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Glen Douglas Grahams

Glen Douglas Grahams

Postby weaselmaster » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:20 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Bhreac (Loch Lomond), Tullich Hill

Date walked: 16/02/2019

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 10.6 km

Ascent: 1055m

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I had things to do today, so a quick couple of hills near to home was in order. Drive to Glen Douglas misty and rain threatening - windy too. I'm always surprised by these wee narrow roads coming from the A82 - Glen Luss is similar. Had forgotten there was a designated parking area just before Tullich Farm - very handy. Emerged from the car into drizzle and gusts.

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There wasn't any real option about route for these two - I followed the same path as last time - could have done it in reverse I suppose. Followed the fenceline beside the tree plantation up Beinn Bhreac. Squidgy underfoot, saw my first frog of the year, sitting looking balefully about - "it's bloody mid-February, why am I out of my bed?" Clag descended from about 550m, so summit without views. Headed over to Ben Reoch - I guess folk that do this horseshoe have no option to collect the 2 Simms that make up Reoch - one of them a HuMP too :wink: All done in mist, sadly.

Misty Tullich Hill
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Beinn Bhreac
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Loch Long
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Then down the steep SW side of Reoch, following the remains of old fence posts, some erosion at one point requiring a bit of care. A gang of deer were waiting, watchful on the Tullich Hill side of "the string" as the bealach seems to be called. I paused for lunch out of the worst of the drizzle, contemplating the steep pull up Tullich Hill. Which was easier than I remembered it being. Then a question of find the summit cairn in the mist. A clear path takes you off the SE shoulder where there are a couple of stiles over the fences, complete with dog gates. Nearing the car, the sun comes out and the summits are clear. Good timing from me again :roll:

Tullich Hill
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If you look closely you can see the sheep-look out on the crag
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Beinn Bhreac
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Orange sheep
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Re: Glen Douglas Grahams

Postby Graeme D » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:23 pm

Looks highly reminiscent of most of my recent hill days! :lol:
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