My first Munro!
by dickens96 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:38 pm
Route description: Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock
Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie
Date walked: 13/09/2014
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 931mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
No photos I'm afraid - it was fairly misty all day and the views from the top were very hazy. I might post some later once I've processed them. I was a bit dismayed when I got to the parking place (after getting lost despite satnav - I must learn to research the journey as well as I research the climb!) as it was full of a large noisy group. Walking is something I like to do on my own and in peace - its my form of mindfulness - so I hoped that they werent going to spoil things. However I set off before them and soon had peace with only a few other walkers on the path - the group must have headed elsewhere.
I use the route described here - its steep in places, particularly after the turn-off by the cairn, but its pretty clear all the way up to the shelter at the summit. Most of the way is on a hill-track - I'm never keen on these as they are not easy to walk on in my experience, especially downhill if its steep - it's like scree.
Shame it was so hazy - there must be some great views on a clear day.
I came back via a slightly different route - cut off an a path from the summit to the end of the hill track. I wish I'd gone up that way as after the steep track it levels off and would have been a straightforward stroll over a flatish ridge to the summit following the line of the fence.
Now need to decide on No. 2!
by Silverhill » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:23 pm
by chickadee » Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:08 pm
by dickens96 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:49 am
by SecretSquirrel » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:51 pm
Hope you get some nice pics on your next
by AnnieMacD » Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:23 pm
by PeteR » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:58 am
And the good for you is..........281 left to choose from
by scottishkennyg » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:18 pm
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