walkhighlands

Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Bheoil and Alder from Rannoch

Bheoil and Alder from Rannoch


Postby fipriestley » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:04 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Bheoil, Ben Alder

Date walked: 14/09/2013

Time taken: 9.9 hours

Distance: 40 km

1 person thinks this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

I decided to approach this pair from the Rannoch side, having been advised it was a much nicer approach. Since I haven't been there from Dalwhinnie I can't really compare, but this was definitely a lovely route in... not a bad track up (pushed the bike a lot though!), then once at Loch Ericht there were stunning beaches, a nice bay at Benalder Cottage (which was locked up), a detour to find Prince Charlies Cave, and a fairly gentle climb up to the bealach.

9 hours 55 mins (car to car) well spent! :lol: Although the drive back out to the A9 did make for a longer journey than if I'd gone up to Dalwhinnie.

Fi Alder.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts

The track in ended at 493 659 so I was able to cycle that far then continue on foot on a (very boggy!) track to Benalder Cottage. Coming off of Ben Alder summit I took a direct line down the gully, which wasn't too bad over grassy ground then I joined on to a good path. Seeing my route back to the bike ahead I cut the corner and left the good path, crossed the river over stepping stones (ran through the last few steps in the water!)... might have been quicker (certainly dryer!) had I just stayed on the path back to the cottage then picked up the mushy track following the beach again :roll: Stunning sunshine for most of the day although passing light showers happened on both summits! :o

Pics are too high res for uploading here but Scoob (who was off doing Beinn Bhuidhe and Vane today!) put all my clips together for a video summary of the day :thumbup: :-D
User avatar
fipriestley
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 370
Munros:282   Corbetts:77
Grahams:7   Donalds:4
Sub 2000:5   Hewitts:7
Wainwrights:3   
Joined: Sep 10, 2011
Location: Birnam/Dunkeld

Re: Bheoil and Alder from Rannoch

Postby scoob999 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:10 pm

No bad video for a first attempt :lol:
One day they might be as good as mine :wink:
User avatar
scoob999
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 1664
Munros:38   Corbetts:222
Grahams:90   Donalds:27
Sub 2000:140   Hewitts:25
Wainwrights:7   Islands:9
Joined: Aug 8, 2011
Location: Birnam/Dunkeld. i think?

Re: Bheoil and Alder from Rannoch

Postby soapy27 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:43 am

Nice 1 Fi :clap: That approach looks braw too.The best thing about pushin the bike up is you get to ping back down :D
User avatar
soapy27
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 472
Munros:282   Corbetts:137
Grahams:18   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:40   
Joined: Apr 5, 2009
Location: Perth

1 person thinks this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).



Walkhighlands community forum is now advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dogplodder, Dunfie, Grisu, rockhopper, tom fredriksson and 61 guests