This week’s walks – 06.02.20

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LOCHABER AND LORN  RAMBLERS

The walk leader should 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 February 9, Sgurr Ghiubhsachain, Glenfinnan.

This Corbett summit, and its rocky N ridge plunging into Loch Shiel are seen to advantage from the Glenfinnan Monument. It offers scrambling opportunities but all difficulties can be avoided.
Start from the CP at Glenfinnan NTS. Take the boardwalk SE and cross the Callop River to reach the track on the SE shore of Loch Shiel.
Follow the track SW as far as Guesachan. Climb the N ridge of Meall a’Choire-Chruinn to its summit at 634m.
Continue S along the ridge up to the summit of Sgurr Ghiubhsachain at 849m. Descend steeply SE about 100m to reach easier ground at Leac an Fhuarain and E on to a broad col with a lochan at NM884590.
Follow the burn N down into Coire Ghiubhsachain to regain the track at Guesachan and return to Glenfinnan.
Grade: S. Distance: 15Km. Height to climb: 913m. Map(s): LR41, EX391. Meet at: Fort William Woollen Mill 0900. Start of walk 0930. Leader: Toril Frantzen 07788 264007.

Thursday February 13, Carn a Mhadaidh-ruadh, Morar.

An old mountain path in wild country with fine views.
Opposite the footpath sign (to Arisaig!) follow the short drive, pass through a gate on the right and follow the path up through the woods.
This winds up between the hills to the bealach just below Carn a Mhadaidh-ruadh. From the summit return along the broad ridge, passing Loch Sgurr na Gaoithe and descend steeply to the valley, cross the Borrodale Burn and rejoin the outward route.
Grade: M+. Distance: 10km. Height to climb: 654m. Maps LR40 EX398. Meet at: Fort William WM (NN112742) at 0830. Start of walk: Borrowdale (NM696850) Park on grass N of road 0930; CP at Elleric NN035488 at 1000. 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 enquiries@nevishillwalking.club

Saturday February 8, Beinn Chabhair, Glen Falloch.

A rocky hill, not visible at the start but seen to advantage from further up Glen Falloch.
It’s long, curving NW ridge is festooned with crags, some of which enclose an intriguing lochan.
Start from the Inverarnan Hotel at NN318184. Head N on the A82 for 300m, then turn right to Beinglas farm. Head up the steep path, past the waterfall, and continue along N side of Ben Glas Burn to Lochan Beinn Chabhair.
Pass around the lochan’s N side and climb NE up steep slopes to join the NW ridge of Beinn Chabhair at the 700m col just E of Meall nan Tarmachan.
Follow the ridge about 1km to a cairn, thence to the summit on top of small crag.
Return to the *col then continue over Meal nan Tarmachan, 719m and Stob Creag an Fhithich, 715m, and down to Lochan a’ Chaisteil at the foot of the imposing cliff of Ben Glas.
Pass over Meall Mor nan Eag and descend its rocky flank W to reach a track at NN328190. Turn N and follow the track downhill to the WHW and follow it back to Beinglas to rejoin the outward route.
*A quicker but less interesting return follows the outward route direct to Beinglas.
13km, 1108m ascent. *11km, 920m ascent.
Suggested by Christina Tracey. Coordinated by John Burton.