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Easter Sunday sunshine

Grahams: Beinn Bhalgairean, Meall nan Gabhar

Date walked: 01/04/2018

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 17km

Ascent: 900m

Had singularly failed to get anywhere near a hill for some time due to other commitments. Good forecast for Sunday had me thinking about heading for some of the Crianlarich munros - now over 31 years since I’d been on Ben More and Stob Binnein and the webcam was giving a good view. Late Saturday, changed plans and decided to head for the two Grahams west of Ben Lui as I needed to be back sharp.

Quiet drive up the A82 to Tyndrum then west along the A85 to Corryghoil

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Had seen some reports of others driving up the forestry track to just before the gate/track to Succoth Lodge so did the same as there didn’t appear to be anything against it. However, it wasn’t until I was on the way out later on that I realised I’d missed a small sign to the side of the track stating no unauthorised vehicles - would probably have brought a bike and parked on the A85 in that case. Parked just before a sign and gate to the west of Succoth Lodge.

Set off up the track, under the railway bridge then east and south gaining height on the way.

Ben Cruachan

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Got to a crossroads where I turned right to look for a firebreak - this took me up to another track which I crossed, walked a little to the south then found the start of the track up the hillside. Some fallen trees and a deer fence to be negotiated on the way.

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Beinn Bhuidhe

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Only snow patches at this level - nice views from the summit of Beinn Bhalgairean

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Mull hills in the distance

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Glen Orchy hills

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Meall nan Gabhar and Ben Lui

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Started off back down eastwards to find a more direct route towards Meall nan Gabhar as it looked like there were some newer tracks. Negotiated the deer fences and crossed an area of felled trees to get on to a track then found a narrower track taking me down to the main track.

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Headed SW up into the trees with the deer fence to the left before finding a gate just outside the forest. Through the gate and headed easterly then NE up towards Meall nan Gabhar.

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Although the main snowline was higher up, there was still quite a decent coverage especially near the watercourse. Managed to walk most of the last 200m of ascent on snow - hard and crunchy, it made for easy walking compared the tufty grass to the side but never sufficiently steep to need any spikes.

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Approaching the final section, from lower down the top to the right looked higher but not according to the map.

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Summit of Meall nan Gabhar looking towards Ben Lui

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Looking further round

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Had a break in the sun which was now quite warm with very little wind. Eventually set off back down the ascent route.

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Straightforward walk back to the car (would’ve been even better on a bike !).


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Distance: 16km
Ascent: 900m
Comments: 2
Views: 330


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Date walked: 06/01/2018
Distance: 13km
Ascent: 950m
Comments: 4
Views: 344


Broughton

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Broughton Heights, Trahenna Hill
Date walked: 18/12/2017
Distance: 11.4km
Ascent: 660m
Views: 25


Loughrigg Fell

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Loughrigg Fell
Date walked: 18/11/2017
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 450m
Views: 25


Glen Tarken

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Attachment(s) Grahams: Creag Each, Creag Ruadh
Date walked: 05/11/2017
Distance: 16km
Ascent: 1000m
Views: 45


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Ascent: 900m
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Views: 539


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Date walked: 18/09/2017
Distance: 31km
Ascent: 2700m
Comments: 8
Views: 704


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Attachment(s) Grahams: Cauldcleuch Head
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Distance: 20km
Ascent: 800m
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Views: 749


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Distance: 105km
Ascent: 5600m
Comments: 3
Views: 514

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Ideal day out: Long walk, a few hills, great views

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Donalds: 89
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2018

Trips: 3
Distance: 46 km
Ascent: 2750m
Grahams: 7

2017

Trips: 17
Distance: 528.2 km
Ascent: 30170m
Corbetts: 25
Grahams: 15
Donalds: 30
Sub2000s: 2
Wainwrights 1

2016

Trips: 20
Distance: 578.8 km
Ascent: 32180m
Corbetts: 38
Grahams: 11
Donalds: 25

2015

Trips: 16
Distance: 539.3 km
Ascent: 28665m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 37
Grahams: 8
Donalds: 14

2014

Trips: 16
Distance: 487 km
Ascent: 31211m
Munros: 16
Corbetts: 22
Grahams: 11
Donalds: 16

2013

Trips: 14
Distance: 437.8 km
Ascent: 37067m
Munros: 53
Corbetts: 13
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 4

2012

Trips: 22
Distance: 607.6 km
Ascent: 42863m
Munros: 85
Corbetts: 7
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2011

Trips: 21
Distance: 691.2 km
Ascent: 41118m
Munros: 79
Corbetts: 5

2010

Trips: 16
Distance: 305.3 km
Ascent: 22049m
Munros: 36
Corbetts: 3

2009

Trips: 4
Distance: 56 km
Ascent: 4082m
Munros: 4

2008

Trips: 2
Distance: 25 km
Ascent: 1890m
Munros: 2

2007

Trips: 1
Distance: 6 km
Ascent: 500m
Munros: 1

1992

Trips: 1
Distance: 10.5 km
Ascent: 968m
Munros: 2

1991

Trips: 1
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 990m
Munros: 1

1987

Trips: 7
Distance: 72.7 km
Ascent: 6197m
Munros: 7
Corbetts: 1
Sub2000s: 1

1986

Trips: 3
Distance: 35 km
Ascent: 2702m
Munros: 1
Grahams: 1
Hewitts: 1

1985

Trips: 1
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 847m
Corbetts: 1

1984

Trips: 1
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 920m
Corbetts: 1


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