THIS WEEK’S WALKS

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.

The Oban Times - - Outdoors - LOCHABER AND LORN RAM­BLERS

To­day (Thurs­day July 6) A scenic ferry cross­ing to the his­toric is­land of Lis­more. This route takes in the Tire­four Broch iron age fort, c1 AD, with traces of later Ro­man oc­cu­pa­tion, a her­itage mu­seum, old lime kilns and quay.

Start from ferry slip at Ach­nacroish, NM852409. Take the path NE along front of row of cot­tages and con­tinue past mon­u­ment to Bal­nagown. Just be­yond, cross a small stream by bridge and pass through three iron gates across fields to open land, then fol­low coast on a faint path to Tire­four Cas­tle. Re­turn to the pas­ture just north of Bal­nagown by same route.

Con­tinue along mi­nor road N to meet main road by Whin House.

Turn SW to the her­itage mu­seum and cafe nearby at NM855428. Con­tinue