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Beinn a` Choin with a bull filled start

Corbetts: Beinn a'Choin

Date walked: 13/07/2013

Distance: 10km

Parked in the the RSPB car park at Garrison about 1km east of Inversnaid and used the route shown in the Cicerone Corbetts guide by Brian Johnson.

The first obstacle was quite a large herd of Highland cattle right by the car park.

This is how they looked:

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view over the gate


What I hadn't noticed was that the animal looking at me was quite a large bull, so I was quite close when I noticed the ring through its nose:
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luckily very placid!


Some of the rest of the herd were even more attractive:

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Moving on from the cattle I soon came across great swathes of my favourite hill flower, bog asphodel with its lovely yellow spikes:

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bog asphodel


and a close up;

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also some pale orchids:
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On the hill itself there was a herd of goats , but these were more wary than the cattle:

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Eventually the summit was reached, with a good sized cairn:

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And great views in most directions:

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Loch Lomond and Loch Long


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Loch Katrine


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Arrochar Alps


On the way down from the summit a meadow pipit fluttered away from my right boot and I got a very quick look in the nest, 5 seconds and I was on my way:

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with 4 eggs




In the afternoon the sky cleared and great views opened up:

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Crianlarich Hills


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Ben Lomond from Stob an Fhainne


and finally the view down to the car park at Garrison, Loch Lomond and Inversnaid:

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By this time the cattle had dispersed!

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Tinto63


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Location: West Lothian
Activity: Wanderer
Mountain: Stob Coire nan Lochan
Place: Ettrick Hills
Gear: Pacer poles
Member: Ramblers
Ideal day out: a long ridge walk with great views

Munros: 129
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Grahams: 38
Donalds: 89
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2013

Trips: 3
Distance: 20 km
Ascent: 100m
Corbetts: 1

2012

Trips: 8
Distance: 109.2 km
Ascent: 4320m
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 3
Sub2000s: 2

2011

Trips: 2
Distance: 20.5 km
Ascent: 400m
Corbetts: 1
Donalds: 1

2010

Trips: 1
Distance: 8 km
Ascent: 360m
Donalds: 1


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