This week’s walks 12.12.19

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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 December 15, Beinn Chapull, Scammerdale.

Park at the end of the road in Bragleenmore at approximately NM909204.
Take the track then path on the E side of Allt Braglenmore. Turn E at the N side of Allt Dearg to Fineglen and ascend the SW spur of Beinn Chapull to the summit at 515m. Descend directly W to any point on the original track from Braglenmore or return via the same route.
Grade: M. Distance: 10Km. Height to climb: 500m. Map(s): LR49/55, EX360. Meet at: Ballachulish TIC 0900. Start of Walk 1000. Leader: Ann Jones 07770 434114.

Thursday December 19,

Meall nan Damh and Glas Beinn,
Glenfinnan.

Two fine hills giving splendid views all around.
Start from Callop CP NM923792. Follow track S passing Power station and Callop cottage.
Continue to end of track and a small dam. Cross the burn just below the dam. Ascend to a fence (rough grass) and follow fence uphill to join another fence. Cross this onto open hillside.
Climb broad ridge S to top 722m but continue E for 900m to reach summit (NM919745) 723m (no cairn.
Descend to cross Glas Bhealach before ascending again to reach Glas Bheinn 636m.
From the summit head NW for about 1km then W.
On reaching a fence either – climb over it and follow faint path from dam (NM925765) or follow S of fence to gate then head N on boggy track through forest with some tree trunks to climb over. Leave forest through gate and descend to bridge over Allt na Cruaiche to ascend on other side to rejoin outward track heading N to return to cars.
Head torches may be required
Grade: S. Distance: 15km. Height to climb: 940m. Maps LR40 EX391. Meet at: Fort William WM NN112742 at 0900. Start of walk at 0930. Leader: Trevor Jones 07831437454

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 December 14, A’ Bhuidheanach Bheag and Carn na Caim, Dalwhinnie.

Two Munros with easy access and an elevated start at 390m alt. Ideal for a short winter’s day.
Fence posts on the boundary line marked on the map may assist navigation.
Start from lay-by #88 just S of the snow gates on the E side of the A9, NN639823. Follow the A9 S for 200m and turn E on to a track. Climb SE up the track to a junction just before a summit, 902m.
This is the site of an old quarry, now filled in. Take the right fork and head S on the trackex to a large cairn surmounted by a slab at NN658792. Turn ESE and follow the line of two white cairns to regain the track, which by-passes the summit of A’ Bhuidheanach, 879mlr. Continue to the end of the track at NN658788, on a watershed.
Alternatively, head directly over A’ Bhuidheanach to reach the same point. Climb the slope S on a faint path to the summit of A’ Bhuidheanach Bheag, 936m. Retrace steps all the way back to the junction at the quarry site.
Take the right fork and follow the track NNE, over a summit at 914m, to its end at another summit, 914m, NN668816.
Turn NE and head for the summit of Carn na Caim, 941m. Head back to the nearby 914m summit, turning W down steep slopes, across the Allt Coire Uilleum, back to the A9.
*An easier but slightly longer descent retraces steps to the junction at the quarry site and follows the outward route down to the A9.
18km, 803m ascent.
*19km, 833m ascent.
Suggested by Jane Ollerenshaw.
Coordinated by Alan Petrie.