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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 September 22, Bonawe Smokery to Inverlivet, Loch Etive.
An out and back walk along side of Loch Etive.
Park near Smokery at track NN025 317. Walk north up track through woods, take left fork at first junction and right fork at second. Continue to Glen Noe then on to Inverliver. Return by outward route.
Grade: L. Distance: 15km. Height to climb: 300m. Maps LR 50 EX 377. Meet at: Longsdale CP, Oban [NM862307] 0930; Ballachulish TIC[NN083584] 0850. Start of walk: 10.00. Leader: Alison Wilson.
Thursday September 26, Sgurr Mhic Eacharna, Ardgour.
Start the walk on the E side of the Abhainn Coire an Iubhair where there is a small CP at NM928597.
Take an indistinct track up the hill N towards Lochan Druim an Iubhair and pass this on the W side and trend NNW along Druim an Iubhair to the summit of Sgorr Mhic Eacharna at 650m. Proceed W to a spot height at 736m and the Beinn Bheag ridge eventually moving SW and then NW past various spot heights and descend to the Bealach Feith ‘n Amean and the small Lochan Coire an Iubhair. From the bealach descend the Coire an Iubhair to the start.
Grade: M+. Distance: 15km. Height to climb: 950m. Maps: EX391. Meet at: Corran Ferry slip 09:00 for 0915 sailing. Start of walk at 0940. Leader: Andrew Gilbert 07808 924722.
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 email@example.com
Saturday September 21, Beinn Coire nan Gall, Druim Fiachlach, Beinn Mhic Cedidh, Lochailort.
A through route linking hills usually climbed from Lochailort with those more frequently accessed from Glenfinnan. It traverses some of the difficult-to-reach terrain between Lochs Eilt and Shiel.
Start at Inverailort, where ample parking is available N of a row of cottages at NM765816. Head N back to the road junction. Follow the minor road NE alongside the River Ailort, past Glenshian Lodge. From here, the route continues E as a track, turning S up to a dam on the Allt a’ Bhuiridh at NM777810.
Cross the burn below the dam and continue S, curving E up to a lochan on the col just N of Druim Fiachlach. Head N up to the summit of Beinn Coire nan Gall. Return to the col and climb the N ridge of Druim Fiachlach to its summit. Turn E and follow the toothed ridge, curving SE down to a small spur on the 750m contour overlooking the steep escarpment at the head of Glen Aladale, NM802 787*. Continue E along the rim, down to larger spur at 580m alt. where the escarpment turns NNW to accommodate a tributary of the Glenaladale River. Cross this burn and resume an E heading down the slope to a wide flat col with the meandering Allt Dubh Easain and several lochans.
Cross the burn and head E up the long slope to the summit of Beinn Mhich Cedidh. Descend the N ridge to the FB at NM833807 and cross the Allt a’ Choire Bhuidhelr.
Follow an ATV track which passes under the railway at NM840813. Head E on rough ground on the N side of the railway for1km then climb up about 50m to re-cross the railway on one of the tunnels. Follow the S side of the railway a short distance to the level-crossing and the lay-by on the A830. Transport required at NM856812, 11mins from start.
*The long 430m ascent of Beinn Mhich Cedidh may be avoided by a traverse over the twin hills of Diollaid Mhor and Diollaid Bheag:- From the 750m spur, head N down to the col 0.5km SW of Diollaid Mhor. Climb NE to its summit, 751m. Descend N, curving NE across the Bealach Coire nan Gall and up to the summit of Diollaid Bheag, 665m. Descend ENE for 1.5Km to WP NM825808, then turn E and make for the FB over the Allt a’ Choire Bhuidhe. Continue to the finish.
15km, 1439m ascent.
*15km, 1182m ascent.
Suggested by Andrew Gilbert.
Coordinated by John Burton.