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From Loch Maree to Torridon

From Loch Maree to Torridon


Postby past my sell by date » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:11 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn an Eoin

Date walked: 02/06/2011

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 20 km

Ascent: 1077m

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All hill walks are nice, but I find something particularly satisfying about starting from one valley and walking though the hills to finish in another. All you need is someone prepared to drive you to the start and pick you up at the finish. My partner Donna has had a number of hip transplants, and while long walks are beyond her she is happy to perform this function.
I had always heard excelllent reports about the Flowerdale forest, so on a brilliant day at the begining of June with just a dusting of snow on the highest tops, we drove round from our base at Shieldaig, parked at the "green shed" and walked up the path through the woods to Loch Na-h-Oidiche.
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Looking up Loch-na-h-oidiche

Donna returned from here and drove back to Torridon and having to chose one of the hills, I set off up Beinn an Eoin. climbing up steep heather I reached a diagonal terrace which led L to reach the huge sandstone slabs of the North ridge which I followed to the summit
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On the ridge looking S to Beinn alligin

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Slioch N across loch Maree

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Alligin and Baosbheinn across the loch

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Looking through the gap between Alligin and B
einn Dearg

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Looking upthe ridge to the summit

The views from the Summit were superb - Beinn Eighe (looking straight into Coire Mhic Fearchair) Liatach, Beinn Dearg and Beinn Alligin
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Beinn Eighe from just below the summit

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Looking straight across into Coire Mhic Fearchair

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Liatach with Carn-na-Feola in front

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Dearg and Alligin

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Baosbheinn across the loch - the sea beyond

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Looking back down the N ridge

I made the steep descent to the valley with some difficulty - it looks so easy from below -
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Looking back at the descent

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Beinn Eighe and Carn-na-Feola from the valley - Liatach behind

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Beinn Eighe

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Looking back at Beinn-an-Eoin

and headed directly across the moor to the Dearg- Alligin gap, getting great views of the other side of Baosbheinn.
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Baosbheinn and Loch-a-Bhealach

I had seen no- one on my hill, but as soon as I passed into Torridon - now in the shade - i was joined by dozens of others scurrying along the major paths . I made my way hurriedly back to the big car park to find Donna waiting patiently

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Re: From Loch Maree to Torridon

Postby IreneM » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:46 pm

Wonderful photos!!!!!
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Re: From Loch Maree to Torridon

Postby Silverhill » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:27 pm

Drool, drool, drool! Gorgeous! :D
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Re: From Loch Maree to Torridon

Postby rockhopper » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:34 pm

Magic :thumbup: Have been as far as Poca Buidhe a couple of times but not yet up into the hills - looks fantastic - cheers :)
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Re: From Loch Maree to Torridon

Postby bairdo boy » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:59 pm

Great report bud. I am well jealous
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Re: From Loch Maree to Torridon

Postby AnnieMacD » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:08 pm

Wow, that looks like a fantastic walk with amazing scenery. Great report and photos.
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Re: From Loch Maree to Torridon

Postby past my sell by date » Tue May 13, 2014 1:54 pm

Thanks guys - Torridon is certainly stunning when the weather is good
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