The Loch Lochy Munros

Route: Loch Lochy Munros from Kilfinnan

Munros: Meall na Teanga, Sròn a' Choire Ghairbh

Date walked: 05/03/2011

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 19km

Ascent: 1190m

This is my first attempt at a walk report so go easy on me good folk of Walkhighlands!

Parked the car on a nice morning just before the bridge at Kilfinnan farm and along with the good lady Auds we jumped on the bikes and headed along the forest track,the track was a long slow uphill but with an obvious benefit for the return :D

Took the right fork and kept on till the start of the track up the Cam Bhealach,marked by a solitary boot sitting on a rock :shock:

Locked the bikes and headed up the Bhealach.
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Cracking path and fine weather for early March.

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We reached the top of the Bhealach and after a quick roll decided to go for Meall na Teanga first,though it makes no difference what one you choose if doing this route.
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Heading up the North ridge.

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Skirting around Meall Dubh

Skirted around Meall Dubh and and headed up to Teangas north ridge and a nice easy walk to the summit cairn,the weather had closed in a little at the top so didn't get great views,ah well not for the first time :(

Heading back down the the cloud lifted again and we wandered back down to the Bhealach and got ready to head up Sron a'Choire Ghairbh.

There is a rather excellent stalkers path most of the way up and it really does take the sting out of it as it gently zig zags you most of the way and it's then just a short walk to the summit.
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Stalkers path on Sron a'Choire Ghairbh

Heading back down we met an older chap in his sixties heading up and we passed the time of day with him and headed back down to the forest track,I looked back and saw him reaching the Bhealach and a good couple of ks behind us,reached the bikes again shortly afterwards and he appeared right behind us :shock: ,that was a blow to any illusions of hill fitness :lol:
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Top of Sron a'Choire Ghairbh.

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The walkout.

Was then a nice downhill run all the way back to the car,all in all a cracking day on the hills :D

Cheers to the good lady for the pics as well,hers are always better than mine.

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