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Ord Ban, a hop and a skip, and your on the summit

Ord Ban, a hop and a skip, and your on the summit


Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:55 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Ord Ban

Date walked: 23/08/2013

Time taken: 1 hours

Distance: 1.72 km

Ascent: 162m

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There cannot be an easier hill than this, ready made for an evening stroll to let the dinner settle down, and on a good clear day the views would be wonderful
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Tke the road to Loch an Eilein and go as far as the carpark, after five oclock you can save yourself £1.50
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From the carpark head on over to the old bothy building on the right, at the rear you will find a wooden gate, pass through and you will find yourself a choice of three routes, turn back along the fence line on your left and take the middle path which heads on up through the trees zig zagging as it goes, keep a close eye on the path as it is indistinct at times
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Looking back to the carpark
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In no time you find your looking up at some rock outcrops on your right
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Soon the gradient flattens and you can see the summit cairn from quite a distance away
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Summit stone and trig point, pity about the haze, though!
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Trying to fill up my time I tooka wee wander along the North side of Loch an Eiein, remainds of castle

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Re: Ord Ban, a hop and a skip, and your on the summit

Postby rockhopper » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:35 pm

you're right about the views - they are great for such a wee wander - was up here in summer last year as we were on holiday in the area - the car park attendant warned me about tics so was on the look out the whole time - cheers :)
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Re: Ord Ban, a hop and a skip, and your on the summit

Postby Sarah86 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:45 pm

I like the look of this one, must add it to my list if I am ever up that way :)
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Re: Ord Ban, a hop and a skip, and your on the summit

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:55 pm

rockhopper wrote:you're right about the views - they are great for such a wee wander - was up here in summer last year as we were on holiday in the area - the car park attendant warned me about tics so was on the look out the whole time - cheers :)


Hi there rockhopper, the attendant didn't say anything about ticks to me, but right enough I got one :( , and not of the blue balloon variety either :lol: but he dis tell me to head for the middle path which was usefull and saved me a bit of time :D
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