THIS WEEK’S WALKS
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 22) Sgurr nan Eugallt Kinloch Hourn Corbett
Start from the ruin at Coireshubh, NG958054. Limited parking is available in the vicinity. Take the stalkers’ path W and follow it up to the col S of Sgurr Dubh. Turn SW and climb the ridge to the trig point on Sgurr nan Eugallt, 894m. The true summit lies 600m NW at NG9271804856, 898m.
Follow the main ridge SE along the rim of Coire Shubh, which rises to an unamed summit at NG941035. Descend NE down the ridge to the road just S of the start. An extension to Sgurr a’Chlaidheimh and descent ENE to the road adds a further 90m of ascent and 4km to the walk.
Many small crags and rough ground could make this descent confusing in bad visibility.
Meet at Fort William Woollen Mill at 9am. Contact Andrew Gilbert 07808 924722.
Friday June 23 Torlundy Circuit
This is a circular route from Carrs Corner down towards the river Lochy, following a track to Tomnacharich Road continuing on to Torlundy.
There is then a short walk along A82, before you turn off towards Happy Valley and walk along the track behind Inverlochy Castle back to Carrs Corner and the start.
Contact: Colin Campbell, 07796 043836 or 01397 772523, colin@ laragain.co.uk Pace: Leisurely.
Saturday June 24 Two Lairigs Circuit, Glen Coe
Start from the car park at NN187562. Follow the footpath SW, which crosses the Allt Lairig Eilde at NN181557 on stepping-stones. If this is not possible, continue on the E side of the burn and rejoin the path at NN173542. Follow the path to the col, marked by a cairn. From the col, it is possible to contour at about 500m, around the SW and SE flanks of Stob Dubh, to arrive at the col in Lairig Gartain NN183529. Another short- cut may be taken further S down the Lairig Eilde path, if it is possible to cross the main burn at NN1713452700. A barely discernible path contours the base of Stob Dubh at about 350m, to reach the Lairig Gartain path at NN178524. Otherwise, continue S down the Lairig Eilde path to a junction among the trees above the Glen Etive road near Dalness.
Turn left and follow the path up to the col in Lairig Gartain. The path continues NE to the car park on the A82 at NN213559. Transport required.
Meet at Glencoe Village car park at 9.40am. Contact : Andrew Gilbert 07808 924722.
NEVIS HILLWALKING CLUB Sunday June 25 Beinn Bhuidhe (Yellow Hill) (948m, Munro).
Park at the head of Glen Fyne, and walk for 7km up the private road to the house at Inverchorachan. Leave the road just beyond the house and climb the steep slopes beside a small stream.
At about 430m, cross to the north side and continue WNW up steep grass and bracken to the upper corrie. Then climb the SE ridge of the NE top (901m) with some pleasant scrambling. Then go SW along the ridge for about 1.5km to the summit trig point.
Return to the col between the summit and top and go SE to gain your upward route. 21km, 1150m ascent.
Suggested by John Burton and co- ordinated by Suzanne Theobald.