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Coraddie and Kilmodan stones

Coraddie and Kilmodan stones


Postby m3doc » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:40 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Coraddie

Date walked: 17/11/2018

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 11.4 km

Ascent: 580m

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Coraddie, a sub 2000' marilyn, Beinn Bhreac ridge between Lochs Riddoch and Striven, NEof Colintraive. OS maps, both 1:50,000 and 1:25,000, have Coraddie associated with a point 487m and Beinn Bhreac 507m.(506m trig). However, there is a 500m contour further N and Alan Dawson has the highest point 519m (1,703') associated with 2 long buried rocks whilst admitting two other points could be equally high, one 80m NNW and other 75m SW. My Garmin Oregon 450 heighted the mossy north top at 1,710' +/- 2' (521m) with the same readings for his 519m top. The SW top appeared a little lower.
OS grid reference for the highest point is NS 04995 77856 and Alan Dawson has NS 05007 77859 for same point.

It is not easily reached. From the west it can be approached using the good bikeable (provided the gate above Feorline house is not padlocked) Feorlean Forest track for 2.5km starting opposite the Ardachuple Farm track entrance on A866 about 4 miles north of Colintraive. The track zigzags up to 210m skirting north of A'Chruach, then drops 20m to a turning point (near it's termination) where the trees have been harvested. An old firebreak leads N 100m to an old stock fence at edge of plantation which crosses over a small stream tributary of Allt Glachavoil climbing to skyline then turns south. After stepping over this old fence (no barbed top wire) on the skyline, skirt round south of Creag Shearnery 329m knoll and meet a renewed barbed top wire fence (crossed with difficulty), which follow NE a bit to more easily cross another stream tributary of Allt Glachavoil. A bit of path goes on it's N side before it turns at right angles. Thence it is SE to summit skirting knolls with some ATV track here and there aiding the trudge through the clumpy grass aiming to hit ridge SW of Lochan na Leirg. One small stone placed on mossy top immediately above small lochan. The other top is 80m S at long sunken boulders. No loose stones to make cairn! 3hr 15min to top 2hr 30min return by same route 15min on top checking heights views (hazy) and bite to eat.

Visited historic Kilmodan church and it's mediaeval sculpted grave slabs in Glendaruel.
Attachments
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Feorlean forestry track opposite Ardachuple Farm entrance on A886 about 4 miles north of Colintraive
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Gates: right for Feorline house and left unlocked padlocked one for Feorlean Forest track
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Cruach nan Cuilean 432m ridge
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Creag nam Fitheach 394m and Coraddie 519m
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Coraddie 519m - Beinn Bhreac 507m ridge
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Coraddie from forestry track turning area (old fire break off left)
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Retrospect along old fire break to forestry track turning area
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On old firebreak approaching old stock fence at north end of felled plantation which is followed upwards after crossing stream tributary of Allt Lochavoil with Creag Fitheach in left distance
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End of old firebreak at north end of felled area with old stock fence rising to skyline whence it turns right
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Retrospect having stepped over old dog-legged stock fence (no barbed top wire) showing old firebreak through felled area to forestry track turning point with A'Chruach behind
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Over south shoulder of Creag Shearnery and round left to skirt Cnoc Breamanach's north shoulder
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Renewed barbed top wire stock fence between Creag Shearnery and Cnoc Breamanach to be followed round to left and cross with difficulty. Stuchdan Capuill in left distance
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Clumpy grass and bull-rushes en route to Coraddie
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Onward to right of craggy knoll west of Lochan na Leirg to Coraddie summit near centre of skyline
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Cruach an Lochain 470m and craggy Stuchdan Capuill 498m across Lochan na Leirg
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Coraddie summit 519m left of centre - Beinn Bhreac 487m from same spot above Lochan na Leirg
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Lochan na Leirg and Stuchdan Capuill 498m beyond small lochan below N top of Coraddie
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S from N top above lochan to Coraddie 519m (1,703') top left of centre which my Garmin Oregon 450 made the same height viz 1,710' +/- 2' (521m)
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N to alternative top above small lochan from 519m Coraddie
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Returning to forestry track and felled area with Cruach na Caorach 458m marilyn (across Loch Riddon)
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Historic Kilmodan church (cille St Modan)
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D MCloy 1636 early minister
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Kilmodan stones
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Another Kilmodan stone

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Last edited by m3doc on Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Coraddie and Kilmodan stones

Postby iangpark » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:19 pm

Good to finally get a report of this sub. That high lochan is too good to miss. Can’t wait to pay a visit one day.
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