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Corbett with the 2nd longest name w. Kids and some wildlife

Route: Beinn Liath Mhòr a'Ghiubhais Li, Loch Glascarnoch

Corbetts: Beinn Liath Mhòr a' Ghiubhais Li

Date walked: 09/05/2022

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 8.9km

Ascent: 580m

Hill no. 110 - Corbett no. 12: Beinn Liath Mhòr a' Ghiubhais Li from Loch Glascarnoch with Kids (9, 11 yo.)

Stats:
Total distance - 8.9 km
Total time - 5h26m
Walking time - 2h47m
Altitude gain - 509 m
Terrain:
1.0 km - road
2.6 km - good forest track
5.3 km - pathless - rough heather, a mix of grass and short heather, boggy in some places, boulder fields, a deer fence to negotiate

Beinn Liath Mhòr a' Ghiubhais Li is probably hill with the longest name. It means Big Grey Hill of the Coloured Pines but there are no more coloured pines. :)
We followed the WH walk, but we did it anticlockwise and we opted for a different start point because we were not sure whether we will retrace our steps or will continue the WH walk.

(EDIT: The original title was "Corbett with the longest name with Kids and some wildlife". After I posted it I realized it is not :D (see comments) so I changed it to "Corbett with the 2nd longest name w. Kids and some wildlife". 8)


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Parking spot and the start of our walk at the A835, looking NW towards Ullapool (OS Grid Ref: NH 28398 73933, Google maps: 57°43'20.2"N 4°52'58.7"W).
From here we walked NW along the A835 to reach a forest track.
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Start of the forest track at the A835 by the bridge (our hill in the back):
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Beyond the gate we turned left and followed the track uphill:
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View back - the Munros:
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Crossing the burn was easy on the side of the track:
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The end of the forest track at the deer fence. The gates cannot be locked anymore :) :
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From this place we headed uphill more or less following the WH walk. There was a path but it petered out after a few hundred meters and we continued over rough heather, tough in places. There were also some boggy places:
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Wildlife 1 - European common brown frog :) :
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Luckily we did not walked through rough heather too long. We managed to bypass the peat hags area (our target in sight)...:
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...and most of the boulder fields higher up the hill. The ground closer to the top was covered mostly with a mix of grass and short heather but it was steep :roll: :
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Short section of a boulder field:
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Wildlife 2 in the middle of a boulder field - Ptarmigan :thumbup: :
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Almost there! :) :
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On the OS map, there is drawn a symbol for a triangulation pillar so I was expecting one, but... :D No, it is not a pillar just a bolt :) - a small survey marker - in the middle of the circular wind-shelter:
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Conni on the top - view to the west:
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The Munros:
1 - Meall Gorm
2 - Sgùrr nan Clach Geala
3 - Sgùrr Mòr
4 - Beinn Liath Mhòr Fannaich
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Looking north - the Munros:
1 - Beinn Dearg (Ullapool)
2 - Cona' Mheall
3 - Am Faochagach
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Looking east - Loch Glascarnoch dam, Ben Wyvis:
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Looking south:
1 - Corbett Sgùrr a' Mhuilinn
2 - Sub2000 An Cabar
3 - Munro An Coileachan
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We spent about half an hour in the shelter protected from the wind.

From the summit we headed NE down to a col and then up to Meal Daimh (1). There was a mix of grass and short heather and we bypassed most of the boulder fields, easily walkable.
From there we continued along the ridge to the northern top (2):
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Looking west - Beinn Dearg in the middle:
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Wildlife 3 - a hind crossed our way along the Meal Daimh ridge 8) :
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Loch Glascarnoch, Ben Wyvis and Little Wyvis in the back:
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Wildlife 4 - Golden plover:
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From the northern top we walked down to reach the A835, first to the corner of the deer fence and then alongside the fence to a gate (red arrow):
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To be honest, it is not a gate but rather it is a place where you can easier climb the deer fence:
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Back on the A835. This is the car park where the WH walk starts:
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Our parking spot is about 500 m higher so we walked along the A835 back to the car.

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2022

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Distance: 168.1 km
Ascent: 8413m
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