walkhighlands

Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Fisherfield summit camp in the September heatwave

Fisherfield summit camp in the September heatwave


by rockhopper » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:18 pm

Route description: Beinn Dearg Mòr and Beinn Dearg Bheag, from Gruinard

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a' Chaisgein Mòr, Beinn Dearg Bheag, Beinn Dearg Mòr

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn a' Chaisgein Beag

Date walked: 20/09/2019

Distance: 47 km

Ascent: 2300m

Click to mark this as a great report. Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).


Re: Fisherfield summit camp in the September heatwave

Postby rockhopper » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:06 am

Graeme D wrote:Now that is what I call a weather window! 8) 8) 8) :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cheers - doesn't happen often worth the wait :)
User avatar
rockhopper
 
Posts: 6724
Munros:282   Corbetts:219
Grahams:65   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:9   Hewitts:2
Wainwrights:3   Islands:19
Joined: Jun 1, 2009
Location: Glasgow

Re: Fisherfield summit camp in the September heatwave

Postby dogplodder » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:31 am

What weather you got - and fabulous photos. :clap:
User avatar
dogplodder
 
Posts: 3791
Munros:235   Corbetts:62
Grahams:18   
Sub 2000:28   Hewitts:4
Wainwrights:9   Islands:23
Joined: Jul 16, 2011

Re: Fisherfield summit camp in the September heatwave

Postby rockhopper » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:49 pm

dogplodder wrote:What weather you got - and fabulous photos. :clap:

Thanks DP. Your Binnein Beag report is reminding me that I need to get back up there having seen nothing the first time round :roll: .
User avatar
rockhopper
 
Posts: 6724
Munros:282   Corbetts:219
Grahams:65   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:9   Hewitts:2
Wainwrights:3   Islands:19
Joined: Jun 1, 2009
Location: Glasgow

Re: Fisherfield summit camp in the September heatwave

Postby Silverhill » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:06 pm

A great report! Good to see what the other side of the Fisherfield Forest looks like 8) . I can't wait to go and have look myself!
User avatar
Silverhill
 
Posts: 1335
Munros:282   Corbetts:12
Grahams:6   Donalds:33
Sub 2000:23   
Joined: Jan 13, 2013

Re: Fisherfield summit camp in the September heatwave

Postby rockhopper » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:30 pm

Silverhill wrote:A great report! Good to see what the other side of the Fisherfield Forest looks like 8) . I can't wait to go and have look myself!
Yup, quite a few options for different routes. Just hold off for the good weather. Thanks :)
User avatar
rockhopper
 
Posts: 6724
Munros:282   Corbetts:219
Grahams:65   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:9   Hewitts:2
Wainwrights:3   Islands:19
Joined: Jun 1, 2009
Location: Glasgow

Re: Fisherfield summit camp in the September heatwave

Postby homerbarry » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:29 pm

I am looking to do the Deargs soon. Great report. How far can you cycle in and how difficult is the ride?...I mainly do road cycling :)
homerbarry
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 9
Munros:282   Corbetts:116
Grahams:8   Donalds:6
Hewitts:20
Wainwrights:7   
Joined: Oct 4, 2012

Re: Fisherfield summit camp in the September heatwave

Postby rockhopper » Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:25 pm

homerbarry wrote:I am looking to do the Deargs soon. Great report. How far can you cycle in and how difficult is the ride?...I mainly do road cycling :)


I cycled as far as the point on my map at a wee bridge where my track splits and left the bike there. However, if you are just on the Deargs I think from memory that you could cycle as far as the loch (but not certain) but after that the track comes and goes and would need to be walked. I'm more a mountain biker than a road cyclist and found the track was mostly OK - there are some ups and downs and the surface can be very loose at times but still well worth taking the bike.

Untitled.jpg
User avatar
rockhopper
 
Posts: 6724
Munros:282   Corbetts:219
Grahams:65   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:9   Hewitts:2
Wainwrights:3   Islands:19
Joined: Jun 1, 2009
Location: Glasgow

Re: Fisherfield summit camp in the September heatwave

Postby Mal Grey » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:20 am

rockhopper wrote:
homerbarry wrote:I am looking to do the Deargs soon. Great report. How far can you cycle in and how difficult is the ride?...I mainly do road cycling :)


I cycled as far as the point on my map at a wee bridge where my track splits and left the bike there. However, if you are just on the Deargs I think from memory that you could cycle as far as the loch (but not certain) but after that the track comes and goes and would need to be walked. I'm more a mountain biker than a road cyclist and found the track was mostly OK - there are some ups and downs and the surface can be very loose at times but still well worth taking the bike.

Untitled.jpg


I have cycled (unladen) to the loch from there with no real difficulty.
I did fall in a stream taking the ford at the stream with a little too much gusto and having the front wheel catch in between two rocks, catapulting me into the soft, heathery far bank which bounced me back into the stream... :lol:
User avatar
Mal Grey
Wanderer
 
Posts: 3757
Munros:112   Corbetts:20
Grahams:9   
Sub 2000:3   Hewitts:113
Wainwrights:71   Islands:5
Joined: Dec 1, 2011
Location: Surrey, probably in a canoe! www.wildernessisastateofmind.co.uk

Re: Fisherfield summit camp in the September heatwave

Postby homerbarry » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:46 pm

Much appreciated. Plan to give it a bash this saturday
homerbarry
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 9
Munros:282   Corbetts:116
Grahams:8   Donalds:6
Hewitts:20
Wainwrights:7   
Joined: Oct 4, 2012

Re: Fisherfield summit camp in the September heatwave

Postby homerbarry » Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:24 am

rockhopper wrote:
homerbarry wrote:I am looking to do the Deargs soon. Great report. How far can you cycle in and how difficult is the ride?...I mainly do road cycling :)


I cycled as far as the point on my map at a wee bridge where my track splits and left the bike there. However, if you are just on the Deargs I think from memory that you could cycle as far as the loch (but not certain) but after that the track comes and goes and would need to be walked. I'm more a mountain biker than a road cyclist and found the track was mostly OK - there are some ups and downs and the surface can be very loose at times but still well worth taking the bike.

Untitled.jpg


Thanks for the advice. Cycled to the loch and had a good day bagging the two Deargs
homerbarry
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 9
Munros:282   Corbetts:116
Grahams:8   Donalds:6
Hewitts:20
Wainwrights:7   
Joined: Oct 4, 2012

21 people think this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

Previous



Walkhighlands community forum is advert free


Your generosity keeps this site running.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by donating by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Adambat, callumw93, malky_c, MerdarionArbigma, Sands of time, Tom Lane and 29 guests