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Meall Na Fearna

Meall Na Fearna

Postby jim hutcheson » Mon May 02, 2016 9:57 am

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall na Fearna

Date walked: 19/04/2016

Time taken: 5.3 hours

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 930m

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A hill which if it didn't have Corbett status I don't think would be visited often, especially when you have Ben Vorlich in your sightline throughout the walk :roll: Left home about 8.30 got through the usual rush hour traffic at Castlecary and arrived at the ample layby parking at Ardvorlich by 10 o'clock, conditions were excellent and a few other cars were parked, a couple of groups were heading for the Munro's, however I was the only person doing the Corbett . I took the path through the estate, well sign-posted and at the break off between the two paths took the left one, following the deer fence and as that ended just took the land-rover track through Glen Vorlich.Ben Vorlich looked enticing on my right hand side and Beinn Domhnuill was prominent at this stage.The land-rover track petered out and it was a case of heading south-east through the peat hags negotiating a route round them, not a pleasant experience, however it was fairly dry and eventually Meall Na Fearna came into view,have to say not particularly inspiring. Took the route to the left hand side and after a short climb reached the summit. Spent a pleasant twenty minutes soaking in the view, eating lunch and looking at the route over to Creagah an Lochan, my next objective. Once again it was a process of finding a path through the peat hags and keeping sight of the old fence line made my way over to Beinn Domhnuill, found this to be a more pleasant viewpoint than Meall Na Fearna, admired the views down the Glen.
The small lochan at Creagah an Lochain looked a nice feature ,and after a bout of peat hag wandering got to the spot, spent a few minutes taking in the view and made my way down the slopes through the heather, eventually picking up the land-rover track and heading back to Ardvorlich.

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jim hutcheson
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