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Cruach nan Cuilean

Cruach nan Cuilean


Postby m3doc » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:23 am

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Cruach nan Cuilean

Date walked: 20/11/2018

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 6.4 km

Ascent: 359m

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Cruach nan Cuilean sub 2000' Cowal marilyn is readily accessed from the 149m summit of B836 single track Colnitraive - Dunoon road between lochs Riddon and Striven, part of Cowal Way, with parking available at wide bell mouth forestry track entrance opposite the hydro track to the aqueduct for Striven Power Station, At the aqueduct sand trap an ATV track / well used path goes right by a fence then heads to A'Chruach 365m which can be taken directly. Cross broad grassy Bealach Gaoith and skirt left of Creag an Daimh 389m then north past a couple of knolls and small lochan and up grassy slope to Cruach nan Cuilean's grassy summit 432m, either of two grassy bumps the same height 20m apart, a stone on the southern of the pair 3.4km 1h 50min. Loch Striven to Arran S and Cruach Mhor windfarm to N being prominent. Return to col below the top and a path goes dowm right of stream then turn left to cross Bealach Gaoith to col on right of A'Chruach whence an ATV track/path goes down left of drystane dyke which leave lower down left to pick up ascent route. Total 6.4km, 359m ascent 3.5hrs,
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At the bell mouth forestry track entrance opposite hydro track to right, at 149m summit of busy single track B836 Colintraive - Dunoon road. Cruach nan Cuilean summit 432m (light coloured left of centre) and A'Chruach 365m nearest
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Hydro track
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ATV track / path to right at gate to aqueduct sand trap
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ATV track / path heading towards A'Chruach's S shoulder; Creag an Daimh centre
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Retrospect down to aqueduct, across to road and Coraddie
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A'Chruach 365m taken direct
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SE across Loch Striven to Cruach nan Neuran
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N from A'Chruach along knolly ridge. Cruach Mhor wind farm
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Cruach nan Cuilean summit far left with nearest Creag an Daimh 389m bypassed on left to col
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Small lochan on col and intervening knoll
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Cruach nan Cuilean grassy summit on left
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Two grassy bump contenders for windy Cruach nan Cuilean summit - both same height . Cruach Mhor 37 turbine wind farm
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Cruach nan Cuilean from one potential top to the other. Cruach nan Neuran left and Coraddie right
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Path descending from col below summit then round left. Loch Riddon
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Route crosses Bealach Gaoith and right of A'Chruach (centre) to pick up drystane dyke
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Top end of drystane dyke with ATV track / path down left bearing left lower down to pick up ascent route
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A'Chruach bypass path / ATV track by dyke, across to road and Coraddie
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Path back down to aqueduct, across to road and Coraddie

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