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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 March 8, Tyndrum to Crianlarich.
This section of the West Highland Way has a variety of scenery and interest, with a backdrop of big hills never far away.
Drive to Crianlarich to catch 11.47 train to Tyndrum. Leave station E to join WHW. Follow signs to go SW, initially alongside the railway. [Could divert to Artisan café over bridge at Drochaid Bhan]. Take care crossing A82.
At Creag a’ Bheannain NN376250 take path E and descend into Crianlarich and cars. Look out for the remains of St. Fillan’s Priory near Kirkton Farm.
Height to climb: 220m.
Map(s): LR50, EX364/377.
Meet at: Fort William WM at 1000 or Longsdale CP Oban NM862307 at 10.15 or Tyndrum Green Welly at 11.15 to minimise cars.
Start of walk: at 12.00.
Leader: Alice Wilson 07770365807.
Thursday March 12, Creag Mhor and Beinn Heasgarnich, Glen Lochay.
Park at NN 475368 head west along track passed Kenloch and follow this along to Betavime where the track head up hill to meet the top track.
The path goes through a deer fence and works it way to the summit of Creag Mhor. Follow pth north easterly along ridge over Stob an Fhir Bhogha on to Beinn Heasgarnich. From here you can either head east to the hydro road or south on to the approach track to return to the starting point.
Height to climb: 1470m.
Map(s): LR48, EX378.
Meet at: Glencoe CP at 0830.
Start of walk at 0930.
Leader: Rick Atkinson 01397773793.
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
Saturday March 7, Schiehallion and Geal Charn, Kinloch Rannoch.
Schiehallion is well known for its graceful form and isolation, and is a distant feature from many viewpoints among our local hills.
The route below climbs it from the W and we are travelling to the start by public transport, avoiding the 150 mile drive there and back. Meet at Fort William Stn in good time to purchase return tickets for 0744 dep to Rannoch Station, arr 0847. From here we take the Dial-a-Bus E to Kinloch Rannoch, to alight at the start at East Tempar at about 0940.
Start at E Tempar on the minor road, 3km E of Kinloch Rannoch, NN690575. Head S on the track on the E side of the Tempar Burn and follow it to its end below the grouse butts.
Follow the line of butts NE uphill, beyond which the ground steepens. Continue on the same heading, avoiding crags to reach the spur at the foot of Schiehallion’s summit ridge. Turn ESE and climb it to the top.
Retrace steps to the spur and follow the NW ridge down to regain the track at about 500m alt.
Return to the start in time to board the bus at 1425.
*If the time available for this walk seems insufficient, the nearby Corbett Top of Geal Charn, 792m offers a pleasant alternative walk:-
Head W back along the public minor for 400m and turn S at NN687575 on to a track that leads uphill on the W side of the Tempar Burn. Follow the track up to its end at a ruin at 750m alt. The summit of Geal Charn lies 250m SW.
Train fare depends on rail card held. Bus costs £7 each return. Train dep Rannoch Station at
1512, arr Fort William at 1609.
10 km, 883m ascent
*9km, 592m ascent
Suggested by Jane Ollerenshaw
Coordinated by Gavin Theobald