Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Loch Eilde Mòr (nearly)

Walk Statistics
Walk Date - 23 January 2013
Walkers - Steve Smith, Gina Smith
Accommodation - 18 Callart Road, Kinlochleven
Start Point - 18 Callart Road (GR NH 07619 11760)
Start Time - 10:27
Finish Point - MacDonald Hotel (GR NN 18222 62260)
Finish Time - 15:03
Duration - 4hrs 36mins
Average pace - 1.20mph
Distance Walked - 5.50miles
Height Ascended - 521.65metres

Peaks visited
NONE
Route
Route in orange shows extra 1.69mile loop we did not manage to Loch Eilde Dam as described in walk description below
Walk Summary
This walk was originally planned pre-trip as a fall back to bag a couple of Highland 5’s, allegedly easier peaks, if the weather turned out to be too severe to attempt Munros or even Corbetts. In spite of this the conditions of the day still beat us, but I have included in orange on the map below, the route we did not cover to get as far as the dam, which I am told gives lovely views of the Loch and surrounding Munros.

Following Gina’s efforts and the severe conditions we encountered to bag Am Bàthach earlier in our trip, it was clear that Munro, Corbett or even Graham summits were no place to be in anything other than perfect conditions. Furthermore, even with my experience of visiting nearly all 253 of the English 2000ft tops, it was not a place for me to be on my own.

I therefore looked to the route out of Kinlochleven to visit the two Highland 5’s of Meall Beag & the slightly higher Meall na Duibhe. Both by definition are above 500m and below 610m (2000ft), but because of the access difficulties and our late departure I did not expect to visit more than one anyway. Which one to visit would be decided once we had reached the dam over Allt na h-Eilde near Loch Eilde Mòr.

As it turned out we did not manage to get as far as the dam or even the Loch, let alone the peaks. The ascent started near Grey Mare’s Tail Waterfalls and quickly ascended to the snow line. As we left the trees the snow became deeper and we found it easier to walk on the grass rather than the snow covered track hiding rock hard slippery ice.

After an hour and continued disappointment that Loch Eilde Mòr failed to appear over the next ridge or round the next corner I attempted to cross Allt a' Chumainn at the same time sinking thigh deep into a snow drift. I looked back at Gina and was reminded of the expression she had on top of Am Bàthach. I asked her if she wanted to go back and her response was immediate. Having lost sight of Loch Leven behind, she was feeling decidedly uncomfortable in what, to her, were wilderness like conditions. She was adamant she wanted to go back so with a heavy heart I pointed the way home.

It was a shame really because we were so close to reaching the access track that the dam workers use, but the rule is only go as far as the first person does not want to go further NOT as far as the last person will go.

Gina was all for retracing our steps through the deep snow, she was not keen to cross the 100m of moorland to the fore mentioned track, but I managed to persuade her. It made it a circular route with different views on the way home, but more importantly an easier route which I know Gina enjoyed as judged by the number of photo stops. It also introduced me to a good access route for later use when accessing the more remote south easterly Munros of the Mamores.

