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Beinn a' Chaisteil & Beinn na Euaran, Corbetts from Auch

Beinn a' Chaisteil & Beinn na Euaran, Corbetts from Auch


Postby The Rodmiester » Tue May 05, 2015 1:24 pm

Route description: Beinn a' Chaisteil and Beinn nam Fuaran

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a' Chaisteil (Auch), Beinn nam Fuaran

Date walked: 02/05/2015

Time taken: 5.25 hours

Distance: 16.8 km

Ascent: 1092m

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Tyndrum is a fantastic base for the hills, a Great Campsite run by the helpful Cameron and Cathy with a well stocked shop, The Good Food Place the ex Little Chef, The Green Wellie shop and of course the Tyndrum Inn. Today Saturday was to be the final days walking as the weather forecast for the evening and Sunday was pretty awful with continuous rain and increased winds. One of our best decisions of the whole weekend was to swap the Friday nights tents for a four man Camping Pod only three pounds more the tents. The five of us headed off to our parking area on the A82 on the left and before you reach the farm track to Auch where they don't like you to block off the turning area at the road junction, there was already two cars parked on the roadside when we arrived

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View of Beinn a' Chaisteil from the roadside
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Heading down the farm road to Auch
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Heading towards the viaduct after passing the farm buildings on the right and crossing Allt Coralan which now has concrete railway sleepers to walk on so saves the boulder hopping the last time I was here, many many years ago
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After crossing below the viaduct the track splits take the right fork to walk along the West side of the first Corbett. Track walking for a distance along Glen Coralan. On the other side of the glen there has been another track formed for the purpose of a micro Hydro Scheme, a lot of these are popping up these days, pity about the scars
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Heavy rains and snow melt obviously caused this
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Looking down the track towards Beinn Dorain
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A lochan with Loch Lyon in the distance from the South shoulder of Beinn a' Chaisteil
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Time for a snack and a cuppa. At this point a distinct line of fence posts are there for you to follow to the summit on your right
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Looking down the ridge
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Looking back down the ridge further up nearer the summit, at this point the gradient drops considerably and is nearly a flat walk to the summit cairn
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Beinn Dorain from the summit cairn
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Group photo at summit cairn, approx 2 1/2 hours. Snow starting, time to follow the fence line off the summit NE towards the second Corbett
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Heading off NE down to the bealach keeping the line of fence posts on our right
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The snow only last about fifteen minutes and soon clears to enable us to see the our second Corbett in front of us.
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After passing by a few peat hags we head to the prominent South shoulder which looks quite easy going and follow this to the summit cairn
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We retraced our steps back to the bealach keeping above the peat hags and as we were now down to two members we just headed NW towards the Allt Kinglass steep in places but nothing difficult even the river crossing was easy aiming for a prominent stone on the South side. We then followed the river down Auch Gleann towards the viaduct and joined our walk in path at the viaduct back to the cars
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Re: Beinn a' Chaisteil & Beinn na Euaran, Corbetts from Auch

Postby mountain thyme » Tue May 05, 2015 5:45 pm

If you were as fit as JC and I Rod you could have added on the other 3 corbetts :lol:
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Re: Beinn a' Chaisteil & Beinn na Euaran, Corbetts from Auch

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue May 05, 2015 5:59 pm

mountain thyme wrote:If you were as fit as JC and I Rod you could have added on the other 3 corbetts :lol:


There is no answer to that is there, MT, must be getting OLD! :lol:
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Re: Beinn a' Chaisteil & Beinn na Euaran, Corbetts from Auch

Postby Petr Dakota » Sat May 09, 2015 7:54 pm

Hi Rod,
looking at your last three reports - Wow ! Looks like good three consecutive days in mountains...well done ! :clap: :clap: :clap: Some nice hills and ascent counted :D :wink:
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Re: Beinn a' Chaisteil & Beinn na Euaran, Corbetts from Auch

Postby teaandpies » Sat May 09, 2015 8:34 pm

Loving all the pictures.
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Re: Beinn a' Chaisteil & Beinn na Euaran, Corbetts from Auch

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun May 10, 2015 9:47 am

Petr Dakota wrote:Hi Rod,
looking at your last three reports - Wow ! Looks like good three consecutive days in mountains...well done ! :clap: :clap: :clap: Some nice hills and ascent counted :D :wink:


Hi Petr, good days right enough, the old legs still working :wink: :D :D
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Re: Beinn a' Chaisteil & Beinn na Euaran, Corbetts from Auch

Postby Silverhill » Sun May 10, 2015 9:47 pm

That looks like a great round. The snow definitely adds to the atmosphere! 8)
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Re: Beinn a' Chaisteil & Beinn na Euaran, Corbetts from Auch

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon May 11, 2015 7:36 am

Silverhill wrote:That looks like a great round. The snow definitely adds to the atmosphere! 8)


It was Silverhill, lots to see and great views, but hardly any wildlife in fact I cannot remember seeing anything :(
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Re: Beinn a' Chaisteil & Beinn na Euaran, Corbetts from Auch

Postby Sarah86 » Tue May 12, 2015 11:56 am

Great report, and good to see what the hills in that area look like as we always just drive by Tyndrum, Bridge of Orchy etc.. and never think of trying any walks in the area.
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Re: Beinn a' Chaisteil & Beinn na Euaran, Corbetts from Auch

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue May 12, 2015 5:01 pm

Sarah86 wrote:Great report, and good to see what the hills in that area look like as we always just drive by Tyndrum, Bridge of Orchy etc.. and never think of trying any walks in the area.


What drive by Tyndrum with so many good eating places :lol: :lol: Lots and lots of superb hills and also low level walks Sarah then stop off for a Chip shop Chicken Curry and Chips at The Good Food Place, Yum Yum :D
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