THIS WEEK’S WALKS

The Oban Times - - Outdoors -

NE­VIS HILL­WALK­ING CLUB

Please see full walk de­tails at www. ne­vis hill walk­ing .club. If you would like to go out on the walk please con­tact the club sec­re­tary Suzanne Theobald on 01397 701783 or email the club at en­quiries@nevishill­walk­ing.club.

Sun­day May 28

Glen Feshie – maps 36 and 43, NN850985

From the car park 1km north of Auch­lean, walk down the road to just be­fore the cot­tage and turn left on to the path that rises through the for­est at first and climbs to­wards Carn Ban Mor. The path goes SE un­til it reaches a track go­ing east. Fol­low this to its end (less than 1km) and cross the burn. The rest of the route is path­less and in­volves con­tour­ing at about 900m east, then south, then east again past Loch nan Cna­pan and Loch nan Stuirteag un­til the sum­mit is reached. Re­turn the same way (31km, 1,340m as­cent).

Sug­gested and co- or­di­nated by John Bur­ton.

LOCHABER AND LORN RAMBLERS

The walk leader is to be con­tacted be­fore­hand for meet up and start times. Car shar­ing usu­ally pos­si­ble and you can try be­fore you buy. You can walk three times with the club be­fore join­ing. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion at www.lochaberand­lorn­ram­blers.org.uk.

Lochaber and Lorn Ramblers Group, can be con­tacted by email on info@lochaberand­lorn-ramblers.org.uk.

To­day (Thurs­day May 25)

Glen Ne­vis Munro and top – these two peaks at the SW end of the grand Grey Cor­ries Ridge make an eas­ily achiev­able ex­pe­di­tion in mag­nif­i­cent scenery in the shadow of Ben Ne­vis.

Start from the Up­per Falls CP, NN167691, at the end of the Glen Ne­vis road. Fol­low the path E through the Ne­vis gorge and con­tinue to Steall ruin. Con­tinue on the path E for 2Km, tak­ing the up­per route when it bi­fur­cates. Leave the path where it crosses the Allt Coire a’ BhuicEX, NN208691, and fol­low this burn up NNE. Once be­low the cliffs of Sgurr a’Bhuic, head up N to the col at an al­ti­tude of 731mEX.

Turn E and climb the ridge to the sum­mit of Sgurr Choin­nich Beag, 963m. De­scend E to a col and climb the ridge to the sum­mit of Sgurr Choin­nich Mor, 1,094m.

Re­turn to the col then de­scend SW across the slopes to reach the path in Glen Ne­vis. Head W back to the start. This is a stren­u­ous walk of 17Km, with a climb of 1,100m.

Meet at Fort Wil­liam WM NN112742 at 9.15am, with the walk start­ing at 9.30am.

Con­tact leader To­ril Frantzen on 07788 264007.

Satur­day May 27

Ran­noch Moor – a walk in the wilder­ness with views of splen­did hills in all di­rec­tions.

Start at Ran­noch Sta­tion car park, NN422578. Head S on the B846 past a cot­tage then turn SW on a track.

Fol­low it across the rail­way and con­tinue to the junc­tion at the for­est en­trance at NN418579.

The gate in to the for­est is locked but to the left of it, the barbed wire has been re­moved to fa­cil­i­tate ac­cess. Fol­low the track up NE through the for­est, turn­ing right near the top to emerge on to the open hill­side.

Con­tinue W on the track, ig­nor­ing a junc­tion, to its end at NN411585, al­ti­tude 430m.

Con­tinue up W over rough ground to reach Meall Liath na Doire, 580m, at NN400585. Turn WSW, de­scend­ing about 60m be­fore climb­ing up again to the sum­mit of Meall a’ BhuirichEX, 638m, at NN379573.

De­scend slightly again, ne­go­ti­at­ing some peat hags, be­fore climb­ing again up the shoul­der of Stob na Cru­aiche to the trig point at its sum­mit, 739m, NN363571.

To re­turn from the sum­mit, fol­low an ATV track ESE for about 1.5Km to a small spur at NN377567, from where you can see the for­est and Loch Laidon.

Con­tinue E di­ag­o­nally down the slope to en­ter the for­est at NN391569, cross the Allt a’ BhuirichEX and fol­low its left bank down to the for­est track. Fol­lowthe track NE back to Ran­noch Sta­tion Tea­room and ho­tel for re­fresh­ments.

The train for Bridge of Orchy leaves at 6.38pm.

This is a mod­er­ate walk of 14Km, climb­ing to 550m.

Meet at Longs­dale car park, Oban, NM862307 at 9.25am, Glen­coe car park 9.55am, or Bridge of Orchy Sta­tion for 10.48am de­par­ture. Start of walk at 11.10am.

Con­tact leader Andrew Gil­bert on 07808 924722.

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