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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 December 7, Cullipool, Luing.
A chance to explore the old slate mining area and lovely coastal scenery of Luing.
Limited parking is available near the ferry slip at Cuan at NM753143. After the short but interesting ferry crossing, take the path N to Cuan Point and then follow the coast S along the W side of Luing down to Cullipool. From here follow the road to Bardrishaig and then take the track heading S. After about 3km the track turns E. Turn right at a junction and shortly afterwards meet the road at NM738091 and follow it to the village at Toberonochy. Retrace steps to the church and graveyard. Follow the road N back to the ferry.
Grade: L. Distance: 15Km. Height to climb: 200m. Map(s): LR49/55, EX359. Meet at: Ballachulish TIC NN083584 at 0840. Cuan Ferry slip NM753143 for 1030 sailing. Start of walk at 1100. Leader: Ronnie Forbes 01866 822 611.
Thursday December 12,
Sgurr Dhomhnuill and Druim Garbh, Strontian.
An easy approach through mature oak woods and old mine workings leads to a rough and remote ridge walk, taking in a shapely Corbett summit.
Start from the forest walk CP at the end of the public road, NM826633. Head NE up the track through the woodland. On leaving the forest, continue to the old Lead Mine. Cross the burn as soon as convenient and climb E up the spur to reach Druim Leac a’Sgiathain and continue to the summit of Sgurr na h-Ighinn, 766m. Turn NE, descend to a col and climb the S ridge of Sgurr Dhomhnuill to its summit, 888m. Descend steeply NW over rocky ground to a col at NM885680, then climb up to the summit at the E end of Druim Garbh, 803m. Follow the undulating ridge WSW to the source of a burn at NM867679. Descend steeply S following the burn until the gradient eases, then head SW and make directly for the footpath at the Lead Mine. Return to the start by the outward route.
Grade: S. Distance: 19Km. Height to climb: 1098m. Map(s): LR40, EX391. Meet at: Corran Ferry slip NN021635 for 0915 sailing. Start of walk 1000. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday December 8, Beinn Bhan, Glen Loy.
A Corbett in a commanding position at the junction of two huge glacier-carved glens, now occupied by Loch Arkaig and Loch Lochy. Visit the historic Moy turn-bridge over the Caledonian Canal at the end of the walk. See details at canmore.org.uk .
Start near Inverskilavulin, by the bridge over the River Loy, NN125831. There is limited parking space in the vicinity. Head N towards the lodge as far as the bridge over the Allt Coire Mhuilinn. Follow the W bank of the burn upstream until the ground steepens. Continue up NNE staying above and to the W of the burn, to about NN132846 at 430m alt. Turn NW up the steep SW arm of Coire Mhuilinn, keeping to the left of the rocky ground indicated on the map. A cairn at 770m alt marks the start of a plateau, which curves E, rising slightly to the main summit trig point at its far end, 796m. If the weather is clear, it is worth continuing E down to a small summit, 594m, for some fine views over the Great Glen. Descend SSE to Monadh Beag, 542m, then E curving S down to the B8004 at Moy, NN164832. Transport required.
*Alternatively, from the Beinn Bhan summit, descend S, curving SE over Monadh Uisge Mhuilinn, to reach Moy by a shorter but steeper route, ** or turn southwest to return to Inverskilavulin.
10km, 772m ascent
*9km, 768m ascent
**8km, 768m ascent
Suggested by Jane Ollerenshaw
Coordinated by Liz Stevenson