Walk Description
1.) Opposite the Tail Race Inn follow the sign to “Grey Mare’s Falls” past the doctors surgery.
2.) At the T-junction cross the road and take the path signposted to the falls on the right of St. Pauls church.
3.) Take time to read the signs about the history of the path and area then walk the short distance to the path junction.
4.) Turn left along the prepared track, ignoring the old path rising sharply to your right.
5.) At the top of the path veer to the right and at the junction take the right fork to Loch Eilde Mòr.
6.) With Meall an Doire Dharaich straight in front of you, follow the path uphill to the memorial bench.
Meall an Doire Dharaich
straight ahead as we fork right to
Loch Eilde Mòr
7.) Go through the gate with electricity lines above and continue taking the left hand fork of the path.
8.) We had difficulty following the path due to the snow, but continue over several ridges along the path with the Munro Na Gruagaichean in front of you in the distance.
The view ahead towards
Na Gruagaichean
9.) Although you have finished the ascent for now Loch Eilde Mòr remains elusive as the path goes round and to the left of various hills, mainly the northern flank of Meall an Doire Dharaich.
10.) The path then fords Allt a’ Chumhainn for the final time, which is as far as we got due to the deep drift. However I expect the Loch to appear in front of you as you descend and loop around the 355m spot height to the dam across Allt na h-Eilde.
11.) At this point we crossed downhill to the track that I guess is used to access the dam and the Loch and branches to the north of Loch Eilde Mòr giving access to the Munros of the SE Mamores and then on to Corrour Station & Loch Ossian.
12.) To return to Kinlochleven follow the path west to a memorial marble bench.
13.) Then follow the track around in to Coire na Bà.
14.) Cross the bridge at the bottom and follow the path uphill to the stalkers cottage.
Bridge over Allt Coire na Bà
15.) Rather than go through the cottage yard, the path directs you behind and to the left of the cottage.
16.) When you rejoin the track follow it the disused Mamore Lodge.
17.) Turn left down the hill past Mamore Lodge and stay on what is now the Mamore Lodge access road until the path for the West Highland Way crosses the road.
18.) Turn left at the path  and continue your descent down the West Highland Way to the B863 into Kinlochleven.
The West Highland Way.
Turn left and down for Kinlochleven,
up and right for
Glen Nevis & Fort William
19.) To your right as the West Highland Way joins the B863 you will see the MacDonald Hotel where we were made very welcome in the Bothy Bar, enjoying excellent views along Loch Leven as the early winter sun set at the far end of the Loch and beyond The Pap of Glencoe. 

More photographs
A distant Pap of Glencoe comes in to view as we head home
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Monday, 21 January 2013

Grey Mare's Tail Waterfalls

Walk Statistics
Walk Date - 21 January 2013
Walkers - Steve Smith, Gina Smith
Accommodation - 18 Callart Road, Kinlochleven
Start Point - 18 Callart Road (GR NH 07619 11760)
Start Time - 13:31 (12:32)
Finish Point - 18 Callart Road (GR NH 07619 11760)
Finish Time - 14:31 (14:31)
Duration - 1hrs 00mins (1hrs 59mins)
Average pace - 1.58mph (1.26mph)
Distance Walked - 1.58miles (2.49miles)
Height Ascended - 121.22metres (235.36)
Figures in red include excursion up wrong hill at beginning of walk)

Peaks visited
NONE

Route
Route in red shows excursion up wrong hill at beginning of walk
Walk Summary
No peaks visited on this walk, but a must not miss sight when visiting Kinlochleven – The Grey Mare’s Tail Falls.

For us it was a 2½ mile walk, but that was because I would not set off without plotting the route on the map first. I identified the star symbol identifying the falls as a ‘Tourist Feature’ on the OS Explorer map and decided to ignore the local signs in the village resulting in us walking nearly 1mile up and down the wrong hill, steep hill at that, east of where the falls are.

So it was back to the village and starting, where Gina had said in the first place, at the sign “Grey Mare’s Falls” near The Tailrace Inn. From here it was less than a mile following the clearly marked path.

