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 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.

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