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Sunshine on Doire Ban

Sunshine on Doire Ban


Postby rob munbett » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:28 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Doire Ban

Date walked: 08/09/2018

Distance: 5.25 km

Ascent: 431m

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I drove round from Corran to Fort William and took the narrow road up the hill south, up past the viewpoint, a long way down the scenic glen to park in a good space before Lochan Lunn Da Bhra.
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Doire Ban from near where the cars are parked
From here I walked along the road, over a bridge and then down a rougher track to a ford where stepping stones got me across the river dry-shod. At some times of year, there may well be a track that leads round to a shack but on this day the lochan was up and it was flooded so I just had to traipse across the boggy ground, finding the best route. To be honest, this hill is a bit of a slog up through deep heather with a few rises that make you think you're nearly there ..... but no - you're not.
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Looking up the rough hillside
I found on the way down that the best terrain was on the east side, so on the ascent it's probably best to stay left and not try to meander up the many humps and bumps of the middle. Anyway, when I did have to have a bit of a breather, the views were always good, especially to the north. Soon I reached the small summit cairn and I sat for a while enjoying the sunshine and 360 degree views.
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The view north from the summit
The descent was much easier!
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Heading back down, enjoying the view north

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