Toll and Tom with mixed feelings

Route: Tom a' Choinich and Toll Creagach, Glen Affric

Munros: Toll Creagach, Tom a'Choinich

Date walked: 12/07/2016

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 16.5km

Ascent: 1252m

With the forecast looking half decent, I took a last minute turn up Glen Affric. Didn't feel like I had much in the tank after a weekend of wedding celebrations so thought I'd take the bike for the first few km which sounded like decent forestry track.
This is the main reason I write this report as apart from this, the route is very much as described. Right now (July '16) they are making a road up the existing track using dumpers and large tracked diggers making my bright idea of cycling turn into pedalling through ankle deep, rutted treacle.

Once past this it feels much more "wilderness" again and the ascent to Tom a Choinich is steep enough to reward you with impressive views fairly quickly, easy ascent to Toll Creagach and a mossy, heathery soft descent back to the path for the return journey made this a really enjoyable little walk, if the weather hadn't come in and obscured the views from the second Munro it would have been a perfect walk in terms of distance/ difficulty vs. Reward.

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Activity: Hill Bagger
Pub: Arch Inn, Ullapool
Mountain: Beinn Dearg
Place: Carnmore GWC midpoint
Gear: My Rab jacket

Munros: 24
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 4
Wainwrights: 1
Hewitts: 2
Sub 2000: 4

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Distance: 16.5 km
Ascent: 1252m
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