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Glen Lyon Horseshoe (clockwise)

Glen Lyon Horseshoe (clockwise)


Postby jwramsay » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:15 pm

Route description: Carn Gorm, Meall Garbh, Carn Mairg and Creag Mhor

Munros included on this walk: Carn Gorm, Carn Mairg, Creag Mhor (Meall na Aighean), Meall Garbh (Carn Mairg)

Date walked: 18/08/2013

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 18 km

Ascent: 1310m

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Clockwise direction - like most folk on the day did, we met one person going the other way.

Straightforward walk, follow the paths/rusted fence posts.

The walk starts across the road and to the left of the phonebox - looking down Glen Lyon. The parking is on the same side of the phonebox, a wee farm road with a carpark about 30 feet of the main road - suitable for around 12 cars only.

It is a great circular walk, took us 8hrs 15 mins. Views over to An Stuc in particular are superb!.

An Stuc:
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Carn Gorm Summit (1029m) - trig point has seen better days:
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Meal Garb Summit (968m) - unusual formation of old iron fence posts:
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Carn Mairg Summit (1041m):
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Lookback at the rocky summit of Carn Mairg from Creag Mhor:
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Creag Mhor summit (981m) -Schiehallion behind:
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View down beautiful Glen Lyon:
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