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An Sidhean -a remote feeling hill and a night in Glen Affric

An Sidhean -a remote feeling hill and a night in Glen Affric


Postby wilkiemurray » Mon May 27, 2019 7:25 am

Route description: An Sidhean from Loch Monar, Glen Strathfarrar

Corbetts included on this walk: An Sidhean

Date walked: 04/05/2019

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Video of fun :



A weekend to explore and hike up hills, so I headed for the north west. The weather had been cold and the late return of winter was still grasping onto the mountain top in Scotland , even into May.

My first destination was the wonderful Glen Strathfarrar. After a long drive I disturbed the gate keeper who gave me passage and I headed all the way to the top of the Glen. Boots on and off I went, soon passing the UK largest arch am (its not that big BTW!). Once I passed the dam the beautiful Loch Monar opened up before me with expansive views over the Monar and Attadale forests, probably the best views of the day!

Imagelurg mhor by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Imageloch monar by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Imageloch monar by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Up and gorge and along the side of the loch and eventually I reached the base of the hill. As the ascent started , so did the snow, a few brief and heavy showers blasted me on the way up and the wind was biting from the north. The going wasn’t too bad and I was soon stood on the summit looking into remote feeling territory.

Imagesnow encompass by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Imagemullardoch peak by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

I didn’t have time to linger though as I had a long walk and drive back down the glen to get out before the gate is locked at 7!

This was done in plenty of time and I sent the sat nav for tomorrow destination – Glen Affric…..

I headed round in plenty of time and spent a few hours taking photos between the snow showers:



Then went up to the view point to try and snap some photos - once done I bedded down fo the night and tried o reserve m energy for tomorrow long hike!

some photos from Glen Affric:

Imageclassic glen affric shot by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Imageaffric snow by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageGln Affric by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
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Re: An Sidhean -a remote feeling hill and a night in Glen Af

Postby Cuilvista » Tue May 28, 2019 10:48 am

Great hill that and nice wee film about it, cheers
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