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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

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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.

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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
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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:
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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
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