This week’s walks 17.10.19

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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 October 20, Ben Sgluich, Appin.

A hill with good views overlooking Loch Linnhe.
Limited parking is available at the forest track entrance SW of Dalnatrat, NM967530. Follow the track up Salachan Glen. At NM977526 a new track heads steeply up to the right to reach open hillside and the NE ridge of Beinn Sgluich. Follow the ridge to the summit, 466m.
Continue on the high ground heading SW to a break in the trees on Appin Hill at NM 942489. Keeping to the high ground, follow the edge of the conifer plantation SW to its corner at NM932476. Head for the church at Portnacroish, NM927473, walking through mature deciduous woodland. Pass through the churchyard, cross the A828 and continue down to the cycle track. Follow this SE to the car park in Appin opposite the church, NM938459. Transport required. An alternative route from Appin Hill descends SW to Glenstockdale and follows the track to Kinlochlaich Farm. Continue to reach the A828, turn left and follow it to the bridge. Turn left along the cycle track to the car park opposite Appin Church as above.
Grade: M. Distance: 12km. Height to climb: 450m. Maps LR49 EX384. Meet at: Ballachulish TIC (NN083584) at 0910. Start of walk: southwest of Dalnatrat (NM967530) at 0930. Leader: TBC.

Thursday October 24, Black Rock Cottage to Ba Bridge.

Starting at Black Rock cottage the walk goes over an 18th century bridge and follows the old military road to Ba Bridge – a good picnic site. On return, a lower track – part of the West Highland Way – is followed. This was the original road before the A82 was built in the ‘30s.
Grade: L. Distance: 9.5km. Height to climb: 350m. Maps: LR41 EX384. Meet at: Glencoe Village CP NN098587 at 0915; N. Ballachulish Sch NN053603 at 0910. Start of walk at 0930.
Leader: Ronnie Forbes 01866 822 611.

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 October 19, Binnein Beag, Binnein Mor, Glen Nevis.

An adventurous route, much of it well off the usual approaches to these fine hills, isolated at the eastern end of the Mamores. Binnein Mor is the highest in this range.
Start from the CP at the end of the public road in Glen Nevis, NN167691. Follow path beside the Water of Nevis to a safe place to cross the river at approximately NN230694. Climb SW for 1.3km up rough ground to cross the stalkers’ path below the steep upper slopes of Binnein Beag. Turn S up to the summit, 943m. Descend SW to the saddle between Binnein Beag and Binnein Mor*.
Climb Binnein Mor by the fine NE ridge or if conditions dictate, climb the N ridge which is more straightforward. Descend the N ridge, find a safe crossing of the Water of Nevis, and return by the outgoing route.
*For a shorter route, descend from the saddle, omitting Binnein Mor.
20km, 1230m ascent
*17km, 850m
Suggested and coordinated by Rick Atkinson.