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Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach

Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach


Postby jimbo33 » Sun May 31, 2015 4:46 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chaorainn (Glen Spean), Beinn Teallach

Date walked: 30/05/2015

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 1146m

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The walk is well described by others but I wanted to add a note of caution to anyone undertaking this fine outing. Shortly after leaving the departure location I noticed a guy in front turning left off the forest road at a green-topped waymark post. However I carried on the route I had prepared for which saw me turn left at the forest road junction then turn right at a small cairn into a firebreak after around 200 metres . The trees are so interwoven that it is difficult to believe it is a firebreak and the ground underfoot was very boggy. Cameron McNeish's book recommends returning via this firebreak but on coming off the hill I thought I'd try to find the forest track and avoid the ordeal. A glance along the track at NN365822 showed it was deeply puddled but I noticed a green-topped post and selected that route believing it would get me back to the track nearer the car park where I had seen the walker turning off earlier. The track followed the river and it is very picturesque, if a little humpy and overgrown and boggy in bits. I eventually reached a green post and couldn't see the next one so I turned left and became hopelessly lost in the densest, boggiest forest you can imagine. I guess I must have stumbled about for about 45 minutes, getting scratched and soaked before emerging by the river some distance further on. I realise that much is down to my own possibly stupid assumption but there must be more than one green-topped pole route in and round the forest. It looks like I could have followed the path all the way down the river. I hope this hasn't happened to others but I wanted to mention it in an attempt to forewarn people from replicating what was a very unpleasant experience.
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