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Truagh Mheall

Truagh Mheall


Postby litljortindan » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:49 pm

Date walked: 29/10/2019

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 7 km

Ascent: 412m

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A short walk across boggy grass to a small hill with good views.

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Path to bridge.

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There is a bit of a path here but a bit overgrown.

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Over the fence and now following the east bank of the Allt Gearraidh Dhroighinn. Not easier going but at least it's a line to follow.

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Gars-bheinn.

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Onto one of several criss-crossing and/or abutting atv tracks. Not much of a help as they only flatten the grass superficially, still leaving the underlying bumps and holes in tact. Still, a line to follow. About this point I give up on the longer coastal walk I'd planned and head up Truagh Mheall instead.

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View west.

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Eas Mor.

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Eas Mor again. Suddenly we're at a time of year when the sun sits pretty low in the sky most of the day so no real need to wait for good light.

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Rum. I've just finished reading the murder mystery Sleep which is set on Rum. A page turner but I think the author could have made use of the bothies and the magnetite. But they didn't.

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Innocent looking atv track.

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Back at the bridge. This time I avoided the coast and followed the more worn looking route past one of the houses. Met a crofter and his dog, dog desperate for me to throw their burst football for them to fetch. Eventually they persuaded a half hearted kick of their ball from me but to be honest I could have happily spent an hour entertaining them this way.

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Coo with a view.

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View west from car park.

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Nice reflections

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