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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday April 11: Loch Oich circuit, Loch Oich
Loch Oich is the summit of the Caledonian Canal. A circuit of its shores is full of variety and points of interest.
Start at the Post Office in Invergarry, NH301010, where limited parking is available. A short distance W along the A87 turn left on to a path leading S, across a bridge over the River Garry, and turn right along the bank.
Pass through a gate, turn S across a field to reach the minor road at Easter Mandally. Turn left then take the right fork on to a forest track just after a cattle grid. Follow the Great Glen Cycle Route to the A82 at NH300986. Follow the A82 to Laggan Bridge and cross to the Water Park. Head NE on the path along the side of Loch Oich, which more or less follows the line of the dismantled railway.
At the far end of the loch, leave the main path to cross the Calder Burn on the old railway bridge and continue to the A82. Turn left, over the swing bridge and visit the old Bridge of Oich. Diverge from the main road near a milestone at NH335035 and follow a footpath SW through a conifer plantation. This eventually becomes a forest road, which ends at a turning space above the village of Invergarry. Turn right on to a footpath just before this, at NH306013, descend to the A87 and turn right, back to the Post Office.
Grade: M; distance: 17km; height to climb: 400m; map(s): LR34, EX400,
Meet at Fort William Woollen Mill NN112742 at 0930. Start of walk at 10.00. Leader: Ann Jones 07770 434114.
Saturday April 13: Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhcraig, Glen Spean
Two Munros giving good views of many of the other southern tops.
Start at car park at Dalrigh NN 3442 2905 head south east to cross old road bridge over River Fillan then take track leading west to railway bridge then follow track south to bridge over Allt Gleann Auchreoch NN 3303 2770. Follow track through wood onto open hillside following ridge up to a small lochan NN 3301 2585 turn easterly to top 978 m.
Retrace steps to lochan then head down to bealach and follow path by spot height 941 m to top at 1029 m. Return to bealach and back by outward route.
Grade: S; distance: 17km; height to climb:1260m; Maps LR50. Meet at Glencoe car park at 0845. Start of walk: 0930. Leader: Toril Frantzen 07788 264007.
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 email@example.com.
Saturday April 6: Beinn na h-Eaglaise (805m, Corbett), Beinn Sgritheall (974m, Munro), Beinn Sgritheall NW Top (928m, Munro Top), Beinn a’ Chapuill (759, Graham), Arnisdale
From Gavin: These are my last hills for a second round of Munros, Corbetts and Grahams, and a first round of Munro Tops. Please join me for one or more of these. I finished my first round of Munros, Corbetts and Grahams on the same three hills with the club in 2009 (and failed to do the Munro Top). On that occasion, we had a turnout of 20 people and some magnificent weather for a fabulous day.
Distances and height to ascend vary depending on how many hills are attempted. Either: 10km, 13km or 20km, and either 1050m, 1250m or 1550m ascent.
Suggested by Gavin Theobald, coordinated by Suzanne Theobald.