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A Corbett from Auchlean

A Corbett from Auchlean


Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:06 pm

Route description: Leathad an Taobhain and Carn Dearg Mor

Corbetts included on this walk: Carn Dearg Mor

Date walked: 14/01/2014

Time taken: 6.2 hours

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Started from the car park just short of Auchlean. Followed the road then path to the bridge over the river and then a grassy track alongside before joining the private road which is followed to the ruin. To this point it was level walking and easily done with a bike but wouldn't advise in winter as the road was icy and we had to walk along the grass verge. We turned right at the ruin as the track headed up towards the Lochan and then right again after the Lochan. This lead to the col and from there another grassy track lead to the summit. We returned down the ridge to another track which lead down to the private road which had thawed out by this time so walking it was a lot easier than in the morning. We now followed the inward route back to the car. Walkhighlands adds Leathad an Taobhain onto this but this was going to make a hell of a long day so we decided to return and do it with the bikes after winter.
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Re: A Corbett from Auchlean

Postby Bod » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:02 pm

Nice one Johnny, and a good New Year to you :D :D :D
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Re: A Corbett from Auchlean

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:38 pm

Cheers Bod, all the best to yourselfand Val :D
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Re: A Corbett from Auchlean

Postby dogplodder » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:51 pm

I've been eyeing this one up for a while. How was the burn crossing? You didn't mention it so assume it was no problem.
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Re: A Corbett from Auchlean

Postby jmarkb » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:23 pm

dogplodder wrote:How was the burn crossing?


If you are concerned about the burn crossing it's easy enough to start on the west side of the river (parking space at NN842995): adds about 1km of road walking, and is more convenient if using a bike.
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Re: A Corbett from Auchlean

Postby StevenF » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:39 pm

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Re: A Corbett from Auchlean

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:52 pm

jmarkb wrote:
dogplodder wrote:How was the burn crossing?


If you are concerned about the burn crossing it's easy enough to start on the west side of the river (parking space at NN842995): adds about 1km of road walking, and is more convenient if using a bike.
Crossing the burn was ok, a wee leg stretch required though. Handy to know about the parking on the other side though as gives another option for Leathad an Taobhain as we will bike that one.
Cheers :D
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Re: A Corbett from Auchlean

Postby jmarkb » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:10 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote: Handy to know about the parking on the other side though as gives another option for Leathad an Taobhain as we will bike that one.


If you decide not to take bikes all the way up the track (possible but pretty steep and stony), then you can make a bit of a round by using the path through the Slochd Beag: lots of good wild flowers in the summer and fine views down the glen.
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Re: A Corbett from Auchlean

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:41 pm

Some great photographs there JC1, I guess Santa got you a new camera, am I right? like number 9, how did you get the snow falling? and number 13, yes that will be right :lol: :lol: Looks a fine hillto do, added to my list already.
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Re: A Corbett from Auchlean

Postby lomondwalkers » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:04 pm

Great photos JC. It was a good day to be out on Tuesday. The same again for Sunday would be nice :D
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Re: A Corbett from Auchlean

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:25 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:Some great photographs there JC1, I guess Santa got you a new camera, am I right? like number 9, how did you get the snow falling? and number 13, yes that will be right :lol: :lol: Looks a fine hillto do, added to my list already.
Thanks Rod. Yeah bought myself a new camera, a Nikon D3200. Picasa does the snow falling ones when i upload then. It's an easy walk this one, just a bit long but mostly on the level. :D
lomondwalkers wrote:Great photos JC. It was a good day to be out on Tuesday. The same again for Sunday would be nice :D
Cheers, Sunday looking not too bad so far with very little wind which is the main thing. :D
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Re: A Corbett from Auchlean

Postby rockhopper » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:11 pm

Good stuff JC - giving me an idea for when we're next up hopefully in summer and could take the bike - cheers :)
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Re: A Corbett from Auchlean

Postby ChrisW » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:54 am

Some lovely shots there JC, crouching over the cairn to fit into the frame made me laugh as it left all that space above you where you could have been standing :lol: not sure about that snow gif (image 9) ....but it would have been awesome if you had been in the shot with the snow slowly building up on your head :lol:
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Re: A Corbett from Auchlean

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:25 pm

rockhopper wrote:Good stuff JC - giving me an idea for when we're next up hopefully in summer and could take the bike - cheers :)
Cheers RH, i would definitely take a bike :wink:
ChrisW wrote:Some lovely shots there JC, crouching over the cairn to fit into the frame made me laugh as it left all that space above you where you could have been standing :lol: not sure about that snow gif (image 9) ....but it would have been awesome if you had been in the shot with the snow slowly building up on your head :lol:
Thanks Chris, we were trying out the new camera. :crazy:
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