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Beinn nan Oighreag from Glen Lyon side, easy climb.

Beinn nan Oighreag from Glen Lyon side, easy climb.


Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:17 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn nan Oighreag

Date walked: 10/04/2017

Time taken: 2.25 hours

Distance: 8.96 km

Ascent: 620m

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This had been ear marked for my second summit of the day and as I had been coming from the Bridge of Balgie side it made perfect sense to approach this Corbett from the NE side. I parked up about a 300 m beyond the tree plantation on the East side of the road at a parking area about the 300 m contour and where there has been made an access to a new vehicular bridge across the Allt Bail a' Mhuilinn. From this bridge there is a ATV track circling Creag Dhubh on the South side and heads over the North top and continues South to the actual summit

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The new bridge and the ATV track at the rear
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Looking up the road from the ATV track, which was an easy gradient and not too wet, just fine for walking
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Looking back to the road where the car was parked
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Looking back further up the track
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Looking up to the North top, dry underfoot conditions
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Looking back from the track
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The view over to the Tarmachan ridge
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Feint ATV track to the side of the pole
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It looks like the cairn on the North top has been toppled Picture in canisp's report 2009
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Looking over to the ridge once more
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Final climb adjacent to a line of fence posts
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Summit rock with a small stone on top, reached in 1 hour 25 mins
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Small stone on summit rock
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Heading back to the car. I can highly recommend this route in poor conditions not wet underfoot, good track to follow to the summit and easy gradient, enjoy the views.
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Re: Beinn nan Oighreag from Glen Lyon side, easy climb.

Postby Yorjick » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:42 pm

Nice informative report. :clap:

I plan to do this from Glen Lochay and combine with Meall Ghaordie.
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Re: Beinn nan Oighreag from Glen Lyon side, easy climb.

Postby kevsbald » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:37 pm

I did this today. I thought the cairn 200m north from the large stone you refer to was higher. I touched both anyway.
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Re: Beinn nan Oighreag from Glen Lyon side, easy climb.

Postby Gordie12 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:20 pm

Interesting route Rod - was going to do this one from Glen Lochay but I may switch now.

Hopefully I can avoid the puncture I picked up on that road this time last year :(
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Re: Beinn nan Oighreag from Glen Lyon side, easy climb.

Postby The Rodmiester » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:35 pm

Gordie12 wrote:Interesting route Rod - was going to do this one from Glen Lochay but I may switch now.

Hopefully I can avoid the puncture I picked up on that road this time last year :(


I'd definitely do it. This way not only is there a nice easy walking gradient all the way with an ATV track to follow it has the bonus of the wee coffee shop etc at the Bridge of Balgy :lol:
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Re: Beinn nan Oighreag from Glen Lyon side, easy climb.

Postby Gordie12 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:51 pm

4 days later and conditions have changed Rod (was on the top at 8:30am).

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Re: Beinn nan Oighreag from Glen Lyon side, easy climb.

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:28 pm

Gordie12 wrote:4 days later and conditions have changed Rod (was on the top at 8:30am).

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They certainly have Gordie, hope you treated yourself to a coffee afterwards. Pity about the lack of views, did it clear up at all during your walk, it looks cold.
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Re: Beinn nan Oighreag from Glen Lyon side, easy climb.

Postby Gordie12 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:00 pm

Anytime I stop at the shop in B of B it is for ice cream and or coke - it wasn't that sort of day today!!

It started snowing ten minutes in to the walk and never really stopped other than to change to rain on the lower ground when I got back to the car. I needed to look at your report again to see the views.

Still, good to get the 1st hill of 2017 done.
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Re: Beinn nan Oighreag from Glen Lyon side, easy climb.

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:23 pm

Gordie12 wrote:Anytime I stop at the shop in B of B it is for ice cream and or coke - it wasn't that sort of day today!!

It started snowing ten minutes in to the walk and never really stopped other than to change to rain on the lower ground when I got back to the car. I needed to look at your report again to see the views.

Still, good to get the 1st hill of 2017 done.


Well all I can say is you deserved better weather being at the summit for 8.30am good effort :clap: :clap:
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