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Meall Reamhar & Meall nan Caorach

Meall Reamhar & Meall nan Caorach


Postby Gordie12 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:12 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Meall nan Caorach, Meall Reamhar

Date walked: 23/11/2013

Time taken: 3.3 hours

Distance: 12.1 km

Ascent: 617m

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Having completed Meall Dearg at first light I was able to set off from Amulree at 10.30. A bit more sun around now and it looked like the weather would be good for the rest of the day.

Walked out of Amulree on the A822 heading towards Gilmerton looking for a farm track heading off to the left which would take me to Girron. The farm track is in good condition and as there are no tracks on Meall Dearg it's good to be able to cover a bit of ground at decent speed for the first time today. Beside the farm I stopped to check the map as the track seemed to be heading too far East but it looked like there would be a big right hand turn further ahead so just carried on and sure enough I was soon heading between my two target hills.

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Looking back towards the A822


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Looking back to Girron


The gradient was decent to keep a good pace going and it didn't take long to reach the beallach between the two hills. As the reports said, there is a nice new fence heading straight up Meall Reamhar so I just followed it all the way to the summit (obviously choosing the wrong side with all the left over wire from the old fence to watch out for - that's the far side from Amulree).

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Looking back to Amulree


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Loch Freuchie


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View from the summit of Meall Reamhar


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Looking over to Meall nan Caorach


Took the opposite side of the fence back down, crossed the track and then headed up the older fence line of Meall nan Caorach. These two climbs get the heart rate up and the legs were jelly by the time I got to the top.

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Meall nan Caorach summit


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Windmills everywhere


Instead of heading back down to the beallach between the two Grahams I headed over to Creag Ghorm before wandering downhill to pick up the track again.

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Creag Ghorm


Time for a sandwich as I headed back to Girron and the main road back to Amulree.

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Meall nan Caorach and Meall Reamhar from the road


Having read wjshaw2's report I can confirm that in 3 hours I saw..................sheep!!

Nice couple of hills though.
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Re: Meall Reamhar & Meall nan Caorach

Postby The Rodmiester » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:32 pm

Missed you by just over a week! Nice wee jaunt, pity about all the left over wire, will it be picked up?doubt it :(
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Re: Meall Reamhar & Meall nan Caorach

Postby Gordie12 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:56 pm

Hi Rod

I was impressed with your time for these two - I think you must have ran up the glen............

Wasn't really that bothered about the loose wire on the way up but I was careful on the way down not to get tangled up otherwise I could have arrived at the bottom quicker than intended. :shock:
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Re: Meall Reamhar & Meall nan Caorach

Postby paz1953 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:19 am

Area between the A822 and the bridge on the track to Girron widened considerably for works traffic replacing pylons, so plenty of parking space available. Cracking half day walk with wonderful views all round.
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