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Birthday Treat on Beinn Mholach

Birthday Treat on Beinn Mholach


Postby mountain thyme » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:53 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Mholach

Date walked: 12/09/2014

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 22 km

Ascent: 877m

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Today was my birthday, so took a wee days annual leave and decided to walk. Baldfalcon was also off so he decided to join me on this walk. We started the walk at 10am from Dalnaspidal Lodge just off the A9.
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Starting point

There is parking space for a few vehicles just before the railway crossing. We decided to take the bikes on this one as I was a day older and was feeling it.
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the Railway

Crossed over the railway line and then took the first right and followed the track until a padlocked gate at the bridge.
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1st bridge

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Stevie lifted the bikes over the gate and we crossed over the bridge and continued along the track and not long before we were crossing a second bridge.
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2nd bridge

We soon reached Loch Garry on our left hand side and continued along the track, passing the pumping station.
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Loch Garry

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Pumping station

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Meall na Leitreach

About 1km after the pumping station the track ends, just at the point where a small waterfall appears on the right. We continued with the bikes for a short section over grassy and boggy ground, but soon realised that we would have been better leaving the bikes where the track ends at the waterfall.
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wee waterfall

We left the bikes and continued below Meall Doire and skirting around it heading south and then crossed the bridge over the Allt Shallainn.
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bridge over allt Shallainn

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From here we picked up a good track again and followed this south east down towards Dunish Bothy where we stopped off for a wee nosey. Just before the bothy, on the track theres a tiny cairn on the right hand side marking the start of the walk up the Corbett.
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Duinish Bothy

After visiting the bothy, we headed back up to find this cairn, which we missed on the way down to the bothy.
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inside the bothy

Once passed the cairn a track leads off west and a stalkers path heads slightly southwest. We followed the stalkers path which after a short distance meets up with the track.
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cairn marking the path up the corbett

We continued West towards Creag nan Gabhar where is flattens off and from here the huge cairn on the summit appeared miles and miles away.
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Creag nan Gabhar

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summit in the distance

We headed south west over some peaty boggy ground up to the summit of Beinn Mholach.
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summit

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summit

We must have sat here for over half an hour. It was a cracking day, sunny with no winds at all. Each time Stevie went into his rucksack I was waiting in anticipation for my birthday tipple ! First time…. I thought champers…. NO……. Second time….. ok Wine……. NO…….. Third time…. Ill take Mad Dog….. no nought…… So that was the birthday surprise…. Zilch……. :( I would walk with an east coaster :lol:

We headed back the same route we came up.
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looking back

Coming off the summit we were covered in some kind of flies which looked like huge ticks – where one even woke me up the following morning coming out of my ear. Arrrgggghhhhhhh.
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looking back towards Stevie in the distance :)

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loch garry

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whits keeping you ? too much alcohol at the summit :)

We picked up the bikes and back to the car in 5 hours. A cracking day with good company
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Re: Birthday Treat on Beinn Mholach

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:34 pm

Good stuff Theresa. Happy 50th :thumbup:
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Re: Birthday Treat on Beinn Mholach

Postby Silverhill » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:33 pm

Belated happy birthday! I like the pictures with the haze, but am glad that the day got brighter later on for you. :D
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Re: Birthday Treat on Beinn Mholach

Postby dooterbang » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:32 pm

Did you get to rename that station for your birthday :wink:

Happy belated birthday old yin :D
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Re: Birthday Treat on Beinn Mholach

Postby mountain thyme » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:23 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Good stuff Theresa. Happy 50th :thumbup:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Silverhill wrote:Belated happy birthday! I like the pictures with the haze, but am glad that the day got brighter later on for you. :D

cheers Silverhill

dooterbang wrote:Did you get to rename that station for your birthday :wink:

Happy belated birthday old yin :D


cheers aulder yin :D
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Re: Birthday Treat on Beinn Mholach

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:37 pm

Belated Birthday wishes, hope to see you on a hill sometime! :D at least you managed to have a good look into the bothy when I was there e place was surrounded by cows, do I gave it a swerve after my earlier encounter :crazy:
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Re: Birthday Treat on Beinn Mholach

Postby mountain thyme » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:28 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:Belated Birthday wishes, hope to see you on a hill sometime! :D at least you managed to have a good look into the bothy when I was there e place was surrounded by cows, do I gave it a swerve after my earlier encounter :crazy:


Garbh Bheinn Ardgour this sunday if youre free RM ??
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Re: Birthday Treat on Beinn Mholach

Postby The Rodmiester » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:26 am

mountain thyme wrote:
The Rodmiester wrote:Belated Birthday wishes, hope to see you on a hill sometime! :D at least you managed to have a good look into the bothy when I was there e place was surrounded by cows, do I gave it a swerve after my earlier encounter :crazy:


Garbh Bheinn Ardgour this sunday if youre free RM ??

Wow that would have been wonderful, did a couple of Corbetts around there a few weeks ago, brilliant area. I've already cancelled a club meet this weekend due to family commitments, a great shame, would have loved to do that one. You have a great day, hope the weather is kind to you all, Enjoy! :D
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Re: Birthday Treat on Beinn Mholach

Postby rockhopper » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:47 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Good stuff Theresa. Happy 50th :thumbup:
Jings, 50 :shock: and there was me thinking you didn't look a day over 30 :wink:
Good way to celebrate even if there was no surprise at the end - cheers :)
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Re: Birthday Treat on Beinn Mholach

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:52 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:
mountain thyme wrote:
The Rodmiester wrote:Belated Birthday wishes, hope to see you on a hill sometime! :D at least you managed to have a good look into the bothy when I was there e place was surrounded by cows, do I gave it a swerve after my earlier encounter :crazy:


Garbh Bheinn Ardgour this sunday if youre free RM ??

Wow that would have been wonderful, did a couple of Corbetts around there a few weeks ago, brilliant area. I've already cancelled a club meet this weekend due to family commitments, a great shame, would have loved to do that one. You have a great day, hope the weather is kind to you all, Enjoy! :D


No worries RM, another time :D
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Re: Birthday Treat on Beinn Mholach

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:54 pm

rockhopper wrote:
Johnny Corbett wrote:Good stuff Theresa. Happy 50th :thumbup:
Jings, 50 :shock: and there was me thinking you didn't look a day over 30 :wink:
Good way to celebrate even if there was no surprise at the end - cheers :)


Hahaha Don't take Johnny Corbett on RH, im no where near 50 :)
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