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Sgreadan Hill

Sgreadan Hill

Postby m3doc » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:00 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Sgreadan Hill

Date walked: 29/07/2018

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 10.3 km

Ascent: 382m

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Sgreadan Hill is an insignificant sub 2000 Marilyn east of Loch Lussa in Kintyre and is surrounded by forest. We parked at the end of the tarmacced Gobagrennan road (just before entering Campbeltown) at the south end of Loch Lussa and took the forestry track down and across two weak bridges keeping left at a couple of track junctions until Clach Fin Glen. We went up the right bank which has the semblance of an original forestry track in places but overgrown with knee high heather, bull rushes and long grass. I lost one brand new, first time on, ankle gaiter. Once clear of the forest it is slightly north of east over long clumpy grass to the summit trig 397m where the remains of the stock fence going up the glen arrives back at the summit after a dog leg south. For the descent we headed in a northerly direction to the prominent tall anemometer mast recently installed to measure wind speeds for a proposed wind farm. We found the track steeply down north from it (not on map but visible on satellite images as it is grey stoned) by Allt nam Fitheach to meet the brown stoned forestry track (which extends further than on map) which we followed down and horizontally round south above the recently felled section with a bit descending the north side of Clach Fin Glen. This ended a few hundred metres above the ascent forestry track and was awkwardly steep sided crossing the stream (one member with no gaiters slipping both legs in resulting in wet boots internally). I would not commend this route.
The best approach would be to follow the Kintyre Way past Gobagrennan and Corrylach on the west side of Loch Lussa, round the north end but taking the track right at Bord a Dubh, ignoring a right branch, continuing round a u-bend until the new steep, grey anemometer track, whence up to the mast and over clumpy grass and around some hags to the summit. A bike could easily get to the mast track which is probably a little too steep and stony. I believe someone has managed to drive to the mast track.
PS Found the lost ankle gaiter on 6 Sep 2018
Sgreadan Hill claggy summit trig

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Re: Sgreadan Hill

Postby kiltedbiggles » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:16 am

What sort of buffoon would wear shorts and have no gaiters on for a jaunt like this??? :shock:
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