THIS WEEK’S WALKS
NEVIS HILLWALKING CLUB
Please see full walk details at www.nevishillwalking.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 email@example.com.
Saturday June 3
Map 50, NN035488 Gl en Creran Beinn Sgulaird (937m, Munro) (meaning unknown)
Take the road from Elleric towards Glenure. Follow the sign that avoids going past the house and takes you through a gate.
Turn right behind the house to cross the River Ure by the bridge, and turn left on to a track heading east up Glen Ure.
At some trees and a bridge over a burn (at NN059477), leave the track and ascend steeply south through a gully and on to the ridge at a lochan below Stob Gaibhre (684m).
Turn west along the ridge, which turns towards the south to the summit (937m).
To return, go back the way you came (11.4km, 1070m ascent), or for a more interesting route, go south and SW over Meall Garbh (848m), and another height at 863m, where you turn west down the broad ridge to the track leading to Driumavuic (12.7km, 1240m ascent).
This is a linear route, so there will have to be cars at both ends.
Suggested by Chris Tracey; 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.lochaberandlorn-ramblers.org.uk. Lochaber and Lorn Ramblers Group, can be contacted by email on info@ lochaberandlorn-ramblers.org.uk.
Today (Thursday June 1)
Loch Morar and Loch Nevis A stunning day out combines a walk along the north shore of the beautiful freshwater Loch Morar and through Glen TarbetEX to the shore of the saltwater Loch Nevis. For transport details, visit the website.
Start from Morar Station, NM677929, where limited parking is available.
Head SE along the B8008 for about 400m and turn left on to the minor road. Follow this E along the N shore of Loch Morar
to its end at Bracorina. Head SE along the track by the shore. After 1Km, this becomes a footpath, serving settlements at Brinacory and Swordland. The way improves again to a track which turns N through Glen Tarbet to the settlement on the shore of Loch Nevis.
For transport details, visit the website.
This is a leisurely walk of 15Km, with a climb: of182m. Meet at Fort William Station NN105741 for 8.30am dep; Fort William Woollen Mill NN112742 at 8.45am. Start of walk at 9.50am.
Leader: Toril Frantzen, 07788 264007.
Sunday June 4
Glen Coe Munro and top One of the hidden hills of Glen Coe, this Munro has fine rocky ridges and great scenery.
Start from the CP on the bend of the A82 near Achnacon at NN119565. Cross the stile opposite and head S across level and usually boggy ground to a bridge hidden in the trees at WP NN1190955791.
Continue S to reach the foot of the steep N ridge of Aonach Dubh a’Ghlinne to the E of the rocky crags forming its spine, at WP NN1216054824.
Climb the grassy slope, trending right towards the crest of the ridge until the way is barred by rocky slab-sided rib. Pass below this and continue climbing up the steep grass on its W side to reach a prominent ledge at WP NN1197754733.
Follow the ledge rightwards a short distance to reach more grassy slopes leading back up to the crest of the ridge. Follow the ridge, zig-zagging as necessary to avoid rocky outcrops, to the summit of Aonach Dubh a’Ghlinne, 845m.
Still going S, descend a short drop and climb the steep slope to the summit of Stob an Fhuarain, 968m. From here the ridge leads SW to the summit of Sgurr na h-Ulaidh, 994m.
Descend W on to the spur of Corr na Beinne, then turn N down rocky slopes to the bealach at the head of Gleann Leac na MuidheEX. Descend NE to pick up the path by the Allt na Muidhe and return to the start. This is a strenuous walk of 12Km, with a climb of 1,136m. Meet at Glencoe Village car park NN098587 at 9.15am, start of walk at 9.30am. Leader: Toril Frantzen, 07788 264007.