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NEVIS HILLWALKING CLUB

Saturday April 22
Loch Lubnaig Beinn Each (Horse Hill) (813m, Corbett) & Stuc a’Chroin, (Peak of Harm or Danger) (975m, Munro). Maps 51 & 57, NN584136

Start from the layby on the A84. Head NE up the right of way and join the forest track in Glen Ample. Continue to the watershed at Bothan Eas an EoinEX, leave the track and go east steeply uphill on the N side of a burn.

Once above the second waterfall at NN596151, head NNE to the summit of Beinn Each, 813m. Descend N, across the Bealach nan Cabar and over a small summit, 735m.

Turn E at the next col and climb the twisting ridge to the summit of Stuc a’ Chroin, 975m. Continue on N on the summit ridge to a cairnEX and descend the NW ridge into Glen Ample. Cross the Allt a’ Choire Fhuadaraich to reach a footpath.

Follow this down to the track at Glenample. Head N to the public road at the Falls of Edinample. (12Km, 1070m ascent).

Transport required. Parking restricted. Suggested by Gavin Theobald; co-ordinated by Andrew Gilbert.

Wednesday April 26
Glen Gloy evening walk (details to follow at www.nevishillwalkers.club). Map 34, NN223864

As you turn off the A82 road into Glen Gloy, there is room for parking immediately on the left. Walk up the road to the sharp hairpin bend. From here follow the ridge line up to the minor summit at NN234875 (417m).

Enjoy the views before continuing to the flatter 449m summit.

Either descend the same way (5km, 370m ascent) or continue E to the col and then drop S to the road crossing one of Glen Gloy’s parallel roads.

Follow the road back to the cars. (6.4km, 390m ascent) Suggested by Gavin Theobald; co-ordinated by Suzanne Theobald

LOCHABER AND LORN RAMBLERS

Ramblers Scotland
Ramblers Scotland

The walk leader is to be contacted beforehand for meet up and start times.
Car sharing usually possible and you can try before you buy. You can walk three times with the club before joining.
Further information at www.lochaberandlorn-ramblers.org.uk.

Thursday April 20
Beinn nan Aighenan and Glas Bheinn Mhor, Glen Etive.

Beinn nan Aighenan is a truly remote Munro and requires careful navigation to reach it in poor visibility. This is a  strenuous walk which will cover a distance of 16km and a height of 1,539m with splendid views.

When rivers are high it may be safer to retrace some steps and return via the outward path, making the total distance 18km and 1,609m in height.
Meet at the Longsdale car park in Oban at 8.15am, Glencoe village car park at 9.10am or Glen Etive road end at 9.30am. The walk leader is Toril Frantzen on 07788 264007.

Friday April 21
Caledonian Canal from Neptune’s Staircase to Torcastle Viaduct, Banavie.
A easy-leisurely circular walk. Meet at Fort William Woollen Mill at 1.10pm, Spean Bridge Woollen Mill at 1.05pm, Glencoe village car park at 12.45pm, Ballachulish Tourist Information Centre at 12.50pm or Longsdale car park in Oban at 12.15pm. The walk leader is Colin Campbell on 07796 043836 or 01397 772523.

Sunday April 23
M Meall Buidhe Tyndrum – A small hill with great views above the well-known village of Tyndrum and its junction of centuriesold highland travelling routes.

Start from the CPEX on the WHW just before Auchtertyre Farm, NN352289.

Head N up the track and pass under the railway. Leave the track and climb NW up rough slopes to a small summit at 534m. Continue NNW to the summit of Meall Buidhe, 653m. Descend steeply W, passing N of the forest and cross the Crom Allt. Continue W to the bridge over the railway and join the WHW on a track. Follow the WHW S to cross the A82 and continue on a path to Tyndrum Lower Stn. Follow the WHW SE along the course of the Crom AlltEX and cross it on a bridge at Dalrigh.

Remain on the WHW, heading E under the A82 back to Auchtertyre. The remains of St. Fillan’s Priory lie a few hundred metres SE along the farm track.

Grade: Moderate, distance: 10Km, height to climb: 478m. Map(s): LR50, EX377

Meet at Longsdale car park in Oban, NM862307, at 9.30am, or Glencoe Village car park, NN098587, at 9.40am. Walk starts at 10.30am. Leader: Ann Jones 07770 434114.