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Glen Lyon revisited

Glen Lyon revisited


Postby rockhopper » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:41 pm

Route description: Beinn Dearg, Innerwick, Glen Lyon

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Dearg (Glen Lyon), Cam Chreag (Glen Lyon)

Grahams included on this walk: Meall a'Mhuic

Date walked: 15/07/2015

Time taken: 7.1 hours

Distance: 21.5 km

Ascent: 1380m

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Weather forecast looked good for today so had booked the day off a few days before. Turned out a lot more cloudy than forecast with a little unexpected rain early on.

Original plan was for an out and back for each of the corbetts. Then spotted malky’s report and realised there was a Graham in the middle so decided on the loop instead.


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Set off early and parked in the car park at Innerwick. Along the road, past the memorial then off up the track northwards.

Uphill with Meall a’Mhuic to the left

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Turned right into the trees then up to the edge of the forest then sharply right

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Walked east until reached the summit

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Surrounding hills

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Then set off NE down towards the track aiming to stay as high as possible before starting the ascent of Meall a'Mhuic

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Cam Chreag in the distance

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Looking back

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Ben Lawers & co

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Then up to the summit

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Meall Ghaordaidh

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Meall nan Tarmachan

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Debated heading NW towards Meall nan Sac then SW to pick up the north end of Cam Chreag's ridge. However, some recent foot pain which seemed to have cleared up sufficiently the previous night had flared up again - was having to walk by “flopping” my left foot down each step and trying to keep pressure of the big toe joint - must have looked rather odd. Did think about heading back as well but in the end decided just to keep going but by the more direct route.

SW down towards Lairig a’Mhuic - lonely tree

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Height loss before ascent to Meall nam Maigheach

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Cam Chreag

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Tin shed at the end of the landrover track

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Various sections of water with tadpoles - seemed quite late for them ?

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Steeply uphill then north along the flat ridge

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Summit cairn

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Stopped for some more food then off back down to find the track back to the car.

Glen Lyon

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Met two separate couples of walkers on the return leg. Nice walk back to the car park which was a lot busier than when I left it earlier.
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Re: Glen Lyon revisited

Postby Collaciotach » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:07 am

Always enjoy Glen Lyon , been a while and good to see some decent photos :clap:

Tadpoles late ? .... everything is about a month behind this so called "Summer" !
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Re: Glen Lyon revisited

Postby basscadet » Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:41 am

That looked lovely :) I love Glen Lyon :D
As for the tadpoles, well frogs are strange creatures.. The normal period for the common frog to reach metamorphosis, is 3 months, but the tadpoles that emerge earlier in the season, are bigger and somehow take up to 5 months to metamorphosise.. Then there are ones, that decide quite early in the season, that they are going to overwinter as a tadpole - maybe if it is overcrowded and they know they wont get enough food to develop. Its mindblowing and well worth a google!
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