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Beinn nan Eun from Glen Glass

Beinn nan Eun from Glen Glass

Postby TheTortoise » Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:50 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn nan Eun

Date walked: 09/08/2020

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We had decided to approach Beinn nan Eun from Glen Glass, partly because we wanted to cycle alongside Loch Glass. From Evanton, we drove along the very narrow and finally bumpy road to Eileanach, where we were pleased to find no barking dogs. Then we cycled along an excellently graded track through the forest and beside Loch Glass, passing a pink painted house.
Pink house by Loch Glass, and Meall Mor
We continued along the lochside, past Meall Mor, past the tudor-style Wyvis Lodge, then along another track along a fairly flat glen.
Wyvis Lodge
Eventually we came to a newer section of track with a bridge across the river, crossed it, and attempted to continue cycling. Mistake! It was steeper and rougher and after a bit of pushing, we left the bikes quite near the waterfall. From the dam at the end of this new track we headed across rough moorland, heather mixed with tussocky grass.
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Looking up at the hill
We like the mix of cycling and walking, but often find it difficult to make the transition of rhythm from cycling to walking, and maybe this is why I found the first section hard going, for no obvious reason. Eventually the Hare went on ahead to have lunch at a sensible time on the summit. I followed after a rest and a very early lunch part one. There wasn't an obvious way onto the ridge. I ended up going up steeply but manageably through heather, then it was easy walking over a few bumps to the summit. I had a very late lunch part 2 and we spent quite a while admiring the views. I had been looking forward to these views since our Meall Mor trip, when it was very clear weather but all the hills were SO far away. Now they were somewhat nearer.
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Across to Carn Loch nan Amhaichean, where we are not going today
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Yet another picture this holiday of Carn Chuinneag
Another Graham bagger arrived, he was doing the 2 hills from Strathrannoch. After a chat, we returned much the same way.
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Returning down the glen
The track undulates beside Loch Glass and through the forest, so that section of the return wasn't significantly faster than the cycle in. Overall, a recommended route.
We had assumed 'no stalking on Sundays' but on the way out, heard shots from the back of Wyvis. It's been quite entertaining and horribly time-consuming, trying to find out about stalking details when climbing Grahams. Sometimes a hill is in the same area as a Munro or Corbett, so you can use those details. Ideally we went to an area before stalking starts - but the virus limited our options this year. Sometimes googling brings up a correct or incorrect estate number. We've had all sorts of responses e.g. No response at all to an email; "We can't stop people"; "I'll tell the boys"; "They're not going out that day"; "(to others in room) "When do they start stalking - August - oh, it is August - here's the stalker's number". But also "I really appreciate your phone call". I'm looking forward to Oct 20th!
Here is our approximate route

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