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A wee saunter up Ben Avon.

A wee saunter up Ben Avon.


Postby summerhill » Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:36 pm

Route description: Ben Avon via Gleann an-Slugain

Munros included on this walk: Ben Avon

Date walked: 12/09/2014

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 33.5 km

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I arrived at the Kelloch car park at 8.45am with my cyclocross bike strapped to the roof. This was the first time I have used a bike on a walk ( doesn't sound right but you know what I mean ) . I've read conflicting reports on how far you can take a bike on this route . My plan was to take the bike to the ruin of Slugain lodge , which I did but ended up carrying the bike quite a bit on the last half mile or so. I reckon I should have left it at the split in the path about half a mile from the ruin. But be in no doubt it great using the bike and it does shave a hour or two off your trip.
I was blessed with great weather, its a long haul up to the sneck but the navigation is easy as there is a clear path all the way. I took in both Munros Bhuidhe and Bhuird. Navigation would be more of a problem going to Bhuird from the sneck in bad weather, no nice path to follow. But on my day out with glorious weather and it was a bit of a breeze.
I got back to the car about 5.00pm and enjoyed the drive back to Musselburgh. There is a £2.50 charge for parking the car at Kelloch.
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Re: A wee saunter up Ben Avon.

Postby Silverhill » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:52 pm

I love these hills! I was up there in July, with a faulty camera. Have you got any pictures of your trip?
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Re: A wee saunter up Ben Avon.

Postby summerhill » Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:56 pm

Silverhill wrote:I love these hills! I was up there in July, with a faulty camera. Have you got any pictures of your trip?

Hi there, I've got one or two pics on my mobile I'll try and get these posted asap. They aren't all that good :? but passable.
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Re: A wee saunter up Ben Avon.

Postby summerhill » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:54 pm

summerhill wrote:
Silverhill wrote:I love these hills! I was up there in July, with a faulty camera. Have you got any pictures of your trip?

Hi there, I've got one or two pics on my mobile I'll try and get these posted asap. They aren't all that good :? but passable.

I tried to download from my laptop but the pictures are to big ( to many pixels ). Not being good with computers I'll just have to leave it.
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