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Corbett only to be done in dry conditions

Corbett only to be done in dry conditions


Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:18 pm

Route description: Meall na Fearna, from Loch Earn

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall na Fearna

Date walked: 05/05/2017

Time taken: 3.2 hours

Distance: 11.4 km

Ascent: 826m

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I'd been camping at the Tyndrum Pine Trees campsite the night before and had intended to pick this wee Corbett off after a reasonable period of dry conditions as I had read various reports that this hill was pretty boggy at the least and much deserved the 4 boot rating given by walkhighlands. An early start was had and when I arrived at the foot of the hill only one car was parked on the South Loch Earn road.

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The start of the walk through these entrance gates
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Looking over Loch Earn at the start
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Passing through the private estate gardens
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Turn left up the track there are walkers signposts taking you away from the house
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The tree lined avenue prior to entering a field containing sheep and their lambs, dog walkers are requested to keep dogs on lead
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On to the open hillside just follow the well made track heading for Ben Vorlich
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Where the track splits into two after crossing the burn take the left track the right goes up to Ben Vorlich
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Another wee burn crossing our hill is at the rear of the one on the right
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Looking back down the glen where I had come, all good track walking so far
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Another burn crossing this time by timber bridge
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Keep on up the good track
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Feint path through the heather wet in places
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Now the fun begins with peat hags a plenty, these may become a major problem after wet conditions
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Still more hags which are unavoidable the hill in the far distance is our goal
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From the summit cairn looking towards Ben Vorlich
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Just managed to sneak into this summit photograph on a hot dry day
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Ben Vorlich from the peat hag area on the return journey
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Cutting off the corner on the way back and heading for the track
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Ardvorlich House at the start
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Re: Corbett only to be done in dry conditions

Postby jaffa61 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:55 pm

Thanks for the report.
We climbed this by roughly the same route although we avoided the hags completely by staying close to the west side until going over the minor top before the Corbett.
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Re: Corbett only to be done in dry conditions

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:35 pm

Hi Jaffa61, that's handy to know, but don't think I'll be rushing back to this one :lol:
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