Walk Description
Don't look so smug Gina
1.) Opposite the Tail Race Inn follow the sign to “Grey Mare’s Falls” past the doctors surgery.
Another sign to the Grey Mare's Waterfall near St. Pauls
2.) At the T-junction cross the road and take the path signposted to the falls on the right of St. Pauls church.
3.) Take time to read the signs about the history of the path and area then walk the short distance to the path junction.
4.) Turn left along the prepared track, ignoring the old path rising sharply to your right.
5.) At the top of the path veer to the right and at the junction take the left fork through the gate. Going straight on will take you to Loch Eilde Mòr, but that is a walk for another day.
Follow sign to right for Falls
5.) At the top of the path veer to the right and at the junction take the left fork through the gate. Going straight on will take you to Loch Eilde Mòr, but that is a walk for another day.
Almost immediately you will see the falls on your left
6.) Go through the gate and listen out for the falls on your left. We could just see it in January but I guess in the summer it will be obscured by foliage, no doubt you will be able to hear them especially if it is in full spate
A better view of falls to the left
7.) Be patient and carry on a short distance and you will see them to your left through a gap in the trees.
Footbridge over Allt a' Chumhainn, turn left on other side
8.) Proceed further down the slippery steps and cross the bridge at the bottom over Allt a' Chumhainn.
Footpath to falls along Allt a' Chumhainn
9.) Turn left and follow the path along the stream to the bottom of the falls for a spectacular sight.
Gina at Grey Mare's Tail waterfall
10.) Return home is simply retracing your tracks back to the doctor’s surgery.
11.) I managed to introduce a diversion though, along the south bank of Allt Coire na Ba to bring us out at the road bridge over the same river. 
View from Bothy Bar of MacDonald Hotel
enjoying a well earned pint and whiskey chaser
12.) It was then a case of following the road out of town to The MacDonald Hotel and the Bothy Bar where you can enjoy beautiful views along Loch Leven to the Pap of Glencoe.
13.) Usually the hotel is open all day, but I guess because of the time of year, it was closed until 4pm. it certainly was open a couple of days later when we visited at the end of our walk to Loch Eilde Mòr

More photographs
Grey Mare's Tail Waterfalls, Kinlochleven
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Friday, 18 January 2013

Am Bàthach

Walk Statistics
Walk Date - 18 January 2013
Walkers - Steve Smith, Gina Smith
Accommodation - Cluanie Inn
Start Point - Cluanie Inn (GR NH 07619 11760)
Start Time - 10:11
Finish Point - Cluanie Inn (GR NH 07619 11760)
Finish Time - 15:26
Duration - 5hrs 15mins
Average pace - 1.27mph
Distance Walked - 6.66miles
Height Ascended - 773.53metres

Peaks visited
Corbett (221)
Am Bàthach (1)
Marilyn (1216)
Am Bàthach (3)

Route


Walk Summary
“The worse the conditions are, the better the walk”. Once again the paradox is satisfied for this walk. However if I had any idea the conditions would have been as severe as they were, there is no way I would have exposed Gina to them.

The days plan was a circular walk from our lodgings at The Cluanie Inn including a fairly steep ascent to Am Bàthach South Top from the A87 to give a good aerobic workout and from there push on enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding Munros from the enhanced vantage point of the fairly narrow (but not arête) 1km ridge walk to our first Corbett Top - Am Bàthach. This would be followed by a gentle descent to Bealach Chòinich, descending further to the path along An Caorann Mòr and back to the A87 with a finish at The Cluanie Inn.

Other than summiting our first significant top in Scotland together I had the hidden agenda to provide a memorable walk for Gina to experience the thrills, exhilaration and sense of achievement you get; thereby whetting her appetite to join me on further hill walks in the Scottish Highlands.

The large expanse of blue skies punctuated with fluffy white clouds framing the snow capped summits boded well for completion of this plan. However the biting cold south easterly wind in our faces as we walked along the A87 was a foretaste that the weather would have other ideas.

As we started the ascent up the stalkers track to Am Bàthach South Top I was relieved the wind was now at our back and started to plan the line of ascent as the stalkers path disappeared under the ever increasing depth of snow as we ascended. At the same time I was keeping an eye on Gina to ensure she was OK. As the gusts increased I was expecting Gina to say something about going back but nothing came so I pressed on. We found the easiest path around the right of the crag marking the first false summit and as the small cairn appeared I thought we were at the South Top. As I took photos, Gina did not seem too excited but more interested in the next top which I now thought was Am Bàthach.

