This week’s walks – 08.08.19

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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

Sunday August 11, Beinn na Seilg and Beinn nan Ord, Ardnamurchan.

A volcanic peak offering very extensive views of the west coast from Mull to Skye.
Start at Grigadale NM429671. Cross fields and open rough grassland to climb SSE up the ridge to the summit of Beinn nan Ord, 215m. Descend ESE, cross the Allt Garbh-dhalach and continue steeply up to the summit of Beinn na Seilg, 344m. Turn N and descend to the Sonnachan Hotel
Grade: M. Distance: 7km.Height to climb: 470m. Maps: LR47, EX390
Meet at: Corran Ferry slip NN021635 for 0915 sailing, opposite Sonnachan Hotel NM453665 at 1045.
Leader: Sally Cameron 07810 464994.

Thursday August 15: Creag Mac Ranaich, Glen Ogle.

A Corbett hidden in hills to west of Glen Ogle.
Park on A85 at Ardchyle [NN526292], approx 2km west of Lix Toll and head south on track through forest to NN531280 and then follow track up Glen Dubh on east side of burn. Where track ends head SE initially following small burn to summit of Creag Mac Ranaich. Return by outward route.
Grade: M+. Distance: 10km. Height to climb; 650m. Maps ; LR51, EX365
Meet at: Longsdale CP, Oban [NM862307] 08.50, Ballachulish TIC[NN083584] 08.50 for start of walk;10.00am
Leader: Graham Innes, 01631 562290 or 07767 714503.

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 enquiries@nevishillwalking.club.

Saturday August 10, Braigh nan Uamhachan, Gaor Bheinn, Gleann Dubh Lighe.

The Corbett lies at the N end of the long ridge that separates Gleann Dubh Lighe from Gleann Fionnlighe. Option to continue on to Gaor Bheinn from the advantageous altitude of 500m.
Start from the small CP at Drochaid Sgainnir off the A830 at the foot of Gleann Dubh Lighe, NM929798. Follow the track N in to Gleann Dubh Lighe on the W side of the river. After 2.5km, turn E at a junction, cross the river and head N again past the Bothy. The track deteriorates to a path. On emerging from the trees, head E uphill following the fence, which continues up beyond the plantation. Once on the crest of the ridge, follow it N over Na h-Uamhachan, 691m, just after which a well-built wall appears. Follow this along the crest, over Sron Liath and down to a col at 683m*.
When the wall turns W, continue N up the ridge to the summit of Braigh nan Uamhachan.
Head N for a further 600m then head ENE down a ridge to reach a small summit, Gualann nan Osna, 542m, at the head of Coire Reidh. Just E of here slightly lower down is the watershed** between Coire Reidh and Glen Camgharaidh, below the huge bulk of Gaor Bhein (Gulvain). Climb ESE up the steep slope to the high col between its twin peaks. Head N first to the Munro summit, 987m, then S to the Munro Top, surmounted by a trig point, 961m. Descend S over the small summit at 855m, then steeply down to reach the head of the path in Gleann Fionnlighe. Follow this out to the A830. Transport required at NM960794, 6 mins from start.
**For a shorter day, omitting the Munro, descend S from the watershed in to Coire Reidh and continue S to join the path in Gleann Fionnlighe. *Coire Reidh can also be reached conveniently from the 683m col S of the summit of Braigh nan Uamhachan.
22km, 1463m ascent
*17km, 870m ascent
**19km, 870m ascent
Suggested by Andrew Gilbert
Coordinated by Jane Ollerenshaw