Tulloch to Corrour via the Easain Munros

Route: Stob Coire Easain and Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin

Munros: Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin, Stob Coire Easain

Date walked: 25/05/2024

Time taken: 4.38 hours

Distance: 26.93km

Ascent: 1354m

The weather was mild. It was sunny and cloudy with temperatures of around 15 °C lower down and 3 °C on the summits. There was no wind lower down but it was quite breezy on the summits at around 20-30mph. No snow left on the summits.

Tulloch Station to Loch Treig Car Park

I got the 08:41 train from Dalmuir to Tulloch arriving at around 11:37. I ran alongside the A86 on a wide, grassy verge for roughly 1 mile until I got to the junction where the small road leads towards Loch Treig Car Park (NN341809). Once I got to the car park, I joined the Walkhighlands route for bagging these two Munros.

Descent from Stob Corie Easain to Lairig Leacach

After summiting Stob Coire Easain, I headed down its southern shoulder towards the Lairig Leacach. I followed a faint path until I started going straight down the face at NN303716. The descent here is very steep and grassy and would be a nightmare going down in wet or snowy conditions. There is no path and I had to pick a line and head down as best I could. Doing this route in reverse would be horrendous having to go up this section instead of down it. I eventually got to a faint path at about NN294709. I followed this path through the Lairig Leacach as best I could, but it kept disappearing and went through some quite boggy patches and thick sections of fern. I, therefore, decided to cross the Allt na Lairige river at NN302696 as it wasn't in spate to join the main, much clearer path. I would recommend doing this as soon as possible to avoid wasting time searching for the path on the north side of the river. From here I followed the main path/track back to Corrour station without much difficulty apart from some rough patches of bog! I then managed to get dinner at Corrour Station restaurant and the 18:25 train back to Dalmuir.

Heading down the southern shoulder of Stob Coire Easain

Looking down towards the Lairig Leacach

Looking back up the grassy wall that is the southern shoulder of Stob Coire Easain

Looking back up the grassy wall that is the southern shoulder of Stob Coire Easain

The fait path on the north side of the Allt na Lairige river

The fait path on the north side of the Allt na Lairige river starting to disappear

This route is suitable for anyone who would like to use the train to bag these Munros. It is a long day and is more doable on a dry, spring/summer day with good visibility.

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Beinn Mhanach via Corie a' Ghabhalach

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Mhanach
Date walked: 19/02/2023
Distance: 23km
Ascent: 1210m
Views: 734


Activity: Hill Bagger

Munros: 128
Corbetts: 4
Fionas: 6
Donalds: 2
Wainwrights: 9
Hewitts: 7
Sub 2000: 6
Islands: 5
Long Distance routes: Clyde Walkway    Forth & Clyde and Union canal towpath    Three Lochs Way   

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Distance: 26.93 km
Ascent: 1354m
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Distance: 23 km
Ascent: 1210m
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