Although the wind had strengthened it was still at our backs and gave no indication it would get too bad. Very soon this would change and as the gusts became more persistent the snow was whipped up in to blizzard like conditions creating drifts that were at least calf deep, interspersed with patches of no snow on the grassy ridge. Several times we had to stop and brace ourselves against the wind and each time I checked with Gina that she was still OK to go on. Well impressed I pressed on, still convinced we were heading for our second summit.

So after all the hard work getting this far you can only imagine my feeling of guilt and regret when we reached the summit and I could see the next peak which was not Ciste Dhubh. There was another one further along, which was in fact Am Bàthach. I felt terrible this was bound to put Gina off further hill walking I thought. I asked her if she wanted to go back (more like screamed in her ear). Her reply was immediate – “I’m not going back through that lot,” Which in all honesty was the correct decision the ascent had been hard enough but the descent is often a lot worse.

So from the 734m spot height we braced ourselves against the wind and started the descent along the ridge walk proper. My mind was racing, plotting a safe route forward while constantly checking back on Gina. There was no need, she was coping admirably. I was expecting the wind to strengthen as we descended to the 705m spot height marking the low point of the saddle between the S Top and NW Top, but nothing like the vortex that was whipping up a triangular snow drift at a step half way down. I kicked it to push it over but it was frozen solid so the only way forward was to straddle it with Gina following me. The spindrift blew upwards into our eyes as we gripped on to each other. I had not experienced this before but we had to press on and once we were over the wind and blowing snow ceased almost completely. As it turned out this was the worst we had to endure. Within 5 minutes we were on the summit of Am Bàthach at 798m (2619ft) enjoying for the first time the surrounding summits.

After a brief photo shoot we were heading down. There was a lot more drifted snow than we had seen so far, but somehow I felt this made the descent easier. Still taking care to plot a route that I could see directly ahead and looking further ahead for the next stage so not walk us towards an edge but my main concern was staying off steep slopes that had been masked by the snow.

Half way down we met a lone walker coming up heading for where we had come from. After taking each other’s photo, we wished him well and he offered his tracks to find our way down. Unfortunately after only a short distance they had been erased by the drifting snow, but by then we could see Allt a’Chaorainn Bhig to our left, which would be our chosen route home. The route plan had avoided this route because although it is a more direct route home to the Cluanie Inn, it is known to be boggy, however with the low temperatures it should be frozen.

As we descended early from Bealach Chòinich the wind dropped and we realised how thirsty we had become. We were also quite cold so we found a sheltered spot and shared a well earned hot coffee and a couple of biscuits to see us through. All we had to do now was find a suitable crossing of Allt a’Chaorainn Bhig. We stayed high for as long as we could to avoid any chance of finding the boggy area but both still managed to get at least one boot full of water each. The river was not anywhere near full spate but we were keen to get across before it became too wide. We soon found a suitable place that was not too difficult, though great care had to be taken along with full use of our trek poles for stability before putting full weight on each of the slippery stepping stones.  The crossing was to be the last of the day’s excitement. All we had to do now was find the marked track on the other side of the stream and follow it back to the Cluanie Inn.

Not quite the day I had planned to bring Gina out with me. Although I am sure she experienced the thrills, exhilaration and sense of achievement I am not sure how much it whetted her appetite for more walks of this type.

What I can say is I am so proud of how she handled everything that was thrown at her and got on with what had to be done without complaint. Looking back I would put this in the top five of my most difficult walks and with the exception of the frozen snow drift and associated spindrift had seen most of what we had to deal with.

For Gina all of the extreme conditions were new, which must have given her a complete sensory overload. But instead of panicking or going to pieces she just dealt with it. Brilliant – no wonder she was on a high at the end of the walk.

