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Quickie in Arrochar

Quickie in Arrochar


Postby Jaxter » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:18 pm

Route description: Ben Donich, via Rest and Be Thankful

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Donich

Date walked: 22/07/2017

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 8.2 km

Ascent: 760m

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Following our Ben A’an adventure, my pal Kris was keen to climb another hill. I’d given him a few options and he decided on Ben Donich, so after we’d both finished work at lunchtime we headed up towards the Rest and Be Thankful and drove a few metres down the minor road to the car parking area.

We headed off down the track before branching off on the path. It very soon became muddy and boggy but we were gaining height and before long we could see down to Loch Restil
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Zoomed to the Rest & Be Thankful and Loch Restil
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As we climbed higher the views improved. Beinn Luibhean looks weirdly triangular from here with Ben Ime behind
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Kris is happy to be out!
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The Cobbler
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Jaxter
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Kris needed a wee rest….
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Coming out the top of the 660 spot we were able to see down into Gleann Mor
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And back towards Loch Restil with Beinn an Lochain and Beinn Luibhean
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The Cobbler with Ben Lomond behind
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The next target…
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Coming out on the ridge before the top we could see down Glen Croe towards Loch Long
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Back down the ridge towards Loch Restil
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Kris trying to look like he knows what he’s doing….
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Beinn an Lochain
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The final few metres up to the summit were a struggle against the wind and reaching the trig point at the summit we were both struggling to stand! But it was clear and the views were great 😊

Loch Goil
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The Cobbler
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Towards Loch Lomond
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Loch Lomond & Ben Lomond
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Bit blowy!
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It was very windy and the forecast suggested that the weather would close in before long so we got going, retracing our steps downwards.

Playing with some rocks
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Kris looking really pleased with himself
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Loch Restil
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Back at the car before it got wet, a great wee afternoon out :D


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