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The Long Ridge of Carn na Nathrach

The Long Ridge of Carn na Nathrach


Postby mountain thyme » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:38 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Carn na Nathrach

Date walked: 12/02/2015

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 1079m

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This was my second hill outing in 3 days. Today I walked with the Glasgow Hillwalking Club.

I drove up on the Thursday morning and met 4 of the guys from the club at the Ariundlecentre Bunkhouse where they had been staying the night before. Looked a great wee bunkhouse. £18 a night with a restaurant attached.

After leaving the Corran Ferry ( £7.90 per car Johnny Corbett) it’s a 21 mile drive to Kinlochan. We decided to drive the road up to Glen Huirich after reading JCs report as the cottage at Glen Huirich appeared empty. That saved a 3 mile walk in total.
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Starting Point

Parked the cars and headed over the bridge and then took a left. Headed up the track until it forks and at the fork took the right hand fork. Continued on the track for a spell until Donnie spotted the cairn on the left hand side of the track.

From the cairn we headed through the forest following a not too bad a path.
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Looking back from the forest

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Out of the forest

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Looking back down

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Looking up the ridge

Once out of the forest we continued for which appeared to be an eternity along a looonnnngggg ridge which seemed to go on forever. It was up and down with wee bits of snow here and there but no ice axes or crampons required today.
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frozen lochan

The only obstacle involved was a deer fenced which was pretty easy to climb over. From other WH reports there was a hole in the fence, however it looked as though it had been repaired as there was evidence of fencing all around.
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over the fence

Not too far after the fence there was also a wee scrambly part on the ridge which was easier going up than coming back down, but there was a bypass path on the right on the ascent if required.
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Scrambley part

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Snow fun

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The best bit. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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bum slides

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roly poly

We sheltered after 2km out of the wind behind some slabs for a lunch stop before carrying on along the ridge northeast to the summit. Reached the summit in 3hours 20mins.
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summit pic

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retracing steps

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posing time RH ?

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down the ridge ? resipol in the distance

Stopped again at the summit to refuel and then retraced our steps back to the starting point. 6 hours in total and the rain just started as we reached the car. An enjoyable day out. Thanks guys
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Re: The Long Ridge of Carn na Nathrach

Postby rockhopper » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:46 pm

That looked another enjoyable trip even if chilly - good to see you practising your posing again :wink: :lol:
Haven't really been out here for the hills but hoping to at some point this year (fingers crossed) - cheers :)
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Re: The Long Ridge of Carn na Nathrach

Postby Beaner001 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:13 am

Nice one MT, got this one in mind when I'm over at my brother and sister in laws next. Looks a fine ridge indeed :clap:
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Re: The Long Ridge of Carn na Nathrach

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:03 am

Well MT, what can I say, that looks a good fun day out, bum sldes and all. Some great hills over there right enough, glad to see your getting out, and boy those Corbett numbers are increasing :clap: :)
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Re: The Long Ridge of Carn na Nathrach

Postby malky_c » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:07 pm

Enjoyed this hill :) . The cheapskate way to do it is to take the bike on the ferry (free) and cycle up Glen Scaddle. Or claim your money back from JC :wink:
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Re: The Long Ridge of Carn na Nathrach

Postby mountain thyme » Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:08 pm

rockhopper wrote:That looked another enjoyable trip even if chilly - good to see you practising your posing again :wink: :lol:
Haven't really been out here for the hills but hoping to at some point this year (fingers crossed) - cheers :)


Haha. Not like you not to be out RH :?

Beaner001 wrote:Nice one MT, got this one in mind when I'm over at my brother and sister in laws next. Looks a fine ridge indeed :clap:

Cheers. Loads of great hills over there. Munro baggers dont know what theyre missing :)

The Rodmiester wrote:Well MT, what can I say, that looks a good fun day out, bum sldes and all. Some great hills over there right enough, glad to see your getting out, and boy those Corbett numbers are increasing :clap: :)


Cheers Rod. Corbett count climbing very very slowly. Need to get out more :(

malky_c wrote:Enjoyed this hill :) . The cheapskate way to do it is to take the bike on the ferry (free) and cycle up Glen Scaddle. Or claim your money back from JC :wink:

Cheers malky. JC hasnay paid for the ferry yet :D
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Re: The Long Ridge of Carn na Nathrach

Postby londonwalker » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:06 pm

Nice little report there MT. Much more interesting and informative than the stuff JC bangs out
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Re: The Long Ridge of Carn na Nathrach

Postby Collaciotach » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:53 pm

Ah my backyard :D

I'm lucky enough to live and work in this area , Nathrach is only 15mins away yet I ve only been on her the once .... must sort that out :wink:

Good report :clap:
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Re: The Long Ridge of Carn na Nathrach

Postby Fife Flyer » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:43 pm

Nice one MT, enjoyed that :clap: :clap:

Not tried this bum sliding lark yet, don't fancy a wet rear end for the drive home :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Long Ridge of Carn na Nathrach

Postby Graeme D » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:12 pm

That looks like one big ol' long ridge! 8)
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Re: The Long Ridge of Carn na Nathrach

Postby mountain thyme » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:29 pm

londonwalker wrote:Nice little report there MT. Much more interesting and informative than the stuff JC bangs out


:lol: :lol: Aye but hes too tired to do a very detailed report after cycling from the ferry to the starting point to avoid paying for the car on the ferry :D

Collaciotach wrote:Ah my backyard :D

I'm lucky enough to live and work in this area , Nathrach is only 15mins away yet I ve only been on her the once .... must sort that out :wink:

Good report :clap:


Ha Collaciotach. I was actually thinking about you when driving back to the ferry wondering where you stayed in this lovely place :)

Fife Flyer wrote:Nice one MT, enjoyed that :clap: :clap:

Not tried this bum sliding lark yet, don't fancy a wet rear end for the drive home :lol: :lol:


Haha. They dry quickly. Although ive ripped a couple of pairs of waterproofs doing the bum slides :(

Graeme D wrote:That looks like one big ol' long ridge! 8)


It felt like it :(
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Re: The Long Ridge of Carn na Nathrach

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:22 am

I stay up the track straight across from the Ariundle Centre , my youngest daughter works in the place :D
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