This week’s walks: week 15

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LOCHABER AND LORN  RAMBLERS

The walk leader is to be contacted before hand for meet-up and start times. Car sharing usually possible and people can try before they buy. Further information at www.lochaberandlorn-ramblers.org.uk. Lochaber and Lorn Ramblers Group can be contacted by email on info@lochaberandlorn-ramblers.org.uk.

Thursday April 12
Glen Scaddle, Ardgour
An interesting there and back walk in Ardgour, on a good and mainly level track, following the River Scaddle which flows from W to E.
Start from the A861 at Inbhir Scaddail where parking is available near the end of an estate track at NN022686. Head SW on the main road to cross the River Scaddle and turn W on to the track past Aryhoulan.
Head W in to Glen Scaddle on S side of the river. At NM985682, a footbridge gives access to the ruins of Creagbheitheachain on the N side. Return to the track, continue E and pass through some mixed woodland. After about 4 Km, the track emerges from the woodland to cross the river on a bridge. It is possible to return on the N side as far as Creagbheitheachain and cross the bridge to rejoin the track, but the path is wet and there are some minor burns to ford. Alternatively, retrace steps back to Inbhir Scaddail. The walk may extended to the Bothy at Tighnacomaire, an additional 2Km.
Grade: L; Distance: 16Km; Height to climb: 150m Map(s): LR40/41, EX391; Meet at: Corran Ferry slip for 9.45am sailing. Start of walk at 10am
Leader: Sheila McKenzie 07880 891262.
Saturday April 14
Beinn Sgulaird, Glen Creran
Beinn Sgulaird rises from the sea at the head of Loch Creran. A traverse of its high-level undulating ridge affords splendid views of both coast and hills intertwined in this fascinating landscape.
Start from the lay-by near Druimavuic at NN008451. Take the track which leads around the back of Druimavuic Ho, through a wood and on to the open hillside. Stay on the track, climbing to about 160m alt at NN014445. The route now ascends the SW ridge to a small summit at 488m then continues rising E to a summit at 863m. The ridge turns NE to Meall Garbh at 848m and curves N up to the main summit of Beinn Sgulaird at 937m. Descend NE at first. The ridge twist and turns, then heads E down to a small lochan on a col, then up to the small summit of Stob Gaibhre, 684m, 690m.
Continue the descent E for about 1.2Km to a ring contour at NN075467 then head N down a steep spur to reach the track in Glen Ure. Follow the track W down Glen Ure to the bridge at NN045480. Cross the bridge and follow the track around Glenure Lodge to the estate approach road, then NW to finish at Elleric CP. Transport required
Grade: S; Distance: 13Km; Height to climb: 1050m; Map(s): LR50, EX376/384; Meet at North Ballachulish school at 8.30am or Longsdale Road car park, Oban, at 8.30am for start of walk at 9.15am. Leader: Toril Frantzen 07788 264007.

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 enquiries@nevishillwalking.club.
Sunday April 15
Gulvain / Gaor Bheinn, Loch Eil
Follow the track up the east side of the Fionn Lighe river, which crosses the river after about two km.
Continue on the track for about another four km, and cross the Allt a’ Choire Reidh. Then ascend the south ridge of the hill to a craggy knoll at 855m, and carry on past the trig point. From here head NNE, dropping 60m to a saddle, and then climb the narrowing ridge to the summit. Return by the same route.
Distance: 23Km, height to climb: 1350m. Suggested by Robert Paterson; coordinated by Toril Frantzen.