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Sunny Carn Chuinneag

Sunny Carn Chuinneag


Postby rockhopper » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:41 pm

Route description: Carn Chuinneag, Strath Carron, Ardgay

Corbetts included on this walk: Carn Chuinneag

Date walked: 06/08/2020

Distance: 18 km

Ascent: 800m

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I had taken a couple of weeks annual leave with the hope of getting to the three Alladale/Vaich corbetts at the start of it but the poor weather put me off. Towards the end of week 1, we headed up to Coylumbridge for 10 days holiday. The weather improved and I was able to get away for a night up to Alladale.

First up was Carn Chuinneag and I set off mid afternoon down the track on the bike.

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It was a decent track if a tad bumpy occasionally. Did feel hard going at times but that was probably more because of the strong southerly headwind.

Out of the trees and on to more open ground. I continued on the bike until the split off to the stalkers path which I cycled for a short way before stopping and locking up the bike behind a wee hillock.

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The excellent stalkers path leads almost all the way to the summit.

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The path made for a quick ascent and I was at the summit 2 hours after leaving the car. Met another walker on his way down from the summit and we stopped for a (socially distanced) chat.

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Decent views towards the Assynt hills which I was on at the start of this week.

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And further round

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I then walked down and up to the 830m point to see if the view was any clearer.

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Obligatory selfie

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Summit from the 830m point

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Time then to return more or less the same way. Stopped to get a photo of the old bridge.

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Very quick return journey on the bike as it’s mostly downhill.


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Re: Sunny Carn Chuinneag

Postby PeteR » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:43 pm

Got this on my "to-do" list. Would like to order weather like you had RH.....less any midges of course. Was on Beinn a Chaisteil recently, which gives a great view of this one.
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Re: Sunny Carn Chuinneag

Postby Kinshusrst Kid » Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:52 pm

Lovely write up. My good lady and I did this last May. We walked all the way. The walk in/out was a real pleasure. Clear and easy route to the top. Our weather, too, was good but not as hot. I don't take many photos, so your pictures bring back good memories. Thank-you for reminding me.
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Re: Sunny Carn Chuinneag

Postby rockhopper » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:15 pm

PeteR wrote:Got this on my "to-do" list...... Was on Beinn a Chaisteil recently, which gives a great view of this one.

Cheers Pete - guess where I was the next day :wink:

Kinshusrst Kid wrote:My good lady and I did this last May. We walked all the way. Thank-you for reminding me.

Cheers KK - glad you enjoyed it :)
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Re: Sunny Carn Chuinneag

Postby malky_c » Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:30 pm

Nice :) . I think I'll go up this from Alladale sometime - bit more of a drive but it's really attractive around the glens there.
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Re: Sunny Carn Chuinneag

Postby litljortindan » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:57 pm

Good views from the middle of nowhere.
I think I walked from The Craigs to Bonar Bridge as part of an ill-advised coast to coast walk. Still, a different part of the world and covid securely quiet no doubt.
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Re: Sunny Carn Chuinneag

Postby rockhopper » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:37 am

malky, litljortindan - cheers :)

litljortindan - from the photos in your reports, I thought I saw you on Canisp at the start of last week but when we spoke briefly near the summit I wasn't so sure :? 8)
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Re: Sunny Carn Chuinneag

Postby litljortindan » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:44 pm

rockhopper wrote:malky, litljortindan - cheers :)

litljortindan - from the photos in your reports, I thought I saw you on Canisp at the start of last week but when we spoke briefly near the summit I wasn't so sure :? 8)


Not been on Canisp since 1998!
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Re: Sunny Carn Chuinneag

Postby kevsbald » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:57 am

Nice; look forward to doing this.
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