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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
Looking back; with our cycle track below (centre), this was a fairly gentle shoulder up
Meall Gaineimh summit - our first Top with the tors in sight on the horizon
Interesting rocks everywhere; it's taken many years of erosion to make this 'chair'!
View behind us, now we'd been over the extra Tops (East and West Meur Gorm Craig)
Ben Avon summit tors ahead - first time we've approached from this side
Heading over to Beinn a' Bhuird next
View down the glen - to get back, we'd be heading around those light sandy hillocks in the distance
A revisit to this Top in the passing
Beinn a'Bhuird summit view to Ben Avon - I think this is the clearest we've seen it up here :)
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!)
Coming back around those white sandy hillocks we could see from the tops
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 :)
Almost back on the main track - a shoogly bridge is always fun :D
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
Finally back at the van! :) [recording average ascent again]
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