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Loch Arkaig Corbetts

Loch Arkaig Corbetts


Postby Collaciotach » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:36 pm

Route description: Meall na h-Eilde and Geal Charn, Loch Arkaig

Corbetts included on this walk: Geal Charn (Arkaig), Meall na h-Eilde

Date walked: 28/07/2013

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 14 km

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The Cromwellian troops who landed in Loch Abair in 1654 generally lived in fear of the local tribes and skulked in "An Gearasdan Dubh nan Inbhir lochaidh " ....or the black garrison of Inverlochy .

At Achdalieu on the trail to Loch Arkaig Clan Cameron attacked some 60 of these unfortunate Englishmen, only 15 survived to bring back a tale of a strong , dark skinned Cameron who had bitten the throat out of a red coated officer with his teeth, during the hand to hand fighting.

Eoghann Dubh claimed " it was the sweetest bite he had ever tasted " :shock:

We climbed these Corbett's from Gleann Cia Aig .... aite bhóideach , a bonnie wee glen and the road is well metalled for forestry operations so it is easy going and a bike will take you a long way in here

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Gleann Cia Aig


A' dh aithghearr chi sinn am bhealach idir Meall an t Sagairt agus Meall na h elide ....... over the stile and head to the bealach ,just follow the burn up to the bealach.

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Am Bealach


It is a steep climb and we stayed close to the burn due to the heat but you quickly find yourself on the bealach with good views all around

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An Eas




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a 'deas


There is a wee haul up and over a few false summits until you are on the mullach

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Cárn


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Meall an teangue


Geal Carn lies a good bit round and you have to go over Meall Coire nan Saobhaidh which is another wee bit of ascent .

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Meall coire nan Suibhaidh


Once you are over that Geal Cárn ... uill nach eil I fad air falbh

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Geal Carn


Grand seallaidh to the West over at Gleann Cuaich and indeed down Arkaig to Na garbh Criochan agus Cnoideart

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A hot day for walking indeed but fine country nice and airy I would recommend these two to anyone as good if not better than many Munros

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Mullach Geal Carn


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Cnoideart


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We exited off the shoulder of Geal Carn and down into the glen but rather than walk down Allt dubh we made our way back through into Gleann Cia Aig ,no time difference and saves walking along the Arkaig road for 3K.

Sometimes small can be a whole lot better than the larger neighbours ,these is cracking wee hills and well worth a visit

Gabh curam agus ..... watch out for Eoghann Dubh though :wink:

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An Ghille Dubh


Cheerie an drasda
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Re: Loch Arkaig Corbetts

Postby kev_russ » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:41 pm

Lovely report and pics :) Love the history of oor land!
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Re: Loch Arkaig Corbetts

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:49 pm

Thanks for posting Collaciotach, I had these ones on my to do list along with maybe adding the wee Graham Glas Bheinn. I always like following a burn especially when its a hot day :) Looks a fine day out with nice walking conditions on top.
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Re: Loch Arkaig Corbetts

Postby malky_c » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:25 pm

Great views to Knoydart and Glen Dessary from these, and they don't see much traffic (or reports). Was up Glas Bheinn recently and really enjoyed watching the weather from it :)
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Re: Loch Arkaig Corbetts

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:29 pm

malky_c wrote:Great views to Knoydart and Glen Dessary from these, and they don't see much traffic (or reports). Was up Glas Bheinn recently and really enjoyed watching the weather from it :)


It is a great wee hill ,starting to get distracted by these wee ones :D
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Re: Loch Arkaig Corbetts

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:37 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:Thanks for posting Collaciotach, I had these ones on my to do list along with maybe adding the wee Graham Glas Bheinn. I always like following a burn especially when its a hot day :) Looks a fine day out with nice walking conditions on top.


Aye would be an easy add although I 'd be tempted to do these two first ending on Geal Cárn ,before dropping to the 440 point at the right hand bend top of the Allt Dubh path b4 ascending Glas Bheinn .

A drop back into Allt Dubh from Glas Bheinn looks a good bet :D
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Re: Loch Arkaig Corbetts

Postby rockhopper » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:40 pm

Cracking views even if it was very hot ! Am starting to plan some corbetts/grahams - must keep these in mind - cheers :)
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Re: Loch Arkaig Corbetts

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:44 pm

A nice wander these two. You got a better day than i got and a different route by the looks of it. :D
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