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Victoria Bridge loop
by rockhopper » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:43 am
Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Suidhe, Meall Tairbh
Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Beinn a'Chuirn (Argyll)
Date walked: 12/07/2020
Distance: 22 km
Ascent: 1100m3 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).
Got ready and set off initially back down the road then off just after the bridge. Bits of a path here and there but generally just ploughed on upwards in a south westerly direction.
Wee cairn at the summit of Meall Tairbh
Next up was the Sub2k, Beinn a'Chuirn. Had to drop down quite a bit then some choppy ground to be crossed.
Beinn a'Chuirn mid distance on the left above some rocky crags
The last bit up to the summit was a wee bit steep requiring hands in places.
Now on to Beinn Suidhe
Dropped down NW past some ruined shielings marked on the map then rising upwards to gain ridge then NE to the summit
Another wee cairn with a view towards some higher Glen Etive neighbours
Longish stop for lunch. Shouted hello to some lady walkers who had come up from my planned descent route.
Set off downhill via Coire Fearna
Joined the main track lower down
Uneventful but longish walk out along the track. Met some mountain bikers. Crossed the Abhainn Shira by the bridge at NN233418. Had been a bit concerned about the next water crossing over the Allt Gabhar but there were plenty of stones to use at the marked point at NN238421 so was OK. Back to the car, got changed and headed home. A bit of a delay due to a big tailback on Loch Lomondside – the reason wasn’t clear but there were police cars and an ambulance in attendance.
by Alteknacker » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:18 pm
I can't wait to get on to some hills North of the border...
by BlackPanther » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:50 pm
Small hills compare to their giant neighbours but the views from Meall Tairbh are lovely
by litljortindan » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:27 pm
by gammy leg walker » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:39 am
by rockhopper » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:04 am