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Meall an Fhudair & Beinn Damhain

Meall an Fhudair & Beinn Damhain


Postby rockhopper » Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:13 pm

Route description: Meall an Fhudair, near Inverarnan

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall an Fhudair

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Damhain

Date walked: 31/08/2014

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 1200m

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Distance: 17km approx
Ascent: 1,200m approx
Time: 6hrs 30mins (incl stops 1hr 25mins)
Attendees: me

Room for two or three cars just off the A82 at Glen Falloch, north of Inverarnan. No-one else there on arrival but there were two other cars on return.


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Followed the winding track up the hill and past some cattle until arriving at the “T junction” beside an electricity pylon. Turned right and followed the track NW until funding as suitable point to start up the hillside.

Steep in places

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View back to Loch Lomond

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The clag closed in further up around Troisgeach but then partially cleared on Meall nan Caora

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Towards Meall an Fhudair

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Walked past one of the wee lochans

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Spotted a little ripple in the surface. Zoomed shot of this wee fellow swimming across the water to the side. Seemed to be finding it hard to land so gave him a wee helping hand before putting him back at the water’s edge and letting him decide for himself where to go next.

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Onwards and upwards into the clag past an interesting rock to the summit.

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Waited a wee while but it wasn’t going to clear. Headed off southwards and started to see more slightly lower down.

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Beinn Damhain in the distance

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Ascent route for Beinn Damhain

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Reservoir on Allt na Lairige

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The clag had cleared completely by now on the way up

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Some reasonable views from the summit of Beinn Damhain

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Towards Ben Lui group

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Up Glen Falloch

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Eastwards

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Zoomed to Ben Vorlich and co

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Had lunch then set off down past Lochan Beinn Damhain then NE towards the track.

Zoomed Ben More

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Two dodgy looking HDR pictures on the way down

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Back on the track the view to Loch Lomond was clearer

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Dragonfly close ups

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Back at the car there were two others parked as well but hadn’t seen anyone else. Good to be relatively close to home with not too far to drive back.
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Re: Meall an Fhudair & Beinn Damhain

Postby AnnieMacD » Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:36 pm

Great report and pictures, rockhopper. You have hills in your back-yard too! It makes for a much shorter day methinks.
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Re: Meall an Fhudair & Beinn Damhain

Postby Gordie12 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:37 pm

A couple of hills I'm not familiar with but both looked good and the photos later in to the walk are great when the weather improved.

Loved the wildlife shots.
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Re: Meall an Fhudair & Beinn Damhain

Postby Silverhill » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:42 pm

I quite liked the dodgy HDR pictures! It’s good to see the knobbly slopes of the Loch Lomond hills again. It seems an eternity since I last was there. Great that the views improved for you!
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