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Beinn Lochan and Stob na Boine Dreim fhinn

Beinn Lochan and Stob na Boine Dreim fhinn

Postby Benaden887 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:50 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Lochain

Date walked: 14/10/2014

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 970m

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Tuesday lochgoilhead - Alan and I are on the Cowal way passing the Sruth cascades and the wee loch- making for the Grahams of Beinn Lochain and Stob na Boine Druim fhinn . A clear, dry day, no midges or clegs and a cold wind that pushes us upwards thro the crags. My kinda day
Below us, forestry workers fell trees - a smell of wood smoke and stags bellow during the rutt - muted sunshine washes the day as we escape from the cleared area - that`s a laugh - to reach firmer ground and finally gain Lochain`s peak - a small pile of stones. The views just go on and on - in any direction as we play the game of naming the tops. Alan goes in search of “ the wee whangie” - a small craggy defile and cave - while I enjoy a wee restive break and map read. Landslips abound on these hills adding a feel of ruggedness to the walk - having eaten - we drop down to the col, skirting across Tharsuin to reach - by the forests edge - the site where a B29 superfortress - #44-62276 - the so called diamond bomber - crashed in 1949. 20 USAAF airmen lost their lives here. Having served during the Berlin airlift - this aircraft was returning home, but off course and in bad weather, clipped an outcrop and came down inverted on this remote hillside - no one on board survived. A somber walk around the wreckage - parts still gleaming in the sun - despite the elements of 65 years - reveals a disturbing trait of war grave pillage - a memorial cairn - raised by ATC members from Dunoon - had a bronze plaque - etched with all the names of those who died here - it too is missing. A poignant reminder that sometimes the dead are forgotten
We recross the fence, plod over soft ground to the upper slopes and trig point of Stob na Boine - 4hrs so far - and eat lunch before heading down to the car with the whole of loch goil spread below us.
It had been a good day - most enjoyable
Seen enroute - 5 roe deer - sheep - birds an folk -

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