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Ben Lui via Cononish, 2nd time lucky

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 21/07/2012
Distance: 18.2km
Ascent: 1037m
Views: 978


Mayer and Driesh

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Attachment(s) Munros: Driesh, Mayar
Date walked: 29/04/2011
Distance: 14.5km
Ascent: 835m
Views: 694


West Kip and Hare Hill

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 26/04/2011
Distance: 12.5km
Views: 841


West Lomond

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 17/04/2011
Distance: 8km
Ascent: 271m
Views: 666

White Coomb

Route: White Coomb by the Grey Mare's Tail

Corbetts: White Coomb
Donalds: Lochcraig Head , White Coomb

Date walked: 24/04/2010

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 11km

Fantastic day climbing in the Moffat Hills, weather great (sun burned neck in April!?)


Start in the national trust car park then quickly ascend via well maintained path overlooking the waterfall

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view from car park


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Path then levels and fairly quickly Loch Skeen is reached. lots of great photo opportunities here.

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Lochcraig Head


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Lochcraig Head again


I think the best path skirts to the right of the wee lochan but we kept to the left and joined the fence a bit further on. Little boggy

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Donalds Cleuch Head


I found the ascent up Lochcraig Head a bit of a lung burster, hopefully my fitness will grow through the spring/summer after a winter on my backside... :D


Quick descent from west shoulder of Lochcraig Head then back up to the ridge again, after that it's a mainly flat and pleasant stroll to White Coomb.

Highest point of the day

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white coomb summit


Descent from White Coomb is great fun with some very minor hands on scrambling.

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After that it's a matter of following the dyke wall down and picking your spot to cross the burn, lots of boulders to assist. Wouldn't fancy it in spate though :shock:

To close we retraced steps to car, great to see lots of day trippers going to see the waterfalls



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Bay Bloke


Activity: Hill Bagger

Munros: 44
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 3
Sub 2000: 6



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Statistics

2012

Trips: 1
Distance: 18.2 km
Ascent: 1037m

2011

Trips: 3
Distance: 35 km
Ascent: 1106m
Munros: 2

2010

Trips: 1
Distance: 11 km
Corbetts: 1
Donalds: 2


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