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Dun Leacainn

Dun Leacainn


Postby m3doc » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:56 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Dun Leacainn

Date walked: 02/10/2018

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 5.4 km

Ascent: 329m

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Dun Leacainn is another nightmare forestry cloaked sub-2000 Mariiyn. Approached from the lay-by on A83 just south of Auchindrain museum via forestry track across the road. The track crosses the Eas a'Chorabha to a recently replanted harvested area which is awkward to cross and in a few years will become impossible with the new planting. The firebreaks don't correspond to the mapping accurately and some new forest bashing was required to access the clear area below the summits negotiating clumpy grass and heather with a final steep up to the unmarked grassy actual summit above 360m contour ( with Walkhighlands' listed 359m trig top just to south). Attempt was made to follow broken fence down from col between the two tops, to what looked like an old sunken track but this disappeared to be replaced by chest high grass and waist high bull rushes in the wide firebreak, so further descent was made by ascent route. Total ascent 329m and 3 hours.
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Dun Leacainn from lay-by on A83 opposite forestry track south of Auchindrain
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Harvested area replanted, with twin tops of Dun Leacainn - trig top to left and clear area below
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Track branch left ends abruptly
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Retrospect of harvested / recently replanted patch
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Firebreak in new forest
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Next firebreak
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View up firebreak then heading towards tall dead tree on left
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View back down firebreak
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Short section of new forest bashing
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Out of new forest bashing to clearance up left
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Retrospect of new forest growth
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Retrospect of new forest further east
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Bull rushes and clumpy grass to summit
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Clumpy grass and heather to Dun Leacainn's twin tops
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Dun Leacainn's unmarked grassy summit and trig top with Strachur and Cowal hills
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Furnace and Loch Fyne to south
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Auchindrain museum at rainbow's end
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Summit 360+m from 359m trig
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Descent from col by broken fence to sunken old track which disappears
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Broken fence route abandoned due to chest high grass and waist high bull rushes in firebreak

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Last edited by m3doc on Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Dun Leacainn

Postby iangpark » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:08 pm

Had no idea how shapely this wee hill is from the top - it's on the way to our caravan so I might pay it a visit soon. Great report!
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Re: Dun Leacainn

Postby Sgurr » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:55 pm

Wonder what happened to the bench near the summit. See pm
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Re: Dun Leacainn

Postby m3doc » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:38 pm

Bench is still there near trig but weathered
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