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amazing day on BEN DONICH

amazing day on BEN DONICH


Postby blueyed » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:16 pm

Route description: Ben Donich, via Rest and Be Thankful

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Donich

Date walked: 28/09/2013

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 7.5 km

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this year the summer was really generous to us, thou it came rather late, it lasted and lasted and i actually think it still lasts till now (end of October), cant complain! especially myself and Bea, we had a really good summer walking, camping and travelling in general.

SOOO let me introduce our relatively local mountain, ben donich. located in arrochar alps area (loch Lomond, trossachs) ben donich's most famous neighbours are the mighty 3 of arrochar (cobbler, beinn ime, beinn narnain).

weather forecast for that day was good, so we took off! as soon as we crossed Erskine bridge we couldn't help but be disappointed. thick fog/mist covered the world of trossachs, driving along loch Lomond we couldn't really see it, not to mention surrounding hills. but as soon as road turned in tarbet, we found ourselves on the other side of small hills ridge and discovered whole different world. sunshine, proper summer :) just 2 miles away from loch Lomond!

path to ben donich starts from the car park in rest and be thankful. I always wonder why this place has such name. I mean, I do agree, it is a very good name - when you drive there you just want to stop and rest and be thankful for such amazing views :)

anyway, turn left just before loch restil and park on the first car park to your left. the path starts just there, first as a tarmac track, then as a muddy but well defined path up the grassy slope.

day spent on ben donich will most definitely be a good one. nice wee hill, pleasant path, amazing scenery, not too tough, not too long, some optional scrambling. path is well defined all the way up, map not necessary (in reasonable conditions).

and here are some pics:

beinn an lochain from the car park
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loch restil
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lonely walker :)
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rock formations in the fissure area
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quick glimpse of ben Lomond the distance
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the summit of ben donich
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amazing views on our way back down
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wee scramble up the fissure
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enjoy!
Ela
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Re: amazing day on BEN DONICH

Postby BigT » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:17 am

LOL - I took your cairn shot that's on your blog! That's me and my pal Dave walking off the summit. Great day for it.
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Re: amazing day on BEN DONICH

Postby blueyed » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:55 pm

wow! you still remember it? hahaha amazing! we had a great day then and I believe so did you :)
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Re: amazing day on BEN DONICH

Postby Musicfinder » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:15 pm

Excellent photographs as always. Thanks for sharing them.
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