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Arran: coast to coast

Arran: coast to coast

Postby dunrig » Fri May 23, 2014 12:51 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Caisteal Abhail

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Bharrain

Date walked: 21/05/2014

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Unplanned, just went where the music took me ...on the train, ferry, then bus to Sannox.
Stuck to higher ground -
Left late over Caisteal Abhail, off the shoulder at Carn Mor over to camp at the top of Beinn Tarsuinn.
Slept late.
Had a morning walk down by Loch Tanna, straight up to Beinn Bhreac, then Beinn Bharrain, and down again to Pirnmill.

12 or 13 miles? easily done in a day but camping out suits me.
Rocky tops & boggy bottoms about sums it up.
Met nobody on the hills. There was an golden eagle circling high above Glen Iorsa as I passed.
Spent an easy hour or more watching the gannets dive as I waited for the bus in Pirnmill.
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Cioch na h-Oighe
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skirted this, the (diff) difficult side of Ceum na Caillich
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Glen Iorsa
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Sail Chalmadale across Loch Tanna
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boggy bottom
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Beinn Bharrain from Beinn Bhreac
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on to Pirnmill

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Re: Arran: coast to coast

Postby litljortindan » Fri May 23, 2014 3:59 pm

A great route and some great pics! Did the scramble to Ben Bharain ten years ago, on the west side. Remember sitting in the office working out the bus times and seeing the weather forecast had a dry window in it. Was surprised by how tricky the mauvais pas was and just managed to miss the drizzle. That looks a fantastic route to do though.
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Re: Arran: coast to coast

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat May 24, 2014 10:31 am

Yeah super route, still need to return to Arran to do the Graham, had 4 great days there a few years ago. Cheers :D
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