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Ben Avon loop from Cock Bridge

Ben Avon loop from Cock Bridge


Postby Mrs Scoob » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:21 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Bhuird, Ben Avon

Date walked: 18/07/2020

Time taken: 12.85 hours

Distance: 47.9 km

Ascent: 1900m

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One of those big days! Cycled in almost 10km then walked in a big loop to take in our missing Munro Tops; made us wonder if we might have been just as well coming back the same way. :think: Looked nice for the most part (just passing showers) but there was a cool breeze - glad of our wind jackets :D


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Cycle in, in to a headwind, made for a few times of pushing the bikes
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Looking back; with our cycle track below (centre), this was a fairly gentle shoulder up
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Meall Gaineimh summit - our first Top with the tors in sight on the horizon
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Interesting rocks everywhere; it's taken many years of erosion to make this 'chair'!
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View behind us, now we'd been over the extra Tops (East and West Meur Gorm Craig)
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Ben Avon summit tors ahead - first time we've approached from this side
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Heading over to Beinn a' Bhuird next
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View down the glen - to get back, we'd be heading around those light sandy hillocks in the distance
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A revisit to this Top in the passing
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Beinn a'Bhuird summit view to Ben Avon - I think this is the clearest we've seen it up here :)
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Contouring around the hillside to pick up the track out - caught in a passing shower along here (also saw a group of campers out here! there was us thinking we were remote and off the beaten track too, ha!)
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Coming back around those white sandy hillocks we could see from the tops
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I jumped when I nearly put my walking pole down on this guy! It was coiled up at the side of the track; first time I've been this close to an adder :)
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Almost back on the main track - a shoogly bridge is always fun :D
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We'd been on the track for a while but could see the shoulder we had started on away on the horizon - still a long way back to the bikes (we passed quite a few walkers and cyclists coming towards us before we got there; must be good camping out here), then it was 'just' the 10km back out
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Finally back at the van! :) [recording average ascent again]
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