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Noddy goes to Lubachlaggan

Noddy goes to Lubachlaggan


Postby mountain thyme » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:47 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a' Chaisteil (Strath Vaich)

Date walked: 07/08/2015

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 23 km

Ascent: 885m

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Day 2 of the WH Summer Meet and we decided the previous night in the Aultguish Bunkhouse on the Corbett Beinn a’ Chaisteil.

It’s less than a 5 minute drive south from the Aultguish Inn. Parked up at a parking bar at the Black Bridge on the A835.

We set off and began by cycling along the private road up Strath Vaich. Alan, Jim and Charlie the 3 purists were just in front of us and walking the route. Rod initially asks if i want a shot of the noddy bike. Emmm no was the quick answer :roll:
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Rod your Noddy seats back to front !!

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The Purists

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Yeah ye need to turn the seat round!

The track is great for 2 and a half km on a tarmac road and pretty level with no major inclinces.
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The beginning of the track

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Noddy approaching and starting to sweat

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passing a wee hoose

The track continues towards Lubriach where it crosses the weir. Once over the weir the good track continues towards Strathvaich Lodge. Rather than heading towards the lodge a rough track heads to the right. This is the track we took at the right.
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The weir

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Weir

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Over to Strathvaich Lodge

We headed through a gate and along the rough track and continued crossing over a bridge.
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Noddy getting a rest through the gate

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Noddy heads over a bridge

Once on the rough track lots of oooooooooos and aaaaaaaaaaahhhs and screams were heard from the Noddy bike as he pedalled over boulders with no suspension on his bike. :lol: I can still hear him
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Towards Loch Vaich

We continued along the track until reaching a wooden gate where we bumped into Dave (Kaiserstein) who had been camping out for 2 nights and bagging 3 hills. Well done
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Meeting a tad smelly david :)

Once through the gate it was a short cycle along the rough track towards Lubachlaggan. We reached the end of the cycle in 1 hour 15 minutes.
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End of Noddy for the time being

Here we chained the bikes (incase Alan, Jim or Charlie nicked them).
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Start of the walk. By the monkey !

We initially started on the south side of the stream at Lubachlaggan but then spied a path on the opposite side and headed across.
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Following the burn for a short spell

The path was faint and disappeared on numerous occasions.
We left the side of the burn and headed northeast and found a marker cairn at approx 470 metres.
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Marker cairn

Once at the marker cairn the ascent is gradual and levels off as we then try and skirt around some peat bogs. We continue north and come across a small cairn.
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Cairn

Once passed the cairn the Rodmiester tries to gather speed and I can see him glimpsing right and left over his shoulder incase I overtake him.

As I get closer to him he grabs my left wrist to restrain me incase I reach the summit ahead of him. Competitive or what We reach the summit and im forced to touch the trig point at the same point. Reached the summit in roughly 1 hour 20 minutes from the track.
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Summit pic

We sit and take in some views and refuel. Im sure we can see the 3 amigos at the top of Meall a Ghrianain.
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Towards Seana Bhraigh

From here we retrace our steps, but head through the peat bogs as we try and meet up with the walking purists. But no sign of them. We reach the marker cairn again and head back down the burn back to the road.
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Heading back down

Back on the bikes and along the track. Once we reach the tarmac road Rod asks if I want a shot of the Noddy Bike. So to drown out the oooooooo and aaaaaaaas I jumped on. Easy going on it and nothing to it.
I continue on the Noddy away ahead of Rod until we reach a gate. I stop at the gate and considering leaving it for Rod to lock. But do the decent thing and hold it for him. Expecting him to pass through and wait for me, he cycles past quickly and waves.
I let him reach the car first as it this point was feeling sorry for the auld man being last all day

Back to car in 50 minutes after coming off the hill. In total 4 and a half hours.
Great wee day out with some good banter.
Back to the aultguish and showered and onto the 2nd nights refreshments before the munro baggers appeared
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Re: Noddy goes to Lubachlaggan

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:06 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I won't sleep tonight now :lol: Great Banter right enough, how's your arm now?
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Re: Noddy goes to Lubachlaggan

Postby trekker53 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:20 pm

There's no stopping that competitive spirit amongst you's.
The bikes are handy for these long walk ins especially having the good track.