Walk Description
1.) Head east along the A87 from The Cluanie Inn for approx. 1km past the harvested Glenshiel Forrest on the left.
2.) Before the right bend road sign go through the rusted gate just past the forest boundary fence.
3.) Follow the stalkers path uphill along the fence.
4.) As the fence turns west, continue uphill towards the right side of the first false summit marked by the small craggy buttress.
5.) As you clear the ridge pass the small cairn and follow the ridge line NNE to the first summit straight ahead. This is Am Bàthach South Top a minor summit of the type Sub Graham Top, which at 705m (2313ft) is not such a minor summit missing out on the full Graham Top by 1m against it's 29m drop.
6.) From this summit in a slightly more easterly line you will see Am Bàthach – a Corbett. Descend to the 705m spot height marking the low point between the two summits, then follow the path up Am Bàthach just to the left of the ridge line.
7.) From the summit head towards Bealach Chòinich. There may well be a path to follow, however we could not see one as the whole descent was covered in at least knee deep snow.
8.) Again because of the frozen conditions we turned left and followed the stream Allt a’Chaorainn Bhig to return to The Cluanie Inn. An alternative in better conditions and as originally planned would be to turn right at Bealach Chòinich and after crossing Allt a’ Chaorainn Mhòire follow the track along An Caorann Mòr to the A87.
9.) However if following Allt a’Chaorainn Bhig use your judgement to find a crossing point.
10.) After crossing Allt a’Chaorainn Bhig continue following the stream looking out for the marked track on the OS Explorer map.
11.) Having found the track follow this all the way to the A87 and then on to The Cluanie Inn, the walk start and finish point.

More Photographs
Am  Bàthach  cairn with the Munro Ciste Dhubh beyond
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Thursday, 3 January 2013

January 2013 - Cluanie Inn, Kinlochleven & Fort William

A total of 13 walks planned for this trip to Scotland staying in 3 separate locations over nearly a two week period. Taking account of changeover days, sightseeing days and just doing nothing days, we expect to do 6 or 7 walks depending on weather and fitness.

The first location is a bit of a surprise from me to Gina staying at a mystery Inn, located on the edge of a loch and miles from anywhere, as a mark of appreciation to her for agreeing to do a few Munros with me.

The second location is a rented house in Kinlochleven. We first visited here on our last trip, when we walked part of the West Highland Way from Lundavra to Kinlochleven. We thought it was a lovely location; in particular the bus ride along Loch Leven seemed to reveal a spectacular view around every corner, which the school kids just seemed to take in their stride.

Finally we will have a couple of days back at Laurel Bank Lodge where we stayed during our two visits back in 2012. We have always been looked after very well by our hosts, Steve & Brenda and feel our visit to the Fort William area would not be complete without spending at least a couple of days here.

In all three locations there are more walks planned than planned walking days, but that only serves to cover all options in terms of weather, local conditions and how we feel. Primarily we will be looking to go on the walks with a Munro included in the list. There are two walks per location that include a Munro and these have been chosen for their relative ease of accessibility, however depending on the weather and conditions there is not always an easy Munro so we may have to make do with a Corbett on one of these two walks. Failing that I have planned walks to include a Graham and failing that a further walk to visit a nearby Highland 5. This level of planning may seem an over indulgence but Gina’s level of tolerance to adverse conditions, if not less than mine is more cautious, and while it can sometimes be frustrating is most likely for the best.

All in all, including rest/contingency days, I reckon we have a walk planned to cover most conditions apart from horrendous weather. That said, if we do not manage at least one walk at each one of the locations the weather will have to be so bad you would not send a dog out in the conditions and in that case we will be taking full advantage of the roaring fire or other excellent facilities available at our lodgings.



