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Beinn Bhuidhe, the return; with pals, bikes and views!

Beinn Bhuidhe, the return; with pals, bikes and views!


Postby Jaxter » Fri May 17, 2019 8:20 pm

Route description: Beinn Bhuidhe, via Glen Fyne

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Bhuidhe

Date walked: 09/09/2017

Time taken: 5.28 hours

Distance: 22.3 km

Ascent: 999m

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An opportunity to meet up with Mike – he suggested Beinn Bhuidhe and I was more than happy for a repeat, especially as it was a short and easy drive for me! But Mike and Davey still managed to arrive before me, despite having driven twice the distance… :roll:

Before long the bikes all had front wheels attached and we were good to go – last time I’d walked this all the way up Glen Fyne so it was nice and relaxing to be taking the bikes this time!
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Well, it was relaxing until Davey and I stopped for a photo and Mike crashed into us… :roll: Still….a lovely burn… :lol:
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We dumped the bikes – there are lovely bike racks provided by the estate, an incentive for folks not to try to cycle further :lol:

We continued on foot from here, heading steeply uphill on the path from Inverchoran alongside the Allt na Faing
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I remember struggling to scramble over an awkward section the last time I was here, but barely noticed any difficulties on this occasion, and before long we had popped out of the forest and into an impressive corrie
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We climbed steeply out of the corrie – it was warm and it was good to have the excuse to stop for a few photos as we came out onto a plateau – Ben More visible 8)
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We continued – there was a path leading across the flat section to the steep eroded bit up onto the ridge
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Steep, but an easy climb and before long we were on the ridge. The views back the way were pretty good 8)
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Once on the ridge it was pleasant walking, although longer than I remembered. Although all I remember from this point was being disappointed at the lack of views :lol:

Reaching the summit we were able to see down Loch Fyne 8)
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Loch Awe
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Davey and looking towards Ben Lui
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Enjoying Beinn Bhuidhe 8)
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Ben Lomond, Ime & the Cobbler and Beinn an Lochain sticking out
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Zoomed to Loch Awe
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Beinn an Lochain zoomed
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A bit of cloud starting to come in on Loch Fyne – not such a fine view after all :wink:
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Some of us looking more dignified than others :lol: :roll:
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Ben More and Stob Binnein
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Ben Lomond 8)
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Beinn Ime and The Cobbler
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Beinn Damhain with the wee reservoir below
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Ben More & Stob Binnein on the left and Meall an Fhudair centre
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Loch Awe – Cruachan and friends starting to appear
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It was time to head back down the ridge
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We descended the same way – I was still thinking of heading off up Meall an Fhudair at this point :lol:

Back in the glen
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Looking back up the way we had been up (and down!)
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Before long we were back at the bikes
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We waited aaaaages for Mike to get a photo of some waterfalls before he sped off past us :lol:
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Davey and I waiting….
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Almost back – down Loch Fyne from the bridge
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Davey contemplating life
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Mike wandering why we’re hanging around :lol:
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Back at the cars it was time to get bikes on or in cars before the drive home. It was so warm that I took ages, stopping for views down Loch Fyne 8)
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Looking up Beinn an Lochain
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Loch Restil with Beinn an Lochain towering above
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And the classic view down Glen Croe from the Rest and Be Thankful
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Cracker of a day – much better than the forecast suggested 8)
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