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Ben Chonzie, the forth time and not my last.

Ben Chonzie, the forth time and not my last.


Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:04 pm

Route description: Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock

Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie

Date walked: 24/08/2014

Distance: 12.38 km

Ascent: 739m

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This was to be my fourth visit to Ben Chonzie, my second during the Summer. The Grandson was up visiting from Nottingham and was wanting to add to his Munro tally, so as I hadn't been up the hills for about six weeks I decided that this one fitted the bill quite nicely as the journey from Carnoustie was not going to take too long, as with most teenagers getting up early is not really his scene. Drove through Crieff ,Comrie then up Glen Lednock to the starting point and large car park, which was well full and overflowing, looks like there were many like minded folk. Dry and sunny with little or no wind to speak of meant that the midges were going to get you if you stood still for long, so nothing else for it but to push on and not hang about.

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This walk has already been well documented so will post a few photographs of the day. After passing the houses on their right a good track takes you more than half way up the hill
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A pose for the Grandson
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Along the good track with dry underfoot conditions
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A selfie
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A bit of colour
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Looking back down the track
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Part of the hydro scheme near the trackside
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Still enjoying the climb
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The way ahead
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Near the pile of stones you head on up the path up the hill on your left
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Reaching the summit plateau, with the track in the background
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Just follow the old fence line to the summit cairn
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Summit cairn pose, where we met Oliver and his Mum, Hi again if your reading this and thanks for taking our photograph
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Looking NW towards Loch Tay (hidden) and Schiehallion. Some wonderful views from the summit especially when there is some snow on the hills. A munro where only in the most difficult conditions would pose a problem re navigation and under normal conditions should be a piece of cake for those wishing to climb a munro for the first time.
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Re: Ben Chonzie, the forth time and not my last.

Postby chickadee » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:22 pm

That's a really nice report, great to see the walking bug being passed on to younger people! Ben Chonzie was my first solo, a hill I'm fond of now.
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Re: Ben Chonzie, the forth time and not my last.

Postby Fife Flyer » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:42 pm

Nice one Rod, always great to see little people on the hills - hopefully he enjoyed the experience :wink:

Last time I was up there for the second time a couple of years ago, you won't be surprised to hear I didn't get a view :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ben Chonzie, the forth time and not my last.

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:58 pm

chickadee wrote:That's a really nice report, great to see the walking bug being passed on to younger people! Ben Chonzie was my first solo, a hill I'm fond of now.

Thanks there chickadee, I'm supposed to be back up there with my niece sometime this week, hope the weather improves, but it's a nice hill and it gives me a day out, better not put another trip report on WH :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ben Chonzie, the forth time and not my last.

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:00 pm

Fife Flyer wrote:Nice one Rod, always great to see little people on the hills - hopefully he enjoyed the experience :wink:

Last time I was up there for the second time a couple of years ago, you won't be surprised to hear I didn't get a view :lol: :lol:

A fine beginners hill don't you think Martin! I'm in envy of your weekend travels, nice one, something I've always wanted to do, well done that man :D
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Re: Ben Chonzie, the forth time and not my last.

Postby Gordie12 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:32 pm

Nice one Rod - you're one ahead of me for this hill (twice from Glen Lednock and once from Loch Turret).

Always enjoy looking at reports for this hill/area, my grandparents lived in Comrie and as a teenager I spent a lot of time walking our collie on the hills on both sides of the glen and up past Loch Lednock.
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Re: Ben Chonzie, the forth time and not my last.

Postby Silverhill » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:29 pm

It is a nice and easy hill this one. Looks like everyone enjoyed the trip. :D
I went for the Glen Turret approach. Lovely views over the loch! :D
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Re: Ben Chonzie, the forth time and not my last.

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:37 am

Silverhill wrote:It is a nice and easy hill this one. Looks like everyone enjoyed the trip. :D
I went for the Glen Turret approach. Lovely views over the loch! :D

Yes we all had fun thanks, as of yet not done the Glen Turret approach although earlier this year did Auchnafree from the dam, nice walk. Maybe the complete circuit after a dry spell in the Summer around Loch Turret, awaits, time will tell :)
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Re: Ben Chonzie, the forth time and not my last.

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:49 am

Great stuff Rod and good to see the young lad keen on the hills even though he likes his long lies. Wish i could go back to those days :lol:
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Re: Ben Chonzie, the forth time and not my last.

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:44 am

Johnny Corbett wrote:Great stuff Rod and good to see the young lad keen on the hills even though he likes his long lies. Wish i could go back to those days :lol:


No you don't JC, that's you many many years ago, now your living life to the Full! :D Just noticed I've spelt Fourth, forth, must be an age thing :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ben Chonzie, the forth time and not my last.

Postby jepsonscotland » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:48 pm

Nice one Rod, a great hill for ''young'uns''.
Keeps them happy and healthy, looks like they had a great day. :D
At least now I know what this hill looks like, I did it in winter with clag! :lol:
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Re: Ben Chonzie, the forth time and not my last.

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:44 pm

jepsonscotland wrote:Nice one Rod, a great hill for ''young'uns''.
Keeps them happy and healthy, looks like they had a great day. :D
At least now I know what this hill looks like, I did it in winter with clag! :lol:
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Hi there Chris, it's a fine one for the young uns right enough, good weather makes all the difference though. You guys did well on the Grey Corries, nice one! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Ben Chonzie, the forth time and not my last.

Postby fergie 611 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:10 pm

Hi Rod Great report on a lovely hill. Grandson has grown a bit since I last saw him on Beinn na Lap You still going to Bunroy at the w/end ? If you are will maybe see you as i am heading North for a few days Fergie
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Re: Ben Chonzie, the forth time and not my last.

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:29 pm

fergie 611 wrote:Hi Rod Great report on a lovely hill. Grandson has grown a bit since I last saw him on Beinn na Lap You still going to Bunroy at the w/end ? If you are will maybe see you as i am heading North for a few days Fergie

Hi Fergie, ta for that. He will soon be taller than me! Unfortunately not now making Bunroy this weekend.
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