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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.
Saturday July 20, Cona Glen, Argour.
A walk by the Cona river in a lovely glen. The landscape is varied, with many pools and waterfalls and some 700 year old trees.
Start at the estate road entrance at NN021686, where parking is available. Follow the estate road, turn left at the junction and head NW on the track into Cona Glen to reach Corrlarach Bothy, NM958720. Return by the same route.
Grade: L. Distance: 16km. Height to climb: 140m. Maps: LR 40/41 EX 391
Meet at : Corran Ferry slip NN021635 for 0945 sailing. Start of walk at 1010
Leader: Sally Cameron 07810 464994.
Thursday July 25: 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 mid winter 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, 884m.
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 reach the CP at Auchtertyre. Transport required, 10 minutes from start.
Grade: M+. Distance: 14km. Height to climb: 860m. Map(s): LR50, EX377
Meet at: Glencoe Village CP NN098587 at 0850, Longsdale CP Oban NM862307 at 0840. Start of walk at 0930. Leader: Andrew Gilbert.
NEVIS HILLWALKING CLUB
Full walk details at www.nevis hillwalking.club. If anyone would like to go on a walk, contact club secretary Suzanne Theobald on 01397 701783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, Cairngorm expedition
Monadh Mor (1119m, Munro) – Big hill. Beinn Bhrotain (1157m, Munro) – Hill of the mastiff. The Devil’s Point (1004m, Munro) – Bod an deamhain. Cairn Toul (1291m, Munro) – Hill of the barn. Sgor an Lochan Uaine (1258m, Munro) – Peak of the little green loch. Mullach Clach a’ Bhlair (1019m, Munro) – Summit of the stone of the plain.
The intention is to do these hills with an overnight camp. These hills can each be reached by a long walk-in in a single day, but there is limited time to do more than one or two. An overnight camp should allow us to do at least five Munros without too much effort. Since this is a short trip, then if weather permits, the minimum amount of gear is required.
Start from the CP 900m N of Auchlean at NN850985. Walk S to end of road and then turn E and follow path through the forest and uphill to a point just S of the summit of Carn Ban Mor. Descend SE on the path until it joins a track near the 957m summit. Descend E along track and cross the Allt Sgairnich. Continue E for another 1.5km and camp by the Allt Luineag at about NN925957. There should still be plenty of time to do Monadh Mor and Beinn Bhrotain before returning to campsite.
Next morning head out for the Devil’s point, Cairn Toul and Sgor an Lochain Uaine. Return to the campsite. Pack up and return to Glen Feshie, either by the approach route, or if energy levels permit, via the track to Mullach Clach a’ Bhlair.
Glen Feshie to campsite: 8km, 750m ascent.
Return to Glen Feshie: 200m ascent
Suggested and coordinated by Gavin Theobald