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LOCHABER AND LORN
The walk leader is to be contacted beforehand for meet up and start times. Car sharing usually possible and people can try before they buy.
Participants can walk three times with the club before joining. Further information at www.lochaberandlorn-ramblers.org.uk. Lochaber and Lorn Ramblers Group can be contacted by email on email@example.com.
Today (Thursday August 24)
Creag an Aonaich and the Pass of Brander, Kilchrenan
A circular walk near Kilchrenan including a visit to the ridge on the S side of the Pass of Brander,
by Loch Awe in the shadow of the mighty Ben Cruachan.
Start at the junction of B845 and farm road to Ballimore at NN038243, where limited parking is available. Follow the farm road past Loch Tromlee. Just before Ballimore Farm, turn E at a junction and follow the track which zig-zags up to the edge of and into a wooded area.
On emerging from the trees, turn N over rough ground to Lochan Cuaig. Skirt around the lochan, then head NW across rough ground above Creag an Aonaich. Follow the deer fence for about 2km to a point where two fences cross.
Cross the fence and the Allt an Fhiodhain, and climb W up to the edge of the woodland at NN0432028086. Contour through the trees to reach the start of a forest track at NN0392127931. The track winds S through mixed wood for about 2.5km back to main road at NN032261.
Grade: M; Distance: 13km; Height to climb: 400m.
Meet at Longsdale CP Oban NM862307 at 9.15am; N. Ballachulish Sch NN053603 at 8.50am. Start of walk at 10am.
Leader: Graham Innes 01631 562290 or 07767 714503.
Sunday August 27
Meall nan Tarmachan – Loch Tay Munro + four tops
This craggy ridge, which makes a fine backdrop to the view from the Falls of Dochart in Killin, are
the best known peaks of the Southern Highlands.
Start from the Ben Lawers CP at NN608378. Head W to reach a junction between a track and a
path at NN602379. Follow the path W uphill. It turns N after 1km and climbs to the SE Top at
Turn NW and climb to the summit of Meall nan Tarmachan, 1044m. Descend S on a broad ridge, curving SW to a small lochan on a col, then climb SW on a narrower, rocky ridge to the
summit of Meall Garbh, 1,026m.
Head W along the level summit ridge then down steeply to a col.
Ascend gradually W on the path which twists and turns through the rocky terrain to the summit of Beinn nan Eachan, 1,000m. The path continues W, then SW down to a long col, then climbs, curving S up to the final top, Creag na Caillich, 916m.
Return to the long col, then head SE down the slopes of Coire Fionn Lairige to a disused quarry, served by a track. Follow it E, then NE back to the junction and return to the CP.
Grade: M+; Distance: 12Km; Height to climb: 860m.
Meet at Longsdale CP Oban NM862307 at 8.20am; Glencoe Village CP NN098587 at 8.30am.
Start of walk at 10am.
Leader: Ian Moir 07973 836498
NEVIS HILLWALKING CLUB
Please see full walk details at www.nevishillwalking.club.
If anyone would like to go out on the walk please contact club secretary Suzanne Theobald on 01397 701783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday August 26
Grey Corries – Stob Coire na Ceannain; Stob Choire Claurigh
Parking is available at NN253806. However, it is possible to drive S from Corriechoille for 2km on a
rough track to park at NN255788.
The walk continues along the track up into the Lairig Leacach.
At the ford at NN2784475341, just before the watershed, leave the track and head SW up rough ground. The slope steepens at about 600m and becomes rockier. Turn S and climb up along the crest of an escarpment, which soon becomes a well-defined ridge. This flattens to a spur at NN275745, 825m.
Contour S for about 250m, then curve W to gain the crest of the SE ridge of Stob Coire na Ceannain and follow it up to the summit, 1,123m. Traverse SW along the ridge to a small summit at 1,121m, then head S up to Stob Choire Claurigh.
Leaving the summit, descend SE at first, curving S down the ridge to the lochan on the col just N of Stob Ban. Turn E and descend into Coire Cluarigh on a footpath beside the impressive slabs, to reach the bothy in the Lairig Leacach.
Alternatively, climb Stob Ban and descend to the bothy by its E ridge (an extra 1km and 170m ascent). Head N on the track to return. (20km, 1,230m ascent)
Suggested and coordinated by Suzanne Theobald.