This week’s walks – week 27

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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

Sunday July 1
Gleouraich & Spidean Mialach – Loch Quoich Two Munros + Top
These are readily achievable Munros, with good access on a stalkers’ path. The route traverses the rims of no less than seven fine corries. Splendid views in a remote mountainous area.

Start at NH028030 on the N side of Loch Quoich, where limited parking is available.

Following a good stalkers’ path climb NW to Sron a’Chuilinn. The path continues N up a well-defined ridge, over a small top, 840m, then curves NE and climbs to the summit of Gleouraich, 1035m.

The ridge continues E with small changes in altitude to a Munro Top, Creag Coire na Fiar BhealaichEX, 1006m, before dropping more steeply to the Fiar Bhealaich, alt 730m at NH054048.

Continue E along the ridge, rising steeply at first, to a false summit, 977m, then on to the summit of Spidean Mialach, 996m. Descend SW on a fair path to the confluence of several burns at NH049037. The path improves somewhat here and continues in the same direction to the public road, 300m SE of the starting point.
Grade: S; Distance: 12km; Height to climb: 1191m; Map(s): LR33, EX414
Meet at: Fort William WM NN112742 at 0840; Start of walk: at 1000
Leader: Stephen Mardon 01349 865881 or 07522 956789
Mentor: Graham Innes

Thursday July 5 – Musdale to Loch Nant, Glen Feochan

A walk along a Right of Way in a remote area in South Lorn.

Start on the minor public road from Kilmore to Musdale approx 0.5km north of Musdale Fm, at a bridge over a burn and a junction with a track,  M931227. Head NE along the track for 2km to converge with another at track at  M946235. Follow main track E for 4Km, passing Sior Loch to the forest boundary, and continue through the forest a further 1km to reach the W end of Loch Nant at NM992239.

Return by the same track to the junction at NM949233. Turn SW here and follow the track for about 1.5 km to NM942219 just past a disused quarry. A footpath leads WNW across rough ground to a fence, beyond which is a cairn at NM9388022030.

Continue in the same direction down to the track at Musdale Farm, joining the public road to return to the start.

Grade: M; Distance: 15km; Height to climb: 370m; Map(s): LR49, EX 360
Meet at: Longsdale CP, Oban NM862307 at 0930; Start of walk:1010
Leader: Graham Innes 01631 562290 or 7767 714503.

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 July 8
Sgurr na h-Ulaidh (994m, Munro) – peak of the treasure
Start from the car park on the bend of the A82 at NN119565.

Cross the stile opposite and head S across the fairly flat and usually boggy ground to a bridge hidden in the trees at NN1190955791. Continue S to
reach the foot of the steep N ridge of Aonach Dubh a’Ghlinne to the E of the rocky crags forming its spine, at NN1216054824.

Climb the grassy slope, trending right towards the crest of the ridge until the
way is barred by rocky slab-sided rib. Pass below this and continue climbing up the steep grass on its W side to reach a prominent ledge at NN1197754733.

Follow the ledge rightwards a short distance to reach more grassy slopes leading up to the crest of the ridge. Follow the ridge, zig-zagging as necessary to avoid rocky outcrops, to the summit of Aonach Dubh a’Ghlinne, 845m.

Still going S, descend a short drop and climb the steep slope to the summit of Stob an Fhuarain, 968m. From here the ridge leads SW to the summit of Sgurr na h-Ulaidh, 994m.

Descend W on to the spur of Corr na Beinne, then turn N down rocky slopes to the bealach at NN104524. Head NE to pick up the path by the Allt na Muidhe and return to the start. (12km, 1150m ascent.)

Suggested by Gerry Gilbert; coordinated by Andrew Gilbert