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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 November 23, Gleann Dubh Lighe, Glenfinnan.
Gleann Dubh Lighe lies between GlenFinnan and Gleann Fionnlighe on the north side of the A830.
Follow a good track climbing steadily up the glen through forest with the Dubh Lighe river on the right, often in deep chasms, where parties of canyoners can sometimes be seen and heard.
Ancient oak trees line the river. The forest opens out after about 4km to reveal beautiful grassy slopes up to Meall an Uillt Chaoil to the west, Na h-Uamhachan to the east and Streap to the north. The walk continues to a large ruin at NM 947837, but the path can be followed further, if desired, before retracing the route back.
Grade: L. Distance: 10km. Height to climb: 250m. Maps LR40 EX399. Meet at: Fort William Woollen Mill 0910. Start of Walk 0930. Leader: Sheila McKenzie 01967402122 or 07880891262.
Thursday November 28, Meall Odhar and Beinn Chruin, Tyndrum.
A Corbett overshadowed by Ben Lui.
Park at Tyndrum Lower station head north west along track on west side of railway. At path junction NN 322305 turn west and climb up passed old mine working to the top of Sron nan Colan.
Head round top of coire to Meall Odhar. Turn north west and head through the gap in trees leading down to bealach spot height 473 before heading to the top of Beinn Chruin 880. Turn south easterly down ridge before heading south to cross Allt Eas Anie above waterfalls. At the track turn east pass Cononish then take the left fork at NN315286 and follow this track back to the start.
Grade: S. Distance: 13Km. Height to climb: 960m. Map(s): LR41, EX384. Meet at: Glencoe Village CP NN098587at 0830. Start of walk at 0930. Leader: Ian Moir 07973836498
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
Sunday November 24, Am Bodach, Sgurr an Iubhair, Kinlochleven.
A circuit around Coire na h-Eirghe taking in two fine spurs of the main Mamore Ridge that are not often visited, being off the regularly beaten track around the Ring of Steall. Start from the Grey Mare’s Tail CP in Kinlochleven, NN187622. Head NW along the back street to the B863 bridge over the Allt Coire na Ba to join the WHW. This route soon forks right onto a footpath that climbs NW through woodland, crosses the Mamore Lodge approach road and continues up to join a track.
Follow this for 150m only, then turn N up the slope to about 330m alt, then curve NE and continue up the fall-line to reach the summit of the small spur of Sgurr an Fhuarain at about 740m. Turn NW up steeper rocky ground to another spur at about 890m and head NNE for the rim of the small but spectacular Coire a’ Bhodaichex. Follow the rim NNW up to the summit of Am Bodach. Turn W and traverse the impressive ridge between the huge, N-facing Coire a’ Mhail and the S-facing Coire na h-Eirghe to reach the summit of Sgurr an Iubhair. Descend S and follow the rim of Coire na h-Eirghe down to the spur of Stob Coire na h-Eirghe, 826m. Descend very steeply S to reach the WHW* and return to the start by the outward route
*An easier descent retraces steps E from the summit of Sgurr an Iubhair to the head of a footpathex at NN168652. This leads down through Coire na h-Eirghe to the WHW.
11km, 1183m ascent Suggested by Gavin Theobald. Coordinated by Andrew Gilbert.