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Coire Dubh agus Gleann Laudale

Coire Dubh agus Gleann Laudale

Postby Collaciotach » Sun May 31, 2020 11:09 pm

Date walked: 31/05/2020

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 26 km

Ascent: 760m

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Tha mi' n dòchas gum bith tha saoghal math oirbh ann na laithean neonach ....

I hope all is good in your world during these strange times and those of you unable to access the hills and glens of the Gàidhealtachd are able to get out in the very near future.

We are fortunate ,very fortunate in our location and have a large variation of options within walking / short driving distance of our home.

On day one of the phasing we took the opportunity to visit a little visited collection of humps and bumps on the Morvern side of Loch Sunart. These are situated between the Strontian -Lochaline road and where Loch Sunart bends to her exit through to the open sea. It is a little visited area with no hills exceeding 550m but height is not everything.

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We took the short hop in the car round the loch and parked at the end of the public road. A good track takes you along the loch side past the big house and on round Àirdbeitheach before you leave the shore and up through Glen Laudale on an old cart track.

Before "Na Fuadachan" Laudale was well populated and you can see the remains of past lives everywhere including the ancient graveyard at Cill Mhairi hidden behind the old fank at NM738600 and which few folk are aware exists today.


The route is rough and stoney but good underfoot and continues to climb giving grand views back down to Loch Sunart

Gleann Laudale

Meall an Damhain

With track all the way from sea level to 500m you exit onto Loch a Cèire .......' S e àite brèagha a th' ann agus seallaidh math gu an Iar agus Beinn Iadainn

Loch a Cèire

Loch a Cèire

From Mam a 'Cèire it is a straightforward but undulating wander over to Meall a 'Chaise with many a dip ,hollow and basalt torr to be negotiated above an Coire Dubh. The views for the height of these hills are stunning and the atmosphere one of complete isolation, among peat hags and tiny lochans.

Beinn Resipole agus Beinne Àird Gobhar

An Iar


From Meall a Chaise it is around and hour over Tom Aonghais Ruaidh before landing on Beinn Bhann , plenty of interesting rock formations and deep peat scars the landscape

Tom Aonghais Ruaidh

The outlook from Beinn Bhann is grand and completes this circuit which although small in height is challenging enough and gives this little visited horse shoe a round 10/10 in our books

Beinn Bhann

From the summit of Beinn Bhann you head down her shoulder toward an obvious but rough track on the 300m contour which twists its way back down into the glen and your route back out .

An robh sibh riamh ann am Mhorbhairne coisich an slighe seo .... if your ever in Morvern remember height is not everything and this wee horse shoe is definitely worth the effort ! .

An Cù
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Re: Coire Dubh agus Gleann Laudale

Postby rockhopper » Sun May 31, 2020 11:30 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Lucky you !
Closest hill to me is a Sub2k in the middle of a wind farm and that's nearly 10 miles away so I can only justify that trip by cycling or walking to it :roll: :silent:
Am really looking forward to phase 3 so that I can get back to the Corbetts ! Cheers :)
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Re: Coire Dubh agus Gleann Laudale

Postby Sgurr » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:00 pm

In the thread about the best place to live for the hills in lcokdown I chose a GR very close to this, so am glad to find my opinion confirmed.
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