walkhighlands

Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Ben Chonzie

Ben Chonzie


Postby jwramsay » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:02 am

Route description: Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock

Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie

Date walked: 16/10/2009

Time taken: 5 hours

1 person thinks this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

Friday 16th October 2009 was an exceptional day for the time of year (as was the next day when I did Ben Nevis via the CMD Arete, which I detailed on here). An early finish from work allowed me to drive to THE CLOSEST munro to both my workplace and home.

On the A85 to Crieff, I just had to stop and take this picture due to the colours of the trees and the beauty of the spot:
Image

Follow the A85 past Crief until you arrive at Comrie where you head north for Invergeldie in Glen Lednock. Folow this single track road until you see the well defined carpark for Ben Chonzie. If you hit the dam, you've gone too far. Here is the carpark:
Image

Walk up past the cottages and through the sturdy gate:
Image

The summit of Ben Chonzie is shown in the middle of this photo:
Image

A great road winds it's way up the hill, so follow this until you see the obvious path on the left, I think it is marked by a small cairn. Once you reach the first major false summit, you'll encounter Hartley hare and his family, extended family, clan gathering - there are tons of these blighters up here.
Image

Follow the old fence posts for the gentle stroll to the summit shelter, where a nice view down into Glen Turret with it's Loch and dam opens up.
Image
Image

There are reasonable views all around, I'm sure I could see the Cairngorms covered in snow from up here, not that a photo could pick out that detail.
Image
Image
Image

As the sunset was imminent, I retraced by steps to the Hare's locum and then just decided to drop straight down the heather clad hill to the road much lower down.
Image
Image

The colours of the trees are dusk were just super, with the bellow of stags surrounding me
Image

By the time I got back to the cottages, it was dark. I surprised this guy with my flash!
Image

Not the greatest of munros. Good if you like hares I suppose.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsLjP-ed0YE[/youtube]
Attachments

our_route.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts

Last edited by jwramsay on Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
jwramsay
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 302
Munros:107   Corbetts:8
Grahams:4   Donalds:3
Joined: Oct 11, 2010
Location: Wishaw

Re: Ben Chonzie

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:15 pm

Excellent :thumbup: :thumbup:

I'm confussed though, about the dates?
User avatar
Merry-walker
Mountaineer
 
Posts: 1771
Munros:65   Corbetts:53
Grahams:12   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:5   
Joined: Aug 22, 2010
Location: Scotland

Re: Ben Chonzie

Postby jwramsay » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:12 pm

Merry-walker wrote:Excellent :thumbup: :thumbup:

I'm confussed though, about the dates?


Thanks fixed it. Was definately over 1 year ago!
User avatar
jwramsay
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 302
Munros:107   Corbetts:8
Grahams:4   Donalds:3
Joined: Oct 11, 2010
Location: Wishaw

1 person thinks this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).



Walkhighlands community forum is advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dst015, robo55 and 56 guests