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.

Slioch

Slioch


Postby soulminer » Wed May 12, 2010 9:03 pm

Route description: Slioch, near Kinlochewe

Munros included on this walk: Slioch

Date walked: 09/05/2010

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).

After an epic walk in the sun on Saturday, Doogz and I had Slioch as a possible for Sunday. Woke up Sunday to some less than brilliant weather and Doogz feeling completely under it :sick: :sick: he was 'popping' a few cookies and shivering violently inside his sleeping bag - don't leave microwave meals in the car for to long a spell :twisted: Later managed to wretch so hard he tore his stomach lining :problem:
After a lengthy discussion about staying and not leaving him, I was off on my own just down the road to Incheril car park.
Left the bunkhouse around 9:00 in the drizzle and a couple of miles later the sun decided to appear. Parked up, boots on and off down the Poolewe path to Slioch.
Nice view ( for when you are buried)
Image

A very pleasant walk with some splendid scenery to behold, and a scattering of wild goats.
Image

Image

Image

Image

Eventually reached the bridge across the Abhainn na Fhasaigh.

Image

Took an immediate right , at the wire fence, the path that heads towards the water fall. There is a path which leads towards the river and waterfall, but took the path which heads for the 'lone tree'. Headed across the boggier area towards the rocky part of the walk.

Image

The view back to Loch Maree

Image

After a hard pull up the view of Coire na Sleaghaich hits you straight in the face :wtf:

Image

Headed across to the base of the knoll where you pick up a very faint path :) - see below

Image

View from the path top

Image

The first Lochan

Image

Paths upward

Image

Decide to take the contour path above the Lochans and headed for the summit of the knoll with a view of the trig point
and another, smaller, lochan

Image

Across and up towards the Trig point.
Phoned Doogz, whilst standing atop the trig point, to enquire after his health and to check the Hospital hadn't received a new patient. He was fine so concidered the rest of the walk to Sgurr an Thuil Bhan.
The view back

Image

Summit cairn, always touch both :thumbup:

Image


View along the fine ridge to Sgurr an Thuill Bhan

Image

more photos


Image

Decided to complete the loop and took these

Image


Image



Image

Photographed Shreks head

Image

Cairn on Sgurr an Thuil Bhan

Image


Image


Headed out toward the route in a happy man.
Thanks to Steve from inverness for taking the two shots for me, and :wave: to the elderly couple I had met on the way up and on the way out- sorry you missed the views you wanted.
Last edited by soulminer on Fri May 14, 2010 5:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
soulminer
 
Posts: 804
Joined: Mar 18, 2010
Location: Johnstone

Re: Slioch

Postby Stretch » Wed May 12, 2010 11:26 pm

Fantastic stuff Soulminer!
User avatar
Stretch
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 1714
Munros:146   Corbetts:8
Sub 2000:2   
Joined: Jun 15, 2009
Location: Morristown, Tennessee

Re: Slioch

Postby LeithySuburbs » Wed May 12, 2010 11:41 pm

"Shrek's head" :lol: :lol: :lol:

I was more than a little knackered when I did this mountain a couple of years ago after a very hot day on Alligin the day before. The view over Letterewe and Fisherfield forests was incomparable though, and worth every bit of effort.
User avatar
LeithySuburbs
Ambler
 
Posts: 1900
Munros:251   Corbetts:50
Grahams:26   Donalds:33
Sub 2000:39   Hewitts:14
Wainwrights:23   
Joined: Feb 19, 2009
Location: The Capital

Re: Slioch

Postby kevsbald » Thu May 13, 2010 8:29 am

Excellent stuff - poor Doogz. I was in the hotel overnight - if i'd known he had D&V, I would have asked for a poo sample. :lol:
User avatar
kevsbald
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 2127
Munros:257   Corbetts:111
Grahams:73   Donalds:50
Sub 2000:12   Hewitts:8
Wainwrights:15   
Joined: Jan 15, 2009
Location: Glasgow

Re: Slioch

Postby stomper » Thu May 13, 2010 8:15 pm

greatv report must say that Slioch is one of my favourite mountains which i would love to do. once i have completed munros Slioch would probably be the first to do again
stomper
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 517
Munros:282   Corbetts:16
Donalds:1
Hewitts:70
Wainwrights:140   
Joined: Mar 24, 2009
Location: North Yorkshire

Re: Slioch

Postby Glenrothes » Thu May 13, 2010 8:25 pm

Great report and photos Davy and Doogz is real happy you got his car back in one piece!!!! :lol: :wink:
Glenrothes
 

Re: Slioch

Postby soulminer » Fri May 14, 2010 12:10 pm

The Silver Hearse might have been required if Doogz had not improved, :angel: and what are you inferring about my driving ? :shifty: :lol:
Cheers G-Man 8)
User avatar
soulminer
 
Posts: 804
Joined: Mar 18, 2010
Location: Johnstone

Re: Slioch

Postby kinley » Fri May 14, 2010 5:41 pm

Nice one Davey 8)

Cracker of a hill, nestled between Torridon and Fisherfield :D

Nice to see the feral goats again 8)

Some great snaps - bring back great memories 8) Cheers :)
User avatar
kinley
 
Posts: 2898
Munros:282   Corbetts:215
Grahams:146   Donalds:25
Sub 2000:39   
Joined: May 12, 2009

Re: Slioch

Postby Graeme D » Fri May 14, 2010 7:23 pm

stomper wrote:greatv report must say that Slioch is one of my favourite mountains which i would love to do. once i have completed munros Slioch would probably be the first to do again


Yeah, the day we did Slioch in summer 2008, the weather conditions really did not do it justice. It was a bit grey and claggy, but even still, an epic mountain walk. Will definitely revisit this one in better weather. Let's face it - any excuse for a few pints in the bar of the Kinlochewe Hotel! :lol: Love the picture of Coire na Sleaghaich - the spot you were standing in to take that shot must be about exactly the same spot where the dog ate my lunch that day. :lol: Like you, I recall the impression of the view "hitting you right in the face". Also like the shot of the first lochan - looks almost identical to the lochan half way up Ben Vrackie! :o
User avatar
Graeme D
 
Posts: 3359
Munros:210   Corbetts:100
Grahams:63   Donalds:22
Sub 2000:55   Hewitts:36
Wainwrights:27   
Joined: Oct 17, 2008
Location: Perth

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 now 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: No registered users and 50 guests