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Two sunny days in Torridon
by rockhopper » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:56 pm
Route description: Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine and Sgurr Dubh
Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Damh, Meall a' Ghiubhais, Ruadh-stac Beag, Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine, Sgurr Dubh
Date walked: 14/07/2019
Distance: 44 km
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Parked in the Beinn Eighe visitor centre car park on the SW shore of Loch Maree. Took the southerly path up past the viewpoint cairn.
Then SW crossing the path from Anancaun and followed the Allt Loch an Tuill Bhain in a SW direction before heading up the southern flank of Ruadh-stac Beag.
Low cloud on the surrounding hills from the summit.
Retraced steps back down by the Allt
Then headed NW up Meall a' Ghiubhais. Weather had improved by this point.
Returned to the car park via the more northerly of the two tracks.
Slioch across Loch Maree
Sunday 14.7.2019 Beinn Damh
Still plenty of time left in the day so drove round to the Torridon Hotel and Activity Centre car park. Crossed the road and followed the track up Beinn Damh.
Looking back towards Torridon
Looking towards the final section
The weather had improved significantly since the morning at the top.
Returned by the same route down to the car.
Monday 15.7.2019 Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine, Sgurr Dubh
Parked in the car park just up from the Ling Hut. Walked a little to the east along the road then crossed and picked up the track which heads down past Lochan an Iasgair.
Followed the track uphill before branching off towards Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine
More or less due east upwards to the summit
Looking towards Sgurr Dubh
Set off towards Sgurr Dubh. Complicated ground in places with lots of lochans. Was happy that visibility was good.
Mother ptarmigan doing the “broken wing” as her chick scarpered in the opposite direction – she couldn’t tell that I was harmless.
View across the road from the summit
Retraced my steps down to the lochans then west down to pick up the track back to the car.
by Alteknacker » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:28 pm
by Chris Mac » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:20 am
by BlackPanther » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:30 pm
by dav2930 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:10 pm
by Grisu » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:18 pm
by Jaxter » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:55 am
by EmmaKTunskeen » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:23 am
by gammy leg walker » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:34 pm
Bet your glad I was in the same area to ensure the fantastic weather .
by mamoset » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:06 pm
by goingforawii » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:53 pm
by Sunset tripper » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:29 pm
Great route down following the edge of the gorge.
Some crackin hills. All the best.
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by litljortindan » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:28 pm
by rockhopper » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Many thanks everyone for your comments - they're much appreciated It's certainly worth waiting for good weather - something at which I'm not often that good
I'm not sure as it was quite far away and rising. I'd like to think so as I've only seen golden eagles before but don't know. ThanksEmmaKTunskeen wrote:Was that a sea eagle too?