Easy but unspectacular
by Oldman » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:31 am
Route description: Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock
Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie
Date walked: 04/06/2010
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 12 km1 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).
The walking is easy if a little hard on the feet and the views back are quite nice. As we walked the weather got brighter and cloud began to burn off the hills. Just past the dam the track steepens but not all that much - it's the surface that gets a little bit harder on the old feet - I knew I should have worn my other less worn boots! At last we got to a little cairn on the left - thank goodness, onto the hill with grass to walk on - soft and cool. By now the sun was shining and it was getting a bit warm for me. As we progressed up the path we seemed to be heading a bit left - just a gut feeling. We were about to check our position and heading when we saw another walker a couple of hundred yards on our right heading down hill at great pace - clearly he was on another path and heading for the track we had just left but a short distance further on. We cut across to that path and could clearly see the path ahead up to the fence line. We could also see where this path joined the track below. Should we maybe have gone on to a second cairn? Anyway it was all very pleasant and easy and I even made a new friend on the way. Anyway we finally got to the most unspectacular but nice top where daughter insisted on a high five as usual. The visibility was very poor in haze (mayby 5 miles or so) as can be seen from the pic of Loch Turrett. It was very peaceful at the top and we lingered quite a long time and finally headed back down taking exactly the same route because I knew there was a wee burn near the track where I could cool my feet before murdering them again on that rough and rocky path. I spent some considerable time with my feet in the water - it was just so good - and then it was back to the car. As the weather really got to heating up, convection got going and the cumulus clouds were sucking up the haze to give better, but not brilliant visibility on our way down and I still had enough enthusiasm to take more pics. And so it was back to the car to get the air conditioning on. It took us five hours exactly including two long stops and frequent short stops - a good use of our 5 available hours. In summary a very enjoyable ramble without being anything demanding or spectacular. Nice but no WOW factor!
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by siobhan_flute » Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:57 pm
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by walk aboot » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:09 pm
Mountain hares ...knew you'd see at the very least one .
by walk aboot » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:34 pm
by LeithySuburbs » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:42 pm
by fingeez » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:53 pm
wondered what the top looked like lol
did this back in march with deep snow and thick cloud as my first Munro (see my report for pics of snow and cloud lol), going to go back and do it with my nephew and sister at some point and hopefully get some nice weather to see the views.