THIS WEEK’S WALKS

The Oban Times - - Outdoors -

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 en­quiries@nevishill­walk­ing.club.

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.

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