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.

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

2 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).

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.


our_route.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts



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.

IMG_3208.JPG


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

IMG_3213.JPG
Gleann Laudale


IMG_3214.JPG
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

IMG_3221.JPG
Loch a Cèire


IMG_3225.JPG
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.

IMG_3228.JPG
Beinn Resipole agus Beinne Àird Gobhar


IMG_3235.JPG
An Iar


IMG_3237.JPG



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

IMG_3255.JPG
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

IMG_3267.JPG
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 ! .

IMG_3252.JPG
An Cù
Attachments
IMG_3250.JPG
User avatar
Collaciotach
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 1786
Munros:282   Corbetts:140
Grahams:31   Donalds:3
Sub 2000:21   
Islands:28
Joined: Aug 8, 2011
Location: Gaidhealtachd an Iar

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 :)
User avatar
rockhopper
 
Posts: 6567
Munros:282   Corbetts:215
Grahams:64   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:9   Hewitts:2
Wainwrights:3   Islands:19
Joined: Jun 1, 2009
Location: Glasgow

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.
User avatar
Sgurr
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 4298
Munros:282   Corbetts:222
Grahams:219   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:569   Hewitts:139
Wainwrights:160   Islands:58
Joined: Nov 15, 2010
Location: Fife

2 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).



Walkhighlands community forum is advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: hollyhotspur, jim forrester, JOHNMCC, revalation, thand and 73 guests