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Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean, Crianlarich

Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean, Crianlarich


Postby epmallon » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:21 pm

Route description: Cruach Ardrain and Beinn Tulaichean

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Tulaichean, Cruach Ardrain

Date walked: 09/10/2010

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 15 km

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:D We decided to climb these mountains from the Crianlarich side starting at the the small cottage next to the radio mast just before reaching the 30mph signs at Crianlarich. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UglzSWtWqPI[/youtube]

Crossing over the railway bridge and through the gate
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Railway bridge with gate beyond
you will come across a path which will eventually lead you to a foreststry road, folow this and you are heading towards the young conifers that have been recently planted below grey heights,
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heading through the feild of young conifers
here you have to walk through the planted trees It was wet underneath but not as bad as I had thought but I spoke to people who had came up from the car park about a mile before where we parked and they said it was awful. Once we had reached grey height we could see Ben More to our left with cloud enveloping it like a huge hand and then it just as quickly come into view
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Ben More in the distance in cloud
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on top Beinn Tulaichean
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on top Beinn Tulaichean
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Beinn Tulaichean
As you can see from the video there was a bank of cloud from Beinn Tulaichean southwards all day which made the day more enjoyable.
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On top Cruach Ardrain with Ben More & Stob Binnean behind
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The bank of cloud
We really enjoyed these two mountains and Chruach can be pretty steep in places but you get reprieves every now and then (not like its neighbour Ben More) a great walk with good company and terrific views and awesome clouds
Last edited by epmallon on Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:35 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean, Crianlarich

Postby monty » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:39 pm

Hi Epmallon,
Half your pictures are not displaying?

Cheers
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Re: Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean, Crianlarich

Postby Paul Webster » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:56 pm

I think they were the same pics (judging by the file names) and then he uploaded them ok afterwards :D

Good to see some motion video - enjoyed that 8)
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Re: Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean, Crianlarich

Postby monty » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:10 pm

ok Paul.

Yep nice video. Love the volcanic Ben More and the fantastic cloud formations. :D Nice soundtrack :D
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Re: Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean, Crianlarich

Postby epmallon » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:33 pm

sorry guys sorted pictures now, thats what happens when you rush things :lol: glad you enjoyed the video
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Re: Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean, Crianlarich

Postby gpoulton » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:25 pm

Hi, I know I'm way after your visit but do you know where you exited the forest? You followed forestry tracks to somewhere near the Hawk Craig on OS? You didn't need to climb over any fences? This would obviously be really useful for people staying at Crianlarich YHA. Thanks, G
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Re: Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean, Crianlarich

Postby epmallon » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:27 pm

If memory serves me right we climbed over deer fences via deer fence ladders hope this helps as you said it was a while back. :D
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Re: Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean, Crianlarich

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:29 pm

For anyone going to Cruach Ardrain from Crianlarich I would recommend the route I used.

It was very simple and very scenic - and no fences at all!

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=81151

I wonder if the Crianlarich approach could be added to the WH routes, because Cruach Ardrain is such an obvious target for anyone staying in the Crianlarich area.

WH normally has just one route per hill, but it shows two for Ben Venue...

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