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Beinn na h-Eaglaise circuit

Beinn na h-Eaglaise circuit


Postby GarryH » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:55 pm

Date walked: 13/04/2010

Distance: 12 km

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We were staying in Gairloch for a few nights earlier this month and had been looking for a couple of walks, when
I saw a reply by kinley recommending the walk to Loch an Eion in an earlier thread.Looking at the map I wondered
if it was possible to link this walk to the other os marked path at around NG905507 and pm`d kinley for his advice.
No problem was the answer and he also suggested going across higher up Bein na h-Eaglaise but on the day we
stayed lower down.

We parked in a small lay-by and were given a real ear bashing by about half a dozen oystercatchers as we put our
boots on, there was also a lone shelduck which was nice to see.

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From the lay-by


The path starts about a 100m west of the telephone box it`s a very gradual climb on an excellent path with great
views in the April sunshine.

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On the way


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Glen Torridon


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Liathach


Even though the road is never more than a few miles away we did feel quite remote at times as we walked over some
stepping stones and past the lochans.

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Steady


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Remote?


We eventualy reached Loch Eion and began to track across the now pathless link to Drochaid Coire Roill.

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Leaving Loch Eion


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The pathless way ahead


We made slow progress avoiding the rocks, pools and potholes but eventualy linked up with the return path and some
more great views.

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Beinn Damph


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Maol Chean Dearg


Down hill all the way now with some fine Scots pine a pleasant site after the treeless outward route.

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Great View


As you reach the Allt the path doubles back to an easier place to cross so be aware of this if you walk this path.

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Crossing the Allt


The path is now quite steep as it heads through the woods down to the road.But it is a great scenic walk.

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Heading for the road.
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Re: Beinn na h-Eaglaise circuit

Postby kinley » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:03 pm

That path from Annat to Loch an Eoin is a favourite of mine 8)

Glad you managed the loop - looks a reasonable day :D
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Re: Beinn na h-Eaglaise circuit

Postby LeithySuburbs » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:31 pm

Torridon truly is a wonderful part of the world and even better when the sun is out 8) . Liathath takes my breath away every time. Luuuuuurrrrrrrrrrve the Maol Chean Dearg photo.
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Re: Beinn na h-Eaglaise circuit

Postby Alastair S » Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:45 pm

LeithySuburbs wrote:Torridon truly is a wonderful part of the world

Seconded :D

I'm up that way in 3 weeks time as part of a geology for non-geologist work beany - won't be time to wander off on my own but just hope I get some decent weather.
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Re: Beinn na h-Eaglaise circuit

Postby GarryH » Sun May 02, 2010 5:32 pm

kinley wrote:Glad you managed the loop - looks a reasonable day :

It was a great day thanks again for your advice.
LeithySuburbs wrote:Luuuuuurrrrrrrrrrve the Maol Chean Dearg photo.

Cheers Leithy, it was taken the same way as DSC 02570 holding the camera as close to the ground/water as possible.
A tip from WH member canisp in one of his reports :thumbup:
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