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Merrick murk

Merrick murk

Postby U059361 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:57 pm

Route description: The Merrick, from Loch Trool

Corbetts included on this walk: Merrick

Donalds included on this walk: Merrick

Date walked: 08/07/2019

Time taken: 3.75 hours

Distance: 13.25 km

Ascent: 875m

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The walk was done in hope that the weather would be kind and the clouds covering the tops would lift, however it didn't so walked to the trig point through the cloud. A good clear path to the top so no issues. It was a bit rough at the start. lots of boulders and puddles to negotiate but when the bothy comes into view the path improves. Climbing up and out of the forest beyond the bothy is rocky and wet but once out and the made path reached it is straightforward to the top of Benyellary. It is a good viewpoint. Didn't hang around in the cold and cloud so I was back at the gate at the foot of Benyellary before I had my lunch.
Benyellary view of Merrick
Start of the walk
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Munros:101   Corbetts:34
Grahams:20   Donalds:27
Sub 2000:40   Hewitts:5
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