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The Offended Hill and a Rannoch Moor Sub with stunning views

The Offended Hill and a Rannoch Moor Sub with stunning views


Postby Graeme D » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:32 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn na Sroine

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Meall Mor (Rannoch Moor)

Date walked: 08/04/2014

Time taken: 2.8 hours

Distance: 5.7 km

Ascent: 645m

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The Easter holidays and having kept Ailsa out of nursery yesterday so we could enjoy some daddy and daughter time together, today I packed her off for some nursery time so I could have some hill time.

The forecast was OK without being great, promising without any cast iron guarantees. Further east seemed best, but most of my options meant going west. So I set off with a few options being kept open, but it was basically a case of heading for Crianlarich and then making a decision - west towards Loch Lomond or further north towards Glen Lochay and Rannoch Moor.

Ultimately I settled on the Graham of Beinn na Sroine with the option of then heading up to the twin Sub2Ks either side of the road on the edge of Rannoch Moor.

After a straight up and down of the Graham from Glen Lochay (punctuated by a text message from Bod), I headed up to Rannoch Moor where I parked right on the Argyll/Highlands line. I was up and down Meall Mor within the hour (allowing for a decent amount of faffing around time at the monument and then the nearby summit) before returning to the car and deciding against popping across the road to Glas Bheinn in favour of a pint at the Bridge of Orchy Hotel instead.

Beinn na Sroine (1.9 hours)

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Start in Glen Lochay

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Across to the back of Lui and Cleibh

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East along Glen Lochay between Beinn Udlaidh and Beinn Chuirn

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The infamous wooded bealach between Udlaidh and Sroine

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Glen Orchy

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Closing in over Beinn Chuirn

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Summit of Beinn na Sroine

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Summit trig point and remains of the old mast

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Loch Awe and Cruachan hills

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Beinn Donaichain and Beinn Mhic Mhonadh

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Beinn Chuirn

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On the true summit!

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Beinn Chuirn (zoomed)

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Sunshine over Glen Lochay and Beinn Chuirn

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Beinn Udlaidh, Glen Lochay and Beinn Chuirn


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Meall Mor (0.9 hours)

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Meall Mor from the road

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Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh across Lochan na h-Achlaise

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Meall Mor

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Lochan na h-Achlaise

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Rainbow over Rannoch Moor

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Ascent of Meall Mor

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Across Glas Bheinn to Creachain and Achallader

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Rannoch Moor

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And again

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And another one

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Creachain and Achallader

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Creise and Bhuiridh

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Low flying choppers against Meall a'Bhuiridh

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The monument a short distance north west of the summit

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Selfie

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Sublime

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Self timed effort

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Loch Tulla and Bridge of Orchy hills from the summit

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Achallader and Dothaidh

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The Clachlet Traverse from the summit


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Re: The Offended Hill and a Rannoch Moor Sub with stunning v

Postby kevsbald » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:43 pm

Well, what can you say? The sub-2000 hill kicks the ass out of the Graham in this report.
Good to see you maximising your annual leave, while I broil in the office until the 17th. :(
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Re: The Offended Hill and a Rannoch Moor Sub with stunning v

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:00 pm

Two good quickies, not did Beinn na Sroine yet, hopefully this year. :D
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Re: The Offended Hill and a Rannoch Moor Sub with stunning v

Postby goth_angel » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:36 pm

Meall Mor is a great viewpoint. We popped up it on a cold clear January day when we didn't fancy a major walk. Brilliant viewpoint for Rannoch Moor and the surrounding hills. 8)
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Re: The Offended Hill and a Rannoch Moor Sub with stunning v

Postby Collaciotach » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:19 pm

Meall Mor is a wee cráicer :clap:
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Re: The Offended Hill and a Rannoch Moor Sub with stunning v

Postby The Rodmiester » Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:08 am

I like the look of these two hills there Graeme! Pity about the wet conditions, don't want to rub it in but NO rain in Wales for three days! :D Nice balancing act by the way at the Trig point :clap: :)
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Re: The Offended Hill and a Rannoch Moor Sub with stunning v

Postby AbbsFooty » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:42 am

Good report! The weather could of made the walk even better! Thanks for posting :clap:
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