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A fine day on Carn na Nathrach

A fine day on Carn na Nathrach


Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:28 am

Route description: Carn na Nathrach, from Glen Hurich

Corbetts included on this walk: Carn na Nathrach

Date walked: 09/09/2014

Time taken: 6.4 hours

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We parked in the first parking spot we saw after coming off the main road but you could drive further up the road, as far as past Glenhurich Cottage, as there was no signs saying it was private. The only "private" we saw was on a wheelie bin. You could also cycle along this road to the point where you leave the road to head up through the trees. There is a small marker cairn where a path leads through the trees to the ridge, at the point of the smooth rock face. The path leads all the way up the ridge to the summit, although it does disappear at times but easily enough to get back on it. The only obsticle enroute was a newish looking deer fence with no style and a short scramble at one section of the ridge. Alan was struggling today as it was his first walk in over 2 months and just before the 602m said for us to continue and he would wait for us. To come this far and not summit was not good so we stopped for lunch to let Alan recharge before continuing to the summit. We then returned the same way doing some Bramble picking and eating on the walk back along the road. This was a very enjoyable walk, with a decent path most of the way and a fine ridge walk.
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Re: A fine day on Carn na Nathrach

Postby gaffr » Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:04 am

Hello.
The high fences can present problems when they cross the natural way up a hill....on Nathrach a broad ridge all the way from valley to top. We found an already made hole in the fence at the midpoint of the mesh....I guess that we must have arrived at the fence at a different spot. :)
It seems ok to take the motor up to the cottage. I asked at the cottage and there was not a problem to leave it beside their house. That was some years ago and I am sure that the lady of the house worked on the Postal service.
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Re: A fine day on Carn na Nathrach

Postby Silverhill » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:29 pm

Looks like a nice walk. The summit picture confused me a bit. I counted more pairs of legs than people! :lol:
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Re: A fine day on Carn na Nathrach

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:40 pm

Part of my beat and my son put that fence up few years back , so no cutting holes in it ;D . On a serious note i have highlighted the lack of stile and that will be addressed.

Good hill this and if you continued along the road past the carn you would have eventually picked up the old pony track which avoids the fence .... it is an active timber haulage route so keep cars well out the road :wink:
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Re: A fine day on Carn na Nathrach

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:25 pm

gaffr wrote:Hello.
The high fences can present problems when they cross the natural way up a hill....on Nathrach a broad ridge all the way from valley to top. We found an already made hole in the fence at the midpoint of the mesh....I guess that we must have arrived at the fence at a different spot. :)
It seems ok to take the motor up to the cottage. I asked at the cottage and there was not a problem to leave it beside their house. That was some years ago and I am sure that the lady of the house worked on the Postal service.
Hi, i'm not sure if the Cottage is still occupied as it looked empty.
Silverhill wrote:Looks like a nice walk. The summit picture confused me a bit. I counted more pairs of legs than people! :lol:
Yip Alan refused to show his face as he was knackered and doesn't want to be entered for trail magazines most knackered looking. :shock:
Collaciotach wrote:Part of my beat and my son put that fence up few years back , so no cutting holes in it ;D . On a serious note i have highlighted the lack of stile and that will be addressed.

Good hill this and if you continued along the road past the carn you would have eventually picked up the old pony track which avoids the fence .... it is an active timber haulage route so keep cars well out the road :wink:
Good work Colla :thumbup: and thanks for the info on the pony track, although this would mean missing some of the ridge which made it such a great walk :D
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Re: A fine day on Carn na Nathrach

Postby gaffr » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:44 am

Hello Collaciotach.....I have found an image of the fence as we found it six years ago....maybe this was an old fence and it has been replaced? A simple style would be very useful here where the fence intersects the wide ridge. Must say that this is the natural way to approach this rather retiring hill in a very fine setting. It was one of those that we kind of ran out of energy to do the link with the neighbour Sgurr Dhomhnuill. :) I am pleased that we went this way to the hill.
Our reaching of the hills, apart from the very fine Garbh Bheinn, came only in recent times and kept us busy for quite a few crossings of the ferry across the narrows. :D The Munro collecting folks have a great deal to look forwards to. :)
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The hole in the fence....Nathrach.
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Re: A fine day on Carn na Nathrach hi

Postby mvjachnik » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:22 pm

Collaciotach wrote:Part of my beat and my son put that fence up few years back , so no cutting holes in it ;D . On a serious note i have highlighted the lack of stile and that will be addressed.

Good hill this and if you continued along the road past the carn you would have eventually picked up the old pony track which avoids the fence .... it is an active timber haulage route so keep cars well out the road :wink:


Hi, Collaciotach is there a stile over the deer fence now? We will be staying in the area next month and would like to do the walk.
Any chance of a route map as I am a bit confused as to your directions to avoid fences.
Thank you in advance.
Martin.
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