Distance
Height Climbed





Walk Title
(miles)
(metres)
Munro
Munro Tops
Corbett
Graham
Highland 5
CLUANIE INN (4 walks for 2 day visit)







Ciste Dhubh
10.02
1139.39
Ciste Dhubh
Ciste Dhubh








Am Bathach


Sgurr nan Conbhairean & Carn Ghluasaid
9.27
1219.47
Carn Ghluasaid
Carn Ghluasaid






Sgurr nan Conbhairean
Sgurr nan Conbhairean







Creag a'Chaorainn







Drochaid an Tuill Easaich



Biod an Fhithich
6.20
701.69



Biod an Fhithich








A'Mhuing
Maol Disnich
5.16
410.15




Maol Disnich
KINLOCHLEVEN (6/7 walks for 6 day visit)







Sgurr Eilde Mor
10.06
1353.35

Binnein Mor - Sgor Eilde Beag






Sgurr Eilde Mor
Sgurr Eilde Mor



Meall Beag & Meall na Duibhe
9.05
839.77




Meall Beag







Meall na Duibhe
Mam na Gualainn
8.48
1050.28


Mam na Gualainn








Mam na Gualainn East Top






Beinn na Caillich


Tom Meadhoin
7.86
902.25




Doire Ban






Tom Meadhoin







Creag Bhreac

Nevis Range
6.97
966.48



Sgurr Finnisg-aig




Aonach Mor
Aonach Mor






Aonach Beag
Aonach Beag



Pap of Glencoe
4.32
727.94



Sgorr na Ciche [Pap of Glencoe]

FORT WILLIAM (3 walks for 1/2 day visit)







Mullach nan Coirean
10.70
1120.29


Meall a'Chaorainn





Mullach nan Coirean
Mullach nan Coirean







Mullach nan Coirean SE Top








Mullach nan Coirean East Top


Stob Bàn
8.29
1306.22
Stob Bàn
Stob Bàn







Lochan Coile e nam Miseach



Inchree Falls - Lundavra
7.96
1071.68




Beinn na Gucaig SW Top






Beinn na Gucaig








Doire Ban
104.34
12808.96
8
13
5
7
6

Cluanie Inn
Ciste Dhubh
Route Information
Start Point - Cluanie Inn (GR - NH 07665 11772)
Start Height - 227.05m
Finish Point - Cluanie Inn (GR - NH 07665 11772)
Finish Height - 227.05m
Distance Walked - 9.29miles
Height Ascended - 1215.13metres
Duration - 7hrs 31mins [based on average pace 1.75mph + 1hr 0mins added per 600m of ascent]

Route

Route Profile


Sgurr nan Conbhairean & Carn Ghluasaid
Route Information
Start Point - Old Military Road nr  Cruachan Coille a' Chait (GR - NH 11195 11070)
Start Height - 259.55m
Finish Point - Old Military Road nr  Cruachan Coille a' Chait (GR - NH 11195 11070)
Finish Height - 259.55m
Distance Walked - 9.29miles
Height Ascended - 1077.22metres
Duration - 7hrs 13mins [based on average pace 1.75mph + 1hr 0mins added per 600m of ascent]

Route

Route Profile



Biod an Fhithich
Route Information
Start Point - Achadh Arsgalain Quarry (GR - NG 96362 14770)
Start Height - 24.85m
Finish Point - Achadh Arsgalain Quarry (GR - NG 96362 14770)
Finish Height - 224.85m
Distance Walked - 6.20miles
Height Ascended - 701.69metres
Duration - 4hrs 38mins [based on average pace 1.75mph + 1hr 0mins added per 600m of ascent]

Route

Route Profile

Maol Disnich
Route Information
Start Point - Cluanie Inn (GR - NH 07665 11772)
Start Height - 227.05m
Finish Point - Cluanie Inn (GR - NH 07665 11772)
Finish Height - 227.05m
Distance Walked - 5.16miles
Height Ascended - 410.15metres
Duration - 3hrs 36mins [based on average pace 1.75mph + 1hr 0mins added per 600m of ascent]

