by JimboJim » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:07 pm
Route description: Meall Ghaordaidh from Glen Lochay
Munros included on this walk: Meall Ghaordaidh
Date walked: 22/09/2014
Time taken: 3 hours
Distance: 9.75 km
Ascent: 895mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
It was quite a steady hike, but not the steepest. Unfortunately, despite being warm and wind free, the views were obscured by a considerable haze, however the pleasant September meant the bogs were virtually dry. Imagine it could have been a very different story on a different day.
Nearing the rockier, upper section of the hill, I found myself on a good path, drifting more to the ridge on the NE side, yet people were descending from the SE. It wasn't too far, or too difficult to traverse round that way, to give myself more reassurance, though I was tempted to keep to this track and find my way to the top from wherever it led me.
Enjoyed the climb up to the top, which took 1.6hrs. I was greeted by a lady who enquired where I had just come from? It transpired she and her partner were a bit conflumoxed as to where they were. After convincing myself I was where I thought I was, I spent a wee while convincing them and they were just a little surprised to find out, it was not Stuc an Lochain! Having done a 'wrong hill' before, I didn't feel too smug.
A couple of hazy photo's, a drink and then it was back by much the same route, taking a hasty three hours, altogether. Not my most memorable hill, but I'm sure on a clear day, the views would have been braw.
- A feint, hazy and somewhat distant Stuc an Lochain.
- A feint, hazy, distant me?
by Fife Flyer » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:53 pm
September has been a dry month but a non-view month, either in clag or very hazy, but that is the penalty for no rain
by Silverhill » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:16 pm
by JimboJim » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:09 pm
by kaye.cantlay » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:59 am
Mind you, I did set off at sunrise so it may have got busier later.
The views from the top were fantastic.
by JimboJim » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:42 pm
by SecretSquirrel » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:40 am
Good hill & report