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walk from Kylestrome to Glendhu bothy
by litljortindan » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:04 pm
Date walked: 29/08/2019
Time taken: 5.5 hours
Distance: 12.8 km
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Stack of Glencoul looking very fine in the zoomed distance.
Good track all the way with frequent gentle breeze and shimmering loch.
Cnoc na Creige, a not to be underestimated viewpoint.
I can only imagine what the view from Beinn Aird da Loch is like though there is a clue on the geograph.org.uk site.
After half way we get a good view down to the end of Loch Glendhu and the crags behind the bothy.
Only really fit folk sweat lots!
View west to Quinag,
Interesting cliffs above the track.
Wondering if the walk up the bealach is easy.
Also wondering about the way up there.
I welcome the clouding of the sky for the return leg, to keep the sun off a bit.
The waterfall above the hydro station.
by Blokewithastroke » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:57 am
by litljortindan » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:45 pm
Blokewithastroke wrote:My wife and I managed to do this walk a few years ago at Easter time. Truly magnificent scenery! The weather on that day was almost the same as yours, blue sunny skies for almost all of the way there and back. The most memorable thing about the walk, however, was being buzzed by a Hercules aeroplane as we sat down to eat a snack outside the Glendhu bothy travelling what seemed like just a few feet above us!
No Hercules for us, thankfully. It is a walk that exceeded expectations what with it really only being an out and back along a track but a lot of variety of views along the way and not another soul in sight.
I'd like to do a walk around the tops of the crags of Glendhu but that does look a lot easier said than done. Maybe a bit at a time or with a stay in the bothy to break up the walk. Easier for me when it gets cooler though.
by Mountainlove » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:09 pm
by litljortindan » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:30 pm
Mountainlove wrote:That looks like a lovely walk, need to keep this in mind when I am back up there. Thanks for sharing
You could paddle : )
by gaffr » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:24 pm
by litljortindan » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:22 pm
gaffr wrote:Looks like a pleasant walk out to a fine wee bothy.....what I recall of the area when I went way... Some time ago was the ferry crossing when on the way up.to reach Foinavon.
So pre 1984?! Must have been a very quiet area back then.
I suppose it is still helped in its quietness by there being no big hills ahead (other than say Ben Leoid) and even if the whole of Scotland took to the highlands and islands (evenly distributed) that would still only be about one person per thousand horizontal feet so I guess it will always be quiet.
by gaffr » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:36 am
I also recall having to camp close to the slipway having arrived too late for the ferry service. Simple quiet days when it was rare to see another person walking.
We were in to Fhionn Loch..... . Ordered out on account of stalking taking place, a route on Stack Polly then into Loch Dionard below crags on Foinaven for a camp then finished the holiday.based in Glen Brittle. Plus a few munros.
by rockhopper » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:06 pm
by litljortindan » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:11 pm
rockhopper wrote:Not dissimilar to gaffr, we spent many summer and October holidays up here in the 70s. Can well remember the Kylesku ferry and listening to the stags roaring in the autumn on the other side of the loch. Going over the bridge for the first time in 1985 not long after it was built came as a bit of a shock but as bridges go I do like it. Thanks
I've only dipped my toe in the area but so far I like it a lot and, yes, it is a good bridge.
by Jaxter » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:11 pm
by litljortindan » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:56 pm
Jaxter wrote:Stunning - this is one I’ve been meaning to do although after reading Mal Greys report I’d wanted to paddle. Looks like just as good a walk though
Looking forward to going back there for a more extended walk when it is not too warm and not too cold. Not that I'm fussy!
by BlackPanther » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:18 pm
by litljortindan » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:05 pm
BlackPanther wrote:Many thanks for the suggestion - we did this walk last weekend, an absolute stunner
Agreed, some very fine scenery and a surprising variety of it.
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