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Carn na Coinnich from Strathconon - short afternoon out

Grahams: Carn na Coinnich

Date walked: 19/11/2017

Time taken: 3.8 hours

Distance: 13km

Ascent: 645m

Grahams: Carn na Coinnich.
Date: 19/11/2017.
Distance: 13 km.
Ascent: 645m.
Time: 3 hours, 50 minutes.
Weather: Cold, overcast, calm.

A fairly short walk for the day. Could've got up earlier, but that's what last week was for...

I was driving towards Strathconon in autumn colour and sunshine, but by the time I was ready to start walking just before midday, the cloud had moved in. It was rather chilly, but also quite still, so I left the trousers in the bag. I didn't have an overly imaginative route planned for the day - just the most obvious way up Carn na Coinnich (which I had used before, diverting off that time to go up some other bumps).


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I headed up the track from Bridgend, cutting off the corner to meet the path following the Allt Bail an Uillt Shios. A few deer around, including a couple of stags scrapping.

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Shortly before they started locking antlers

I passed a guy coming down before reaching the high point of the path, where you need to cut across a few snow-filled peat hags to reach the summit ridge.

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Near the top of the pass

The trig point is very prominent, sitting on a plinth of rock. Despite cloud moving in over the hills to the north, there were some interesting high cloud effects above. A very monochrome feel.

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Approaching the summit

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Carn na Coinnich

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Loch an Spardain and the Strathfarrar hills

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Orrin Reservoir

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Beauly Firth and Kessock Bridge

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Summit photo

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Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais

I thought about heading towards Meall an Doire Fearna, but the walk over was across further hags, so I decided to drop into Allt Baile na Creige a bit early. The path down here is barely visible higher up, aside from the occasional stones for cross-drains that could be spotted.

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Meallan nan Uan and Sgurr a' Mhuilinn

Lower down, the path became more obvious, and there were some good waterfalls to look at.

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Meall na Faochaig and Creag Ruadh

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Looking west up Strathconon

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Waterfall on Allt Baile na Creige

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Waterfall on Allt Baile na Creige

Then I was down on a good track on the floor of the glen which led me back to Bridgend. A nice day out, although I always seem to end up in Strathconon when the sun isn't out - it probably deserves better.

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Approaching Bridgend

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