A bothy for angels?

Grahams: Beinn na h-Eaglaise

Date walked: 13/09/2021

Four of us stayed on for a day after our first club weekend away in a hostel since the first lockdown. We were already buzzing from meeting people again, walking with them in the day and chatting in the evenings. Almost normal, even if we couldn't use the self-catering kitchen. This walk kept us very happy too.
We went from the Torridon Inn car park, up the track through the attractive woodland with waterfalls to see if you looked at the right time. We kept dry feet as we forded the Allt Coire Roill (which might have been difficult with more water), and kept on the track until it started to go along rather than towards the hill. Then we headed for the skyline and followed the ridge to the summit. On the way up there was a splendid view back out to sea.

Lunch at the top then over another top and further down to spy down to the many lochans to the east.

We had to do a bit weaving round the rocks to get down. There were a string of lochans between us and the 676 top, giving us a good view of Maol Chean Dearg and An Ruadh Stac.

We found a mainly grassy route back down to the path in the glen, which we followed back to the start.

During the day, we came across this most amazing locked bothy, so well built and even with a chimney. However we weren't sure how people got to it - there didn't seem to be a good trod going there, and it must have been quite an effort to construct it so high up. We decided that, given the translation of Hill of the Church, it was a bothy built and used by angels!

Here is our route - only approximate since done later.

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