This week’s walks

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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 August 12
Gleann Suileag, Fassfern

A pleasant walk following the river up to Glensulaig bothy, through natural woodland, a conifer plantation and a wide open glen.
Start from the CP at Fassfern NN020790, N of the A830 and take the track on the E side of the river, heading N. After about 2Km, at NN021808, the route diverges from the river and climbs NE through the plantation to a higher track. Turn left and continue N on the track.
About 1km after leaving the forest, cross the river by a bridge to reach the bothy. Return by the same route.
Grade: L; Distance: 10km; Height to climb: 200m; Map(s): LR41, EX399.
Meet at: Fort William Woollen Mill at 10.10am. Start of walk at 10.30am. Leader: Ronnie Forbes 01866 822 611 or 07525 782929.

Thursday August 16

Ben Nevis by the Carn Mor Dearg Arête, Glen Nevis

A classic walk among Scotland’s highest hills with superb views of the North Face of Ben Nevis before climbing to its summit.
Start from the Upper Falls CP at NN167691. Take the path E through the gorge to the Steall ruin, turn left before the bridge and follow the path N steeply up to reach the hanging valley of Coire Giubhsachan.
Follow the Allt Coire Giubhsachan N, then NE, climbing to reach the col at NN186722, alt 830m. Climb W up the steep E ridge of Carn Mòr Dearg to its summit at 1220m. It is slightly easier and less steep to start this ascent from the N side of the col. From the summit turn S and follow the Arête, curving gradually W around the rim of Coire Leis.
Climb NW over boulders and up the steep stony ground to the summit of Ben Nevis, 1343m. Descend by the tourist route, way-marked on the summit plateau by prominent cairns, and follow it W down to the Ben Nevis Inn at NN125729.
Grade: S; Distance: 17km; Height to climb: 1400m; Map(s) LR41/EX392. Meet at: Fort William Woollen Mill at 8.45am. Start of walk 9am. Leader: Andrew Gilbert.

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 August 11

The Brack, Ben Donich, Arrochar.

Start at the parking and picnic site at Ardgartan and follow the track NW by the river Croe.
After 2km, just before a bridge over the stream coming down from the NE corrie of The Brack, take a footpath left, following this stream steeply up to the open hillside. The path crosses the stream and leads through crags up to the N ridge of the Brack. Turn S to the summit. Retrace your steps and descend the N ridge to the bealach Dubh-lic (384m) at NN241040. From here the E ridge of Ben Donich can be followed to its summit.
Return to the bealach and take the path N down to the forest track which then leads back to the start..
Distance: 13km; height to climb: 1200m. Suggested by Gerry Gilbert; co-ordinated by Andrew Gilbert.