walkhighlands

Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Graham bagging weekend far north

Graham bagging weekend far north


Postby robertphillips » Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:59 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn a'Mhuinidh, Beinn nan Eun, Beinn Tharsuinn (Deanich), Carn Loch nan Amhaichean, Meall Mor (Easter Ross)

Date walked: 02/10/2014

Time taken: 21 hours

Distance: 101 km

Ascent: 3645m

1 person thinks this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

Thursday 2 october meall mor from eilanach lodge, arrived at lodge gates at 12 noon after travelling up from north ayrshire, headed along the track for about 2 km then turned across weir and into the forest, and out onto bealach then up to the summit through peat hags and boggy ground wind now howling, met 1 other walker man called china dave fellow shiller, who we met 2 months ago also graham bagging small world.stayed the night at the black rock bunkhouse in evanton really nice place.

Stats
Who myself and renee
walked 15 km
Ascent 633 m
Weather dry cold and windy
time 5 hours


our_route.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts

meall mor 005.jpg
renee at forest section
meall mor 006.jpg
the way ahead
meall mor 007.jpg
loch glass
meall mor 013.jpg
renee near the summit
meall mor 021.jpg
me at the summit
meall mor 010.jpg
ben wyvis



Friday 3 october beinn nan eun and carn loch nan amhaichean from eileanach lodge, cycled along loch glass and past wyvis lodge to leave the bike at a waterfall just beyond creag a ghaoirr, track was really smooth and not much of a climb to the falls.followed the track for 500m then branched off across to ridge line and up to the summit 1 hour after leaving the bike, didnt hang around now raining so headed down to loch nan amhaichean, contoured around the side of the loch and up to the 2nd summit, quick cup of tea then off rejoin path at ciochbeinn nan eun to collect the bike and enjoy the run back down hill . wild camping at the carpark at black bridge tonight.

Stats
Who myself
cycle 26 km
walked 11 km
Ascent 1179 m
Weather wet and windy most of the day
Time 6 hours



our_route.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts

beinn nan eun, carn loch nan amhaichean 001.jpg
parking area
[/attachment]
beinn nan eun, carn loch nan amhaichean 005.jpg
BNE ahead
beinn nan eun, carn loch nan amhaichean 010.jpg
BNE summit with carn chuinneag in the background
beinn nan eun, carn loch nan amhaichean 011.jpg
carn chuinneag
beinn nan eun, carn loch nan amhaichean 013.jpg
CLNA summit


Saturday 4 october beinn tharsuinn (west) from black bridge cycled along track towards loch vaich and past lubachlaggan, took the bike as far as the pumping station outflow from crom loch near deanich lodge, headed up the right hand side of the stream towards crom loch, further up after the loch the ground was rough boggy full of peat hags took 1.5 hours after left the bike to reach the summit, on the descent went over the 649 p on the map to avoid most of the hags, back at the bike for the mostly downhill back to black bridge, met 1 fellow walker who was cycing up to do the corbett beinn a chaisteil. staying at ledgowan bunkhouse tonight.

Stats
Who myself
Cycle 29 km
Walked 9 km
Ascent 1030m
Weather dry windy and cold
Time 6 hours


our_route.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts

beinn tharsuinn 003.jpg
crom loch
beinn tharsuinn 008.jpg
summit ahead
beinn tharsuinn 008.jpg
summit ahead
beinn tharsuinn 017.jpg
summit



Sunday 5 october beinn a mhuinidh from incheril, walked along path beside kinlochewe river till got just past meallan ghobhar, then struck steep uphill the right hand side of a stream heading towards a waterfall, from there it was over boggy ground to past a couple of lochans towards the summit, returned to the car using the same route as ascent, met 2 walkers on there way to slioch as i arrived back at the car,picked up renee at ledgowan and headed down the road, good weekends walking only 6 to do now. :D


Stats
Who myself
Walked 11 km
Ascent 803 m
Weather rain and windy all day
Time 4 hours


our_route.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts

beinn a mhuinidh 005.jpg
going for a swim
beinn a mhuinidh 007.jpg
heading towrds waterfall
beinn a mhuinidh 018.jpg
summit with slioch in the background
beinn a mhuinidh 020.jpg
the locals
beinn a mhuinidh 024.jpg
beinn eighe group
User avatar
robertphillips
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 298
Munros:282   Corbetts:222
Grahams:219   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:405   Hewitts:143
Wainwrights:214   Islands:25
Joined: Dec 28, 2010
Location: Kilbirnie North Ayrshire

Re: Graham bagging weekend far north

Postby Fife Flyer » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:58 pm

What a nice way to spend 4 days in what looked like varying weather conditions :clap: :clap:
Looks like your bike came in useful too :wink:
User avatar
Fife Flyer
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 2370
Munros:179   Corbetts:40
Grahams:16   Donalds:20
Sub 2000:120   Hewitts:2
Islands:5
Joined: May 15, 2013
Location: Guess?

Re: Graham bagging weekend far north

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:44 pm

No many to go now a bhalaich :clap: :clap: :clap:

Yer some man ,good to see the stick again :lol:
User avatar
Collaciotach
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 1775
Munros:282   Corbetts:133
Grahams:31   Donalds:3
Sub 2000:21   
Islands:28
Joined: Aug 8, 2011
Location: Gaidhealtachd an Iar

Re: Graham bagging weekend far north

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:38 pm

Good stuff Robert. Compleation this year? You decided on your final one? :D
User avatar
Johnny Corbett
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 2940
Munros:18   Corbetts:206
Grahams:160   Donalds:74
Sub 2000:270   Hewitts:1
Islands:14
Joined: May 14, 2010
Location: Livingston

Re: Graham bagging weekend far north

Postby robertphillips » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:04 pm

cheers colla

Johnny hopefully going to finish early november, if i can get an stac and meith bheinn done this weekend and compleat on 1 of the 4 remaining not really decided yet.
User avatar
robertphillips
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 298
Munros:282   Corbetts:222
Grahams:219   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:405   Hewitts:143
Wainwrights:214   Islands:25
Joined: Dec 28, 2010
Location: Kilbirnie North Ayrshire

Re: Graham bagging weekend far north

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:43 pm

Great :clap: good to see a report on Grahams :D couple of these on my radar so cheers for posting. some useful info there :D
User avatar
SAVAGEALICE
 
Posts: 614
Munros:282   Corbetts:177
Grahams:59   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:46   Hewitts:23
Wainwrights:33   Islands:21
Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Location: Alness, Ross-shire

Re: Graham bagging weekend far north

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:03 pm

Some great ideas here, many thanks :clap: :clap:
User avatar
Huff_n_Puff
Walker
 
Posts: 955
Munros:251   Corbetts:16
Grahams:9   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:18   Hewitts:4
Wainwrights:1   Islands:19
Joined: Apr 13, 2012

1 person thinks this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).



Walkhighlands community forum is advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: angusmcsporran, arjh, Fyfer, GPyper, Granteee, Hill Plodder, krhbrown, peatbogtrotter, razzah, rob900v and 53 guests