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Foal's Craig

Date walked: 17/04/2021

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 16km

Ascent: 300m

Couldn't make up my mind about where to go so fell back on a long-standing plan to walk to Foal's Craig. My left knee was feeling a bit twingy too so I thought an easy walk might be the thing to do.

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Quite a variety of wildlife encounters today.

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Foal's Craig ahead.

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Ascending the track behind the ruin at Dalestie.

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A lot of hares around.

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East and West Meur Gorm Craig.

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Still a bit to go to the top.

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Ben Avon.

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Not sure where this is.

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A bit more light now.

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Ah, something snowy in the distance that I recognise, Lochnagar. There is no escape from Lochnagar. It is also a bit of a surprise to see it. And now I am at the "top".

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Morven.

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Lochnagar catching the light again.

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No big herds of deer but there are some small groups here and there.

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Ben Avon again.

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I descend via the grassy edge that overlooks the River Avon.

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The semi-circle of plantation that is prominent on the OS map.

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Blue sky over Liath Bheinn.

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I get to the next steepening of the descent and there is a chaos of deer, grouse and hare taking flight. This deer stops and looks round to check who I am.

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I rejoin the track for the last part of the descent.

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It is a fair walk back but now I will get to see some of the things I missed in the dark.

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Turning into a pleasant day.

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Last view back along the Avon.


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Ascent: 760m
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Views: 241


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Ascent: 835m
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Distance: 4km
Ascent: 50m
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Ascent: 40m
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Ascent: 35m
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Ascent: 50m
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Ascent: 200m
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Ascent: 150m
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Activity: Mountaineer
Mountain: Alligin
Place: Assynt

Munros: 117
Corbetts: 58
Grahams: 28
Donalds: 1
Wainwrights: 10
Hewitts: 12
Sub 2000: 47



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Statistics

2021

Trips: 18
Distance: 124.1 km
Ascent: 4380m
Munros: 2
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2020

Trips: 39
Distance: 226.7 km
Ascent: 11266m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 3

2019

Trips: 31
Distance: 187.05 km
Ascent: 9684m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2018

Trips: 28
Distance: 191.9 km
Ascent: 12074m
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 3

2017

Trips: 31
Distance: 226.75 km
Ascent: 8838m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 4

2016

Trips: 20
Distance: 229 km
Ascent: 9236m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 6

2015

Trips: 39
Distance: 286 km
Ascent: 12583m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 9

2014

Trips: 29
Distance: 3564.25 km
Ascent: 15847m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 9
Hewitts: 3

2013

Trips: 29
Distance: 206.75 km
Ascent: 16700m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 4
Sub2000s: 4

2012

Trips: 12
Distance: 73 km
Ascent: 5261m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2011

Trips: 6
Distance: 55 km
Ascent: 3917m
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 1

2010

Trips: 6
Distance: 22 km
Ascent: 2200m
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2009

Trips: 4
Distance: 24.5 km
Ascent: 2194m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 1

2008

Trips: 3
Distance: 24 km
Ascent: 3189m

2007

Trips: 5
Distance: 31 km
Ascent: 1896m

2006

Trips: 3
Distance: 37 km
Ascent: 3730m

2004

Trips: 4
Distance: 44 km
Ascent: 2706m
Corbetts: 1

2003

Trips: 5
Distance: 50 km
Ascent: 5760m
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2002

Trips: 3
Distance: 29 km
Ascent: 2449m

2001

Trips: 6
Distance: 46 km
Ascent: 4245m
Munros: 2

2000

Trips: 1
Distance: 16 km
Ascent: 1300m
Munros: 3

1999

Trips: 1
Distance: 28 km
Ascent: 900m
Corbetts: 1

1998

Trips: 1
Distance: 8 km
Ascent: 1055m
Munros: 2

1997

Trips: 1
Distance: 27 km
Ascent: 1400m
Grahams: 1

1995

Trips: 4
Distance: 80 km
Ascent: 4322m
Munros: 3
Grahams: 1

1994

Trips: 2
Distance: 35.5 km
Ascent: 2477m
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

1993

Trips: 1
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 1100m

1992

Trips: 2
Distance: 46 km
Ascent: 2345m


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