Was good starting off with you just for the crack and seeing Noddy erected??

You two make a good double act. We'll just have to think of a name..............
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Re: Noddy goes to Lubachlaggan

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:28 am

Nice report :clap: and Rod was right - you all had a big fun there :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Noddy goes to Lubachlaggan

Postby PeteR » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:47 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That report certainly brightened up my lunchtime.
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Re: Noddy goes to Lubachlaggan

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:46 am

Really enjoyed that Theresa- certainly cheered up my nightshift :clap: :clap: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Noddy goes to Lubachlaggan

Postby dooterbang » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:47 pm

Great phtoos MT. Nice to se you out with your equals :D
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Re: Noddy goes to Lubachlaggan

Postby Mal Grey » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:06 pm

Nice one!


I can't stop seeing the report title and reading it as "Nobody goes to Lubachlaggan". Which is probably not that far from the truth!
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Re: Noddy goes to Lubachlaggan

Postby malky_c » Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:34 pm

Nice bike :D . Did you let Rod have some kind of handicap/head start to make up for the tiny wheels?
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Re: Noddy goes to Lubachlaggan

Postby Scotjamie » Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:32 am

Great walk/bike report Theresa
Well done - enjoyed the banter with you and trig-point rod

mountain thyme wrote:Here we chained the bikes (incase Alan, Jim or Charlie nicked them).



We (purists) would've nicked them but couldn't reach them before you!! :wink:
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Re: Noddy goes to Lubachlaggan

Postby mountain thyme » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:53 pm

The Rodmiester wrote::lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I won't sleep tonight now :lol: Great Banter right enough, how's your arm now?


:D Arm bruising is just starting to heal :lol:

trekker53 wrote:There's no stopping that competitive spirit amongst you's.
The bikes are handy for these long walk ins especially having the good track.

Was good starting off with you just for the crack and seeing Noddy erected??

You two make a good double act. We'll just have to think of a name..............


Was a great weekend all in. Cheers for organising Charlie

Petr Dakota wrote:Nice report :clap: and Rod was right - you all had a big fun there :lol: :lol: :lol:


Cheers Petr

PeteR wrote::lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That report certainly brightened up my lunchtime.


Thanks PeterR

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trekker53 wrote:Was good starting off with you just for the crack and seeing Noddy erected??



50 shades of Noddy?

Nice report and photos.



:lol: :lol: Yeah does sound a bit like that

pollyh33 wrote:Really enjoyed that Theresa- certainly cheered up my nightshift :clap: :clap: :lol: :lol:

Cheers Pauline

dooterbang wrote:Great phtoos MT. Nice to se you out with your equals :D


Cheers Doots. Need to get a walk in soon

Mal Grey wrote:Nice one!


I can't stop seeing the report title and reading it as "Nobody goes to Lubachlaggan". Which is probably not that far from the truth!


:lol: :lol: 6 folk did that day :)

malky_c wrote:Nice bike :D . Did you let Rod have some kind of handicap/head start to make up for the tiny wheels?


I did Malky and he still cheated on the way back

Scotjamie wrote:Great walk/bike report Theresa
Well done - enjoyed the banter with you and trig-point rod

mountain thyme wrote:Here we chained the bikes (incase Alan, Jim or Charlie nicked them).



We (purists) would've nicked them but couldn't reach them before you!! :wink:


:lol: :lol:
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Re: Noddy goes to Lubachlaggan

Postby GillC » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:28 pm

Fabby stuff,,,just realised that route in and Strathvaich Lodge was my alternative for Am Faochadhdasdkghdggds over to the west,,, :lol:
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