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Ben Chonzie - another misty walk

Ben Chonzie - another misty walk


Postby Grisu » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:50 pm

Route description: Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock

Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie

Date walked: 10/07/2017

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 766m

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This is going to be a short report about another misty walk with no views but some interesting companions along a mysteriously veiled ridge and a silent witness at the cairn.
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The start of the walk from the parking at Coishavachan

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scenery on my way up

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The long track provided easy going

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some more scenery

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Invergeldie Burn

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Two walkers coming down

At the point where I had to turn left I met two walkers coming down. We had a little chat about the weather conditions further up and they reassured me that the line of fence posts would lead me directly to the top and that I couldn't loose the path. However, sometimes it wasn't easy not to loose the fence posts out of sight. From these two walkers I learned how to pronounce Chonzie :D
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Now the walk began in earnest

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Looking back to the track

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My shy companions

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What a shame! They didn't want to pose

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What a collar!

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The line of fence posts

Short before the top a family and two other walkers appeared on the ridge but on the summit I was on my own apart from this little bird perching on the huge cairn. To me it looks like a dove, who knows better?
I wondered why it didn't fly away. I moved carefully around not to disturb or scare it because I thought it was injured or thick but I couldn't find any hints apart from the unusal fact that it didn't move away. I was tempted to take it with me but finally decided against, hoping and wishing the best for that little fellow.
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My silent witness

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scenery on my way back

Shortly I read the report of Graeme D Return to Chonzie almost 12 years from the Big Bang and he referred to a common opinion that Ben Chonzie is supposed to be a dull Munro good enough for beginners. Well it definitely was a dull day and for me as a beginner it offered me the opportunity to gaine at least some more experiences while walking in the mist plus another tick off. :wink:
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