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 29)
Ardnamurchan – a high level circuit above Camas nan Geall, a clearance village, a high viewpoint and a coastal walk.
Start from Camas nan Geall CPEX, NM562616. Walk back SE along the B8007 for ½Km and head N up a grassy track up beside the woods. Cross the stream, go through a gate and contour W around the hillside to a sheepfoldEX at the head of an escarpment, NM563622.
Follow a grassy track NW high above the B8007, to reach a burn tumbling W down the escarpment, NM559630.
Descend to the road, turn left on to a good track heading SW, then across rough grassland to reach the ruins of the old clearance village of Bourblaige.
Climb W up by the waterfalls to a small hill at 240m, NM540623. Descend SE at first to avoid a rocky escarpment, then curving SW, descend to the shore at Port a’ Chamais.
Follow the coast W by a sheep track across the hillside to Ma- clean’s Nose, before returning E along the shingle bays to Camas nan Geall.
There are some archaeological sites in the area: look out for a Cross Slab at NM5604061858 and a Chambered Cairn at NM5607461949, near the end of the walk.
This is a moderate grade walk covering 11Km with a climb of 580m.
Meet at the Corran Ferry Slip NN021635 for an 8.50am sailing. The walk starts at 10am, the leader is Dave Kime, contact 01972 500272.
Sunday July 2
Sgor Gaoith and Mullach Clach a’ Bhlair – Glen Feshie. Two peaks on the Cairngorm plateau with wide- open views.
This walk is mostly easy walking on well-made tracks or tundra- covered ground. No steep ascents.
Start from the car park 1Km N of Auchlean in Glen Feshie, NN 850985. Follow the road S to Auchlean, then take the path E that climbs through a patch of forest and out on to the open hillside.
Take the left fork at the junction to stay on the higher, N path. At a high point on the shoulder SW of Carn Bàn Mor, turn NE, heading over this hill and continue to the summit of Sgor Gaoith, 1,118m.
Follow the rim of the huge Coire Odhar for the best views in to Gleann Einich.
Retrace steps back to Carn Bàn Mor. Keeping to the highest ground, head S across the plateau to reach the spot height 953m just E of Coire Garbhlach at NN891944.
Join the track nearby and follow it SW for 1.5Km to a junction. The summit of the second Munro is 1Km S of here.
Return to the junction and descend W to the River Feshie at Carnachuin.
Unless sure that the bridge at NN850964 is usable, follow the path N on the E side of the River Feshie, back to the start. An alternative descent may be made from the spot height 953m – descend W into Coire Garbhlach and follow the Allt Garbhlach to reach the footpath N of Coille an Torr. Follow the path N back to the start.
This is a moderate walk of 24Km with a climb of 940m.
Meet at Fort William WM NN112742 at 8.10am, with the start of the walk at 10am.
The leader is Toril Frantzen on 07788 264007.
NEVIS HILLWALKING CLUB
Please see full walk details at www.nevishillwalking.club. If you would like to go out on the walk please contact club secretary Suzanne Theobald on 01397 701783 or email enquiries@ nevishillwalking.club.
Saturday July 1
Glen Lochay Beinn (S) heasgarnich (1,076m, Munro) and Creag Mhor (1,047m, Munro)
Park at the end of the public road just beyond Kenknock Farm. Climb north on the rough road that goes over to Glen Lyon, but after about one kilometre turn left on to the higher track, heading west. Follow this track for three kilometres until you cross the Allt Badour.
Leave the track here and go NW to the ridge between Stob an Fhir- Bhogha and Beinn (S)heasgarnich. From here it is about one km north to the summit of Beinn Sheasgarnich. Retrace your steps and carry on to Stob an Fhir- Bhogha, turning west on to the ridge to Creag Mhor.
To descend, go SE on to Sron nan Eun and join the track back to the cars.
This walk is 20.6km, with a climb of 1,490m ascent.
Suggested by Chris Tracey; co- ordinated by Suzanne Theobald.