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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 May 2: Ba Bridge to Bridge of Orchy, Rannoch Moor
Walk along historic military road used until 1934 when the new A82 was opened.
Start at car park at NN 309 495 Cross A82 to find path heading west along north side of Lochan na Stainge until the old military road is met. Turn south and follow road to Inveroran Hotel. Then follow signs on West Highland Way to Bridge of Orchy. Transport required at each end.
Grade: L; distance: 15km; height to climb: 330m; map(s): LR50, EX377; meet at: Glencoe car park NN 098 587 at 0935, for start of walk at 1000.
Leader: Denise Jones, 07823 779713.
Saturday May 5: Sgurr Eilde Mor, Kinlochleven
This Mamore, furthest from Kinlochleven is situated in a spectacular position above Coire an Lochain.
Start at the Grey Mare’s Tail car park in Kinlochleven NN 187 622. Head passed the waterfall then easterly on track south of Allt a Chumhainn to meet a vehicle track turn north west then almost immediately north east at NN 2082 6348 on to track up passed unnamed lochan.
Turn east at NN 2217 6567 on to path and follow to summit 1010 m. To return take south easterly ridge pick up path to take you back to the east side of the lochan. Cross the lochan outfall at NN 2265 6523 tack faint path leading south east down to Loch Eilde Mor. At track turn west to meet outward route at NN 2088 6345.
Grade: S; distance: 14km; height to climb: 1150m; Maps LR41, EX392. Meet at Fort William WM NN 112 742 at 0900 or Glencoe car park NN 098 587 at 0910, for start of walk at 0930.
Leader: Stephen Mardon 07522 956789.
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.
Sunday April 28: Stob Dubh, Beinn Ceitlein, Glen Etive
This Corbett deserves its name, dark and forbidding, steep-sided with a huge gash on its S flank. The gash is a possible approach but very difficult. Instead, this route traverses the entire massif which forms the hub of a splendid panorama of the Glen Coe and Glen Etive Hills.
Start at the track to Coileitir, NN137468, where off-road parking is available. Follow track E across river then N to Glenceitlein bothy. Climb the SW ridge of Stob Dubh to its summit. Descend ESE to a col and climb NE to the summit of Beinn Ceitlein, 845m. Keeping to the high ground, follow the plateau generally N along the rims of three small corries. The plateau ends at the head of a steep N-facing escarpment. Turn E and follow the ridge down to a narrow col, 449m, and climb to the summit of An Grianan, 494m. Return to the col and head E down slopes to the woodland and locate the path leading to the bridge over the Allt a’ Chaorainn just S of the lodge. Pass the lodge on its E side and use its access track to reach the bridge over the River Etive. Transport required, 12mins from start.
* Descent may be made from the summit of Beinn Ceitlein. Head SE down slopes, then turn S, cross the burn issuing from Coire Dubh-mor and continue to the watershed at the head of Glen Ceitlein. Follow the Allt Ceitlin down, curving W to reach the path on its N side. Follow the path to Glenceitlein bothy and return to the start by the outward route.
Distance: 11km *12km; height to climb: 1007m *938m. Suggested and coordinated by Toril Frantzen.