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Killin to St. fillans

Date walked: 31/12/2019

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 16km

Ascent: 631m

I've done most of this walk several times over, but not the whole thing. On a clear fine day, we had lunch at the Falls of Dochart inn and Donna then drove me to the start at the foot of the track that climbs up to Lochan Breaclaich. ThInking the ground by the lochan would be very boggy, I decided to leave the track early - which In retrospect was probably not the best. I'd printed out a paper map of the section as far as the big track in Glen Beich - but forgot to bring a compass :( . The trouble with moorland is often it looks like "The Universe" - the same in all directions :lol: :lol: . However I found my way to a 490m cairn on a fenceline and on due S to a second cairn whence I could see the track. Descending to it, I noted that crossing the river if it were in spate could be quite a problem, but once on the Landrover track I made good speed home. The track that runs down the W side of Glen Tarken is deteriorating, and if I repeated the walk I would head N and E of Creagh Dhubh and take the much better track on the other side of the glen
A better but longer walk would probably be to follow the Rob Roy Way well past the lochan and traverse both Meall Daimh (693m) and Creag Ruadh.
Sorry I didn't take any new pics
Edit
But I have found some pics of Glen Tarken - most looking up. towards Creagh Dhubh and roughly in descent order
Glen Tarken is a wild but not very picturesque glen: the glacier that gouged it out in the ice age was not powerful enough to create a lochan at ithe head: instead there is a "Moss" - mostly deep bog but with hard heathery lumps that I guess were drumlins. The track circles round the firm ground outside the Moss
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Looking across Glen Tarken burn
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Jerusalem
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Heading downinto Glen Tarken woods

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Activity: Mountaineer
Mountain: Weisshorn
Place: Torridon
Member: FRCC, AC, John Muir Trust
Camera: Lumix G6
Ideal day out: remote mountain where i'm unlikely to meet many people

Munros: 282
Corbetts: 84
Grahams: 27
Donalds: 6
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Statistics

2019

Trips: 10
Distance: 91.8 km
Ascent: 7166m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 4

2018

Trips: 11
Distance: 39.3 km
Ascent: 2088m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1

2017

Trips: 10
Distance: 29.75 km
Ascent: 2766m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 2

2016

Trips: 16
Distance: 210.95 km
Ascent: 12449m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 8
Grahams: 5

2015

Trips: 21
Distance: 143.9 km
Ascent: 10590m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 7
Grahams: 8
Donalds: 1

2014

Trips: 6
Distance: 80.6 km
Ascent: 5180m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 6
Grahams: 1

2013

Trips: 5
Distance: 42.9 km
Ascent: 3887m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 2

2012

Trips: 1

2011

Trips: 3
Distance: 32 km
Ascent: 2397m
Corbetts: 1

2010

Trips: 2

2009

Trips: 4

2008

Trips: 1

2007

Trips: 2

2006

Trips: 2

2005

Trips: 1

2004

Trips: 3

2003

Trips: 8
Distance: 37 km
Ascent: 2586m

2002

Trips: 5

2001

Trips: 6

2000

Trips: 7

1999

Trips: 2
Distance: 35.7 km
Ascent: 1768m
Munros: 2

1998

Trips: 1
Distance: 36 km
Ascent: 1760m
Munros: 4

1996

Trips: 1
Distance: 70 km
Ascent: 3700m
Munros: 8

1995

Trips: 2
Distance: 29 km
Ascent: 2548m
Munros: 3

1994

Trips: 3
Distance: 43.1 km
Ascent: 3739m
Munros: 7

1993

Trips: 2
Distance: 47.5 km
Ascent: 3050m
Munros: 4

1991

Trips: 1
Munros: 2

1990

Trips: 2
Distance: 16.5 km
Ascent: 1108m
Munros: 4

1989

Trips: 3
Distance: 48.5 km
Ascent: 3780m
Munros: 9

1986

Trips: 1
Munros: 2

1972

Trips: 1
Distance: 29 km
Ascent: 1230m
Munros: 1

1969

Trips: 1
Distance: 7.3 km
Ascent: 962m
Corbetts: 1

1960

Trips: 1
Munros: 3


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