Solitude... and wind... and cloud...

Route: Cat Law and Corwharn, Glen Isla

Grahams: Cat Law
Sub 2000s: Corwharn

Date walked: 03/05/2018

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 18.5km

Ascent: 741m

Been wanting to do the Cat Law/Corwharn circuit for a while. Forecast was OK, had the day free, so today was the day.

Parking was no problem by old gates to Balintore Castle - must have been quite impressive in their day. And the delivery lorry driver who passed me just as I was leaving the car was the last person I saw till I was back at the car! Grey and overcast, but dry and didn't seem too windy - ah well....!

By the time I was just below the summit of Cat Law the cloud was down:

Approaching Cat Law summit - and the cloud

Popped coat on over fleece at this point, and it stayed on the rest of the day.

Yay for the views!

Once over the summit and cross Cormaud, Hill of Glendy and on to Tarapetmile was glad I could get below the cloud again - rougher going, and navigation in the clag would have been trickier - but the descriptions in the suggested route are clear enough. Looks like some of the tracks in this part of the walk have been fairly recently bulldozed - makes them easy to walk, but ugly as anything.

Coming down from Cat Law

Newly bulldozed (Heughs of Machirn)

Had lunch on the col between Glen Uig and Glen Quharity - but should have gone a few hundred yards further up the ascent of Corwharn and taken advantage of the shelter in some of the most substantial grouse buts I've seen! The wind was cold, and there were occasional smirry showers blowing through all day.

Approaching the summit of Corwharn visibility was OK - but by the time I actually summitted, the clag was down again:

The views... the views... (Corwharn summit cairn)

And then it was a long and fairly uneventful walk back to the car on tired legs.

Along the way saw my first mountain hares, loads of rabbits, startled plenty of grouse (and they me!), and no humans!

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Place: Coastal Wester Ross

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Sub 2000: 9
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