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Chonzie

Chonzie


Postby U059361 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:46 pm

Route description: Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock

Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie

Date walked: 30/03/2016

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 12.5 km

Ascent: 750m

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Another direct walk, from the car park it is a simple climb up a farm track almost up to the ridge alongside the top.
ImageTrack heading up glen by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
I walked up behind the dam just to get a different view of it. No need to do so if you don't want to. A mini adventure which made me scramble over two steep sided burns to get back on track.
ImageThe dam from behind by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
It is a fairly tedious route with little to see.
ImageCarn Chois and path by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
It gets a bit more interesting on the ridge. There was snow lying for example. It was good to walk over though, going crump, crump, crump as you stepped through it. Nice and firm, not powder, not energy sapping, just good walking.
ImageLawers range by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
There was some wind but it wasn't bad and the sun added a little bit of warmth.
ImageGlen and Loch Turret by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
I sat in the shelter at the top and had my lunch, hot soup, home made, lovely. Sun shining and out of the wind, perfect.
ImageTop shelter by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
The walk back down was into the wind but once off the ridge it was a bit more sheltered and so I took my gaiters off once out of the snow, then my jacket once into the lee of the hill. The track makes for a swift descent back to the car. No detours this time.
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