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Lovely Autumn day for Carn a Chlamain

Lovely Autumn day for Carn a Chlamain


Postby macq23 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:33 pm

Munros included on this walk: Carn a'Chlamain

Date walked: 13/10/2013

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 26.8 km

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A lovely warm Autumn walk to Carn a Chlamain. One of those times where the MWIS forecast was completely wrong and for the better :) The long flat walk in and out was a bit of a killer, must invest in a bike rack! But the sight of Beinn a Ghlo on the right hand side brought back some great memories :-)
When I first saw Carn a Chlamain, I thought it would be quite a steep bit to finish off, but looks can be deceiving and I was at very pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to reach the top. We decided to come off the busy gamekeeper track(Landrover was up and down like a yo-yo) at Glac a Bhuic Eairb where there was a single path straight to the summit. Some cracking views at the top, and when time to go back down, it was the direct route following Allt Carn a Chlamain until picking up the other track. A great sunny day out in October 8)

Start of route just after leaving Glen Tilt car park
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Carn Liath peeking through the trees
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Stunning day for it
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Clag over Braigh Coire Chruinn Bhalgain
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The Bridge where we came off track and going upwards
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Start of the uphill struggle on the legs :P
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Halfway up now...not a bad view ;-)
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Carn a Chlamain with a bit of clag
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Gogs taking in the sights.....no really he is just waiting on me(the slowcoach!)
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Our beautiful country
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Carn a Chlamain....no clag :-)
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Carn a Chlamain Cairn
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Carn a Chlamain cairn looking over Allt Craoinidh
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Views to the North from Carn a Chlamain cairn
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Poser at the top
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The ever so wonderful peat hags(!) but I do love the patterns of them. Can you spot the deers?
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Panorama from Carn a Chlamain
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Not bad spot for lunch!
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Re: Lovely Autumn day for Carn a Chlamain

Postby Sarah86 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:46 am

Lovely set of photos. There is something nice about walking at this time of year.
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Re: Lovely Autumn day for Carn a Chlamain

Postby SMRussell » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:50 pm

Sarah86 wrote:Lovely set of photos. There is something nice about walking at this time of year.


Agreed! Some cracking shots
Autumnal colours and those exquisite golden sunsets means Autumn is far superior to Summer for hill wandering (although full winter conditions will always be the the best).
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Re: Lovely Autumn day for Carn a Chlamain

Postby macq23 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:18 pm

Sarah86 wrote:Lovely set of photos. There is something nice about walking at this time of year.

Thanks very much....I do love the variety of colours in the autumn :)

SMRussell wrote:Agreed! Some cracking shots
Autumnal colours and those exquisite golden sunsets means Autumn is far superior to Summer for hill wandering (although full winter conditions will always be the the best).

Cheers! The glistening snow covered hills are also very hard to beat...especially on a lovely sunny cold day :wink:
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Re: Lovely Autumn day for Carn a Chlamain

Postby Munchie » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:30 pm

Gorgeous photos macq23 and lovely, lovely colours. I especially love the sun rays and clouds in the last photo.
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Re: Lovely Autumn day for Carn a Chlamain

Postby macq23 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:54 pm

Munchie wrote:Gorgeous photos macq23 and lovely, lovely colours. I especially love the sun rays and clouds in the last photo.

Thank you, very kind of you :D
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Re: Lovely Autumn day for Carn a Chlamain

Postby hills » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:22 pm

Lovely photos, love this area... 8)
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