Corserine and friends

Route: Corserine and the Rhinns of Kells, Forrest Lodge

Corbetts: Corserine
Donalds: Corserine, Meikle Millyea, Milldown

Date walked: 18/06/2017

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 16.5km

Ascent: 903m

Five of us, set out from Forrest Lodge on a morning of low cloud cover with no hills visible in any direction, Followed route as described in WH. Path through forrest very boggy but when we emerged onto open hillside the first view of Corserine was brilliant. Good path climbs out of the woods and up into the corrie and a low cloud base meant we got some tantalising views on and off all the way to the cairn marking summit ridge. The top was clear giving a cloud inversion, stunning.
Forrest Lodge soldier
On the ridge and in the sun

Once the trig point point was reached the views became better and better as all the cloud lifted. The continuation of our route on the Rhinns was obvious and crying out to be trodden. As stated in walk description there is an ATV track visible heading off on ridge and this is followed all the way to top of Millfire. Good views now in all directions and a good look at the Merrick from here.
Back over Millfire to Corserine
Craignairy, Craignaw and Merrick
Millfire, Milldown and Corserine

Ridge continues on easily to top Milldown and then drops down to bealach where the pools looked so inviting as the temperature soared, The last top of Meikel Millyea brings to an end a tremendous ridge walk which we enjoyed to the utmost and as both the weather and the views were excellent we had taken our time to appreciate both. Return to start point is by the ridge down Meikle Lump until a style over fence leading into forrest takes path onto track back to carpark,
On ridge to Milldown
Lochans of Auchniebot to Meikle Millyea
Meikle Lump

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Horses tail

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Munros: Beinn a' Chreachain, Beinn Achaladair
Date walked: 01/05/2011
Distance: 16km
Ascent: 1322m
Views: 1226

wedding day escape

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Date walked: 29/04/2011
Distance: 19km
Ascent: 936m
Views: 1086

great view

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Munros: Beinn Dorain
Date walked: 26/02/2011
Distance: 10km
Ascent: 906m
Views: 1130

Coast to Coast (but a bit missing!!)

Attachment(s) Date walked: 07/05/2010
Distance: 202km
Comments: 5
Views: 3509

The missionary returns

Attachment(s) Munros: Ben Macdui, Cairn Gorm
Date walked: 17/10/2009
Distance: 18km
Ascent: 1127m
Views: 2758

Ben Lawers

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Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers
Date walked: 26/09/2009
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 1035m
Views: 1069


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Attachment(s) Munros: Schiehallion
Date walked: 06/09/2009
Distance: 10km
Ascent: 740m
Views: 1046

Meall nan Tarmachan

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Attachment(s) Munros: Meall nan Tarmachan
Date walked: 25/07/2009
Distance: 14km
Ascent: 949m
Comments: 1
Views: 1225


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Hewitts: Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa
Date walked: 21/06/1996
Distance: 13km
Ascent: 799m
Views: 1008


Activity: Munro compleatist
Pub: Kingshouse
Mountain: Buachaille Etive Mor
Place: Glencoe
Gear: Paramo reversable shirt
Ideal day out: long walk, either on hills or through glens with great scenery

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