This week’s walks – week 48

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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 December 2:

Bridge of Oich by Loch Lundie to Invergarry, Loch Oich

A walk from the bank of the Caledonian Canal and an historic bridge, the route then passes through deciduous woodland, alongside a loch and the River Garry to finish at Invergarrry.

Start from the Bridge of Oich CP by the swing bridge over the Caledonian Canal at NH338035. Visit the old bridge, then cross the River Oich on the A82 road bridge and follow a track N for 2Km, past Leek to a junction. Continue W on the track, which winds through deciduous woodland near the Invervigar Burn, and passes S of the remains of the township of Achadh-nan-darach to reach a junction. A diversion N from here for 200m leads to the bothy of Dail a’ Chuirn. Return to the junction and continue SW on the track to the head of Loch Lundie, at NH299044.
Take the branch of the track heading S by the E side of the loch. The track continues S, past the foot of the loch and across the bridge over the Aldernaig burn, to a junction at NH294018. Take the right fork to keep on the main track, which soon curves W, then NW to pass through the settlement at Faichem. At the next junction, turn S through the campsite to reach the public minor road junction after about 700m. Turn NW to the A82, beware of fast-moving traffic and cross to reach the track leading down S to the River Garry at White Bridge. Take the footpath on the E bank of the river and follow it to Invergarry.
Grade: L; distance: 13km; height to climb: 157m; map(s): LR34, EX400. Meet at Spean Bridge WM at 9.30am, for start of walk at 10am. Leader: Fiona Wild 07879 495165.

Thursday December 6:

Cam Chreag and Beinn Chaorach, Tyndrum

There are five splendid Corbetts here, all of which may be done in one long summer’s day. In midwinter two of them will make a good day out.
Start on the Auch estate road about 100m SE of its junction with the A82, NN317353, where limited parking is available. Further parking may be found on the verge of the A82, just south of the turning to Auch and 700m further S at a forest road entrance. Follow the estate road to Auch and continue past the farm and over the bridge. Cross WHW and stay on the track to reach the railway viaduct. Turn right and follow the track leading SE up Glen Coralan. When the track ends, continue a rising traverse up Glen Coralan, curving NE to reach the watershed on the boundary line, identified by a fence. Turn E and climb steeply to reach the crest of the NW ridge of Cam Chreag and follow it to the summit, 884mLR. Descend SW to a col, 638m, then climb to the summit of Beinn Chaorach, 818m. Descend S on a long sloping ridge to reach a track at about 350m alt. Follow it downhill, turning S to the CP at Auchtertyre.
Grade: S; distance: 14km; height to climb: 860m; map(s): LR50, EX377. Meet at Glencoe village car park at 8.20am or Longsdale car park, Oban, at 8am, for start of walk at 9am. Leader: Ian Moir 07973 836498.

NEVIS HILLWALKING CLUB

Full walk details at www.nevis hillwalking.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 December 1:

Beinn Trilleachan, Glen Etive

An isolated hill giving spectacular views down Loch Etive, with the mighty Ben Starav right opposite, and further away, the peaks of Glen Coe, Glen Etive and Black Mount.
Limited parking is available near the end of the public road at NN111453. Head NW up the well-worn and often boggy path following the forestry boundary. As this levels off at about 220m altitude, turn SW and ascend the rough and uneven NE aspect of Meall nan Gobhar. Continue up and along the edge of the escarpment to the first summit, 767m. This is a dramatic position overlooking the Etive Slabs. A short steep drop and a gradual ascent lead to the main summit of Beinn Trilleachan. Return by the same route.
(9km, 850m ascent) Suggested by Gerry Gilbert; coordinated by Rick Atkinson.