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Pleasant walk after a dry spell

Pleasant walk after a dry spell


Postby ChrisH » Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:19 pm

Route description: Meall Ghaordaidh from Glen Lochay

Munros included on this walk: Meall Ghaordaidh

Date walked: 23/04/2015

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 9.5 km

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Nice Walk after a dry Spell
But could be a bit of a bog after a wet period!

Pleasant, straightforward walk with good views from the summit.
I did this after about 2 weeks of dry weather and some of the peaty sections of the walk were still quite boggy.
After a wet spell these boggy areas could turn into a quagmire (as mentioned in the description) and I wouldn't recommend if has been wet.

Steady ascent with straight forward route finding.

The Start is obvious:
Meall Ghaordaidh - the start of the walk even the sign says Access to  Meall Ghaordaidh 1040m.jpg


The Stile
Meall Ghaordaidh earely in the walk -the stile after the open grazing field.jpg

The footpath leaves the track (small cairn and the pole up on the left.
Meall Ghaordaidh The footpath leaves the trach uphill to the shoulder.jpg

still boggy in places
Meall Ghaordaidh part of the boogy section after a dry spell.jpg

Only a few patches of snow and nothing to cause any problems
Meall Ghaordaidh the path up the shoulder with a few snow patches.jpg


Nice views from the summit.
Meall Ghaordaidh quartzite rock near the Summit.jpg

Meall Ghaordaidh The summit trig point.jpg

Meall Ghaordaidh view from the summit Glen Lyon & loch Lyon.jpg

Meall Ghaordaidh view from the summit (West).jpg
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