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Loch nam Breac Dearga circuit

Loch nam Breac Dearga circuit

Postby m3doc » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:45 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Glas-bheinn Mhor, Meall Fuar-mhonaidh

Date walked: 30/09/2015

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 13.9 km

Ascent: 865m

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Well trodden "Hill path" from car park at road end by Grotaig goes all the way to the summit of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, which is unusual for most of the pathless Grahams, Initially through birch wood then heather before crossing a deer fence stile onto it's NE ridge. Peaty sections are eroded and could be problematical when wet. Second cairn is summit 699m. Whilst having lunch here an elderly hiker arrived and enquired if this were the high point of the Great Glen Way! He had missed the well signposted turn-off going down left at the Grotaig car park for the Great Glen Way / Cycle Path! He had taken 2 hours up while it took me 2.5 hours.

SW along ridge 1km to avoid crags then NW skirting outflow of Loch nam Breac Dearga and to left of craggy outcrop (with lochan beyond) directly to Glas-bheinn Mhor cairn then trig point 651m - from Meall Fuar-mhonaidh 1.5 hours.

Return directly to N end of Loch nam Breac Dearga and up obvious grassy gully beside stream at N end of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh and across to rejoin it's ascent path.

(Apologies for photos being in reverse sequence)
Glas-bheinn Mor summit cairn, trig pyramid and an inquisitive deer on skyline
Meall Fuar-mhonaidh from Glas-bheinn Mhor
Glas-bheinn Mhor's trig pyramid and cairn
Looking back to descent route from dip near right end of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh's SW ridge
From near Meall Fuar-mhonaidh summit cairn across Loch nam Breac Dearga to Glas-bheinn Mhor, ascended to left of small crags to left of lochan
Looking back to subsidiary top cairn from Meall Fuar-mhonaidh summit
Meall Fuar-mhonaidh

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