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Meall a' Bhuachaillle and Creagan Gorm

Meall a' Bhuachaillle and Creagan Gorm


Postby litljortindan » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:37 pm

Route description: Meall a' Bhuachaille circuit, Glenmore

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall a'Bhuachaille

Date walked: 17/04/2015

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 560m

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Supposed to be a compromise walk that would suit both me and my wife (not too far away, decent paths, not too high...) and it was, up to a point. The way to the beautiful Lochan Uaine was a bit more busy than we like but the lochan itself was surprisingly quiet. Thereafter things got quieter and quieter and we enjoyed the walk more and more. Well that is apart from disturbing a slumbering bothy occupant and his alsation and also when the air resounded with a bellowing noise ringing out across the glen. No, not a lost reindeer but my wife tripping on one of the stone steps one the zig zags up the east shoulder.
My wife isn't too keen on steep stone steps and fairly zoomed ahead, later justifying her desertion by dint of wishing to get the unenjoyable out of the way asap. Fair enough, at least she did wait for me near the top!
Decent views of the northern corriies and also north east to Ben Rinnes and north and north west to the Sutherland coast and to Ben Wyvis.
A few folk milling about at the Meall a' Bhuachaille summit but we got Greagan Gorm all to ourselves. No sign of reindeer though. Also got the descent all to ourselves and this was a mix of good views over Loch Morlich to Sgor Gaoith, fine woodland and ugly tree clearings.

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zoom north west to wife

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burling round 180 degrees

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Sgor Gaoith

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possibly Ben Wyvis

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Re: Meall a' Bhuachaillle and Creagan Gorm

Postby rockhopper » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:36 pm

Would agree - it's a nice walk and you do get some good views at the top :thumbup: - cheers :)
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Re: Meall a' Bhuachaillle and Creagan Gorm

Postby teaandpies » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:12 pm

I do enjoy a jaunt up ' The Meall' as it's known by us locals or at least by my brother and I :lol:

Lots of nice pictures here. It's always nice to see a bit of home :D
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Re: Meall a' Bhuachaillle and Creagan Gorm

Postby litljortindan » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:41 pm

rockhopper wrote:Would agree - it's a nice walk and you do get some good views at the top :thumbup: - cheers :)


Yes quite a lot of variety for a relatively short walk.
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Re: Meall a' Bhuachaillle and Creagan Gorm

Postby litljortindan » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:43 pm

teaandpies wrote:I do enjoy a jaunt up ' The Meall' as it's known by us locals or at least by my brother and I :lol:

Lots of nice pictures here. It's always nice to see a bit of home :D


Thanks. Lochan Uaine a good spot for photos. Didn't quite get the weather my camera likes but interesting views of the northern corries, Wyvis, Cromdale hills and Ben Rinnes.
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