away below. I decided to go back down the path and was glad that I had avoided it on the way up. The walk back, retracing my steps, was very pleasant and near to camp site I met the first people I had seen on the hills in three days. Then it was off to the Corran Ferry and home.

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Re: Moidart Expedition Day 3

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:14 pm

I live on the Airidh Fhionndail side of Resipole and usually ascend from Coire an t Suidhe or the old mine path ,even camped on the summit one night in Summer , 8) .....must go up the campsite route one day

I enjoyed that report
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Re: Moidart Expedition Day 3

Postby bootsandpaddles » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:10 pm

Collaciotach wrote:I live on the Airidh Fhionndail side of Resipole and usually ascend from Coire an t Suidhe or the old mine path ,even camped on the summit one night in Summer , 8) .....must go up the campsite route one day

I enjoyed that report


Trying to find where you mean without success.
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Re: Moidart Expedition Day 3

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:29 pm

I live in Ariundle up the glen from Strontian

A good route is up Resipole from Loch Dubh Leathad (Doilet) near Polloch this links to an older path which drops into Upper Scotstown above Ariundle :D
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Re: Moidart Expedition Day 3

Postby bootsandpaddles » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:53 am

Thanks - I might have a look at that route next time.
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