This week’s walks – week 28

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LOCHABER AND LORN RAMBLERS

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. 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 15
Beinn Ithearlan and Beinn Ghormaig, Loch Teacuis

A walk in the heart of the rough wilderness of Morven between Loch Teacuis and Loch Sunart.
Two small hills make fine viewpoints. Some 2½km of rough walking on pathless terrain links two sections on paths or tracks.
Start at the junction at end of the public road near the head of Loch Teacuis, NM656541, where parking is available. Head N along the track, going NE past Kinloch, and zig-zag up the hill above the Allt Coire an Tuim. From the bend in the track at NM671560 head N uphill, directly to the 409m spot height, then W to the summit of Beinn Ithearlan, 439m.
Turn NW descending to cross a track, then climb NW to reach the cairn at 452m on Beinn Ghormaig. Continue NW down to a footpath on the Bealach Sloc an Eich at 350m alt, NM655576. Follow the path S down to join a track at Gead a’Bhodaich at 190m alt, and follow it SW beside the forest plantation until the wider track is reached at the shore of Loch Teacuis. Follow this SE back to the junction at Kinloch and then turn S just over ½Km back to the start.
Grade: M; Distance: 11km; Height to climb: 550m; Map(s): LR49, EX 383.
Meet at: Corran Ferry for 9.15am sailing. Start of walk at 10.35am. Leader: Kate Willis 07899 783279.

Thursday July 19
Glen Fintaig land-slip and Leana Mhor, Glen Gloy

A short walk, rough and steep in places, taking in some interesting post-glacial landforms and affording good views of Glen Roy.
Start at Upper Glenfintaig, NN257887 where limited parking is available. Head E on the track across the River Gloy. It rises up the side of Glen Fintaig and levels at about NN268884, alt 280m. Climb N up the steep hillside to explore around the land-slip area (Glenfintaig Cave).
Head E to the confluence of two burns at NN275887, cross them and climb SE directly to the summit of Leana Mhor at 684m. Head SW on the high ground at first, then curving W then NW down the increasingly steeper slope until it levels out at a spur just above a section of the parallel road at 356m alt. Turn N down steeply again to the foot of Glen Fintaig. Cross the Fintaig Water where convenient and regain the track back to the start.
Grade: M+; Distance: 8km; Height to climb: 600m; Map(s) LR34 EX400. Meet at: Fort William Woollen Mill at 9.50am for start of walk at 10.30am. Leader: Andrew Gilbert 07808 924722.

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.

Saturday July 14
Braeriach, Cairngorms
From the car park, follow the path south to cross Allt Mor, through the Chalamain Gap and downhill to the Lairig Ghru. Cross the burn and head SW following the path up to Sron na Lairige. From its summit, a descent to a broad col is followed by the final climb to the summit of Braeriach. Return by the same route.
Distance: 21km, height to climb: 1000m. Suggested by Gerry Gilbert, coordinated by Toril Frantzen.

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