THIS WEEK’S WALKS

The Oban Times - - Outdoors -

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.

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