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Gulvain Bike - Hike

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:07 pm
by clem_f
Nice day today, bit breezy but not too bad - forecast for sunny conditions, but only saw the sun intermittently. Good day for walking though. Followed the Walk Highlands route, so not a lot to add to that - there is a recognisable track the whole way, although this seems to be just a track that has form with usage, rather than a made path. That is on the hill - the path is a 4WD/ ATV track up to the base of the hill. I went in by bike, the track in is cyleable. Basically 4 miles bike in, and then 3 miles up the hill. The ride took me about 45 min in, and 35 min back. The first 3 miles of the track in were OK, but it started to get a bit rough for the last mile, with a number of fords I had to push the bike through. I guess this depends on the water level - we had a bit of rain last night, so they might have been higher than normal.

It is a really nice hill, there is a bit of extra ascent after the first summit, but on a good day the views are so nice it is no problem. Views extend all over Lochaber.


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Elevation chart - distances are in miles
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Boggy track before hill path
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Afternoon sunlight
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Gulvain Summit
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Looking south-west to Meall a'Phubuill
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Re: Gulvain Bike - Hike

PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:11 pm
by john928
Lovely pics clem. Did it the other day with bikes and that's definitely the way to do it :wink: but I agree with you about the last bit of the track - even in bone dry conditions!