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Sunshine in Glen Artney

Sunshine in Glen Artney

Postby past my sell by date » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:48 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Uamh Bheag

Donalds included on this walk: Uamh Bheag

Date walked: 16/02/2015

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 11.5 km

Ascent: 670m

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A beautiful clear sunny day: I left the "church" car park, walked along the road and through the gate, but I headed too high up the hillside, missed the "muddy" path by the burn and stayed on its E side for quite a time. The ground was very tussocky and a bit off a bogfest later on - I had hoped the bogs would be frozen but no :( .
The snow was also rather variable so overall the going was a bit slow, but I headed up the broad NE shoulder of the hill, and reached the trigpoint on the edge of "nothing" - to the S the ground just disappears into "lowlands". Apart from its gaelic name this hill seemed to me - as might be expected being S of the "Highland LIne"- to have all the characteristics of a borders hill. I continued along the fence to the true top and contoured round via Meall Claclach to the top of am Beannan. I descended this directly on steep grass , found the correct way back over the bridge and returned to the car. The views to the N and NW were superb throughout. I took lots of photos but they mostly show the same - so here are just a few
On the NE shoulder looking past the nose of Am Beannan to Ben Vorlich
A bit higher Stuc a Chroin, Ben Vorlich and Meall na Ferna
The fence leads from the trig point to the true top 2 m higher Ben Ledi behind on the L - Beinn Each on the R
The fence then turns N
The Tarmachan and Ben Lawers peaks from the top of Am Beannan

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Re: Sunshine in Glen Artney

Postby Gordie12 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:21 pm

Looked like you got a great day - really clear photos.

Don't suppose that road up Glen Artneys got any better in the last 12 months???
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