Route

Route Profile

Kinlochleven
Sgurr Eilde Mor
Route Information
Start Point - Kinlochleven (GR - NN 18590 62155)
Start Height - 12.45m
Finish Point - Kinlochleven (GR - NN 18590 62155)
Finish Height - 12.45m
Distance Walked - 10.06miles
Height Ascended - 1353.35metres
Duration - 7hrs 52mins [based on average pace 1.75mph + 1hr 0mins added per 600m of ascent]

Route

Route Profile




Meall Beag & Meall na Duibhe
Route Information
Start Point - Kinlochleven (GR - NN 18590 62155)
Start Height - 12.45m
Finish Point - Kinlochleven (GR - NN 18590 62155)
Finish Height - 12.45m
Distance Walked - 9.05miles
Height Ascended - 839.77metres
Duration - 6hrs 30mins [based on average pace 1.75mph + 1hr 0mins added per 600m of ascent]

Route

Route Profile


Mam na Gualainn
Route Information
Start Point - Callert House (GR - NN 09245 60270)
Start Height - 10.56m
Finish Point - Kinlochleven (GR - NN 18590 62155)
Finish Height - 12.45m
Distance Walked - 8.48miles
Height Ascended - 1050.28metres
Duration - 6hrs 30mins [based on average pace 1.75mph + 1hr 0mins added per 600m of ascent]

Route

Route Profile



Tom Meadhoin
Route Information
Start Point - Callert House (GR - NN 09245 60270)
Start Height - 10.56m
Finish Point - North Ballaculish (GR - NN 05240 60402)
Finish Height - 8.51m
Distance Walked - 7.89miles
Height Ascended - 903.44metres
Duration - 5hrs 56mins [based on average pace 1.75mph + 1hr 0mins added per 600m of ascent]

Route

Route Profile





Nevis Range
Route Information
Start Point - Adventure Activity Centre (GR - NN 18590 62155)
Start Height - 651.35m
Finish Point - Adventure Activity Centre (GR - NN 18590 62155)
Finish Height - 651.35m
Distance Walked - 6.97miles
Height Ascended - 966.48metres
Duration - 5hrs 29mins [based on average pace 1.75mph + 1hr 0mins added per 600m of ascent]

Route

Route Profile





Sgorr na Ciche [Pap of Glencoe]
Route Information
Start Point - Glencoe (GR - NN 10710 58767)
Start Height - 19.89m
Finish Point - Glencoe (GR - NN 10710 58767)
Finish Height - 19.89m
Distance Walked - 4.32miles
Height Ascended - 728.03metres
Duration - 3hrs 35mins [based on average pace 1.75mph + 1hr 0mins added per 600m of ascent]

Route

Route Profile





Fort William
Mullach nan Coirean
Route Information
Start Point - Blàr a' Chaorainn [ruin] (GR - NN 10025 66632)
Start Height - 166.13m
Finish Point - Blàr a' Chaorainn [ruin] (GR - NN 10025 66632)
Finish Height - 166.13m
Distance Walked - 10.70miles
Height Ascended - 1120.29metres
Duration - 7hrs 53mins [based on average pace 1.5mph + 1hr 0mins added per 600m of ascent]

Route

Route Profile

Stob Bàn
Route Information
Start Point - Lower Polldubh Falls car park (GR - NN 14520 68332)
Start Height - 57.03m
Finish Point - Lower Polldubh Falls car park (GR - NN 14520 68332)
Finish Height - 57.03m
Distance Walked - 8.29miles
Height Ascended - 1306.22metres
Duration - 6hrs 46mins [based on average pace 1.5mph + 1hr 0mins added per 600m of ascent]

Route

Route Profile


Inchree Falls to Lundavra
Route Information
Start Point - Inchree (GR - NN 02460 62912)
Start Height - 16.06m
Finish Point - Lundavra (GR - NN 09442 66440)
Finish Height - 169.23m
Distance Walked - 7.96miles
Height Ascended - 1071.68metres
Duration - 6hrs 15mins [based on average pace 1.5mph + 1hr 0mins added per 600m of ascent]

Route

Route Profile