Creag Gharbh from Glen Ogle

Grahams: Creag Gharbh

Date walked: 26/08/2021

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 21.6km

Began the walk from the parking area in Glen Ogle where several years ago i set off for another Graham, Meall Buidhe
which was a far shorter distance than the one that i was about to undertake. I could've used a shorter route from Killin
but the weather was so perfect i wanted to make a proper walk of it.
Leaving the carpark i set off up a forest track which is waymarked as its part of the Rob Roy Way and as the track rises up through the woodland it eventually links up with a tarred road near a phone mast. It was here that i was glad to be wearing my walking shoes instead of my usual boots as the next couple of miles were under the tarmac.
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The Rob Roy Way

2 Tarmachan Ridge from Rob Roy Way__.jpg
The Tarmachan Ridge from the Rob Roy Way

3 The mast before the paths join__.jpg
The mast before the paths join

The road winds its way up to the Lochan Breaclaich reservoir then continues passed it until what looks like a hairpin
bend (on my OS map) is reached, from here i spotted a faint path leading off the road and up the hillside.
Several times i lost the path then picked up another through flat areas of bog and steep sections of rock and heather
when all of a sudden the trig pillar appeared and the fantastic views really opened up. All the local munros such as the
Lawers group, the Tarmachan Ridge and Ben Vorlich with Stuc a'Chroin stood out in the clear blue skies as well as Ben More and Stob Binnein further down Glen Dochart.
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Lochan Breaclaich

5 Creag Gharbh Summit__.jpg
Creag Gharbh summit

6 Loch Tay and The Lawers Hills__.jpg
Loch Tay and The Lawers Hills

7 View up Glen Dochart__.jpg
View up Glen Dochart

8 Road leading down from the reservoir__.jpg
Road leading down from the reservoir

On a clear day such as this Creag Gharbh punched well above its weight in the viewing stakes with only a short area of rough ground to get there.

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