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Glen Henzie circuit

Glen Henzie circuit

Postby m3doc » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:22 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn na Gainimh

Date walked: 08/09/2015

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 17.9 km

Ascent: 797m

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E-bike 2.43 miles from Newton Bridge along almost level Glen Almond estate road to Henzie Burn in 15 minutes. From there the unrelenting continuous 1:4.7, 22%, 15 degree gradient rising 1000 feet is too great for the e-bike, so walked to top of track where path goes straight up 300 feet to just north of Conichan Castle's (655m) two cairns. The broad grassy ridge NW to Sron Bealaidh 725m then by double electric fence NE to Beinn Gainimh 730m both cairned. Continue NE adjacent to fence down to head of glen Point 625m turning SE over Creag Grianain 683m with cairn below top then onto Meall Mhor 704m continuing SE beside electric fence along broad grassy, fairly level ridge to Geal Charn flat summit 686m with several bumps about same height but none obviously higher and no cairn. Continue south about 1km then steeply down west past grouse shooting butts to cross Henzie Burn at 380m above wood but below line of recent run of river hydroelectric pipe run at 400m (which then becomes buried under uphill track) contouring along 380m to gate on track, down to bike and 8 minutes back to car.
Newton Bridge
Sron Bealaidh and Beinn na Gainimh from Conichan Castle summit cairn
Sron Bealaidh summit cairn towards Beinn na Gainimh
Bryce permanent electric fences
Meall Mor from Beinn na Gainimh summit cairn
Beinn na Gainimh, Creag Grianain and Meall Mor from start of Geal Charn descent to Henzie Burn
Conichan Castle & Sron Bealaidh with estate track and scar of run of river Henzie Burn hydro pipeline from descent of Geal Charn

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