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lovely views on a horrible day!

lovely views on a horrible day!

Postby donnycoll » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:38 pm

Route description: Beinn Dubh - Glen Striddle horseshoe, Luss

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Dubh

Date walked: 24/10/2014

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 11.5 km

Ascent: 725m

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Decided just before lunch to go for a hill walk. My bag was already packed so just had a look online and found this wee walk which takes between 3-5 hours to walk which was perfect as had to get back to the car by 6 before sunset.
Was raining from the set off which wasnt pleasant but its Scotland so were used to it.
Nice views as i walked up over the bridge and round the house and up the first slope.
If you havent been up the hills at Loch Lomond before you wont realise how many islands there are within the Loch.
This hill teases you a little, every time you make it over another ridge there is a bigger one lurking behind it :shock:
Today was quite windy and very wet. but this is a fairly safe hill to walk as you are no where near any cliffs etc.
I walked to the cairn at the top then decided to follow the path around to the other 2 cairns then follow the 'horseshoe' of the hills and back down the Glen to the wee farm house and tarmac track. The walk along the road is quite long but lots of burns and nice forests :-D
This was a good last minute walk and required little organising, there are p0arts that were quite boggy so good boots are required.
Selfie at the top :)
first view of Loch Lomond on the way back
Loch Lomond from the top
first view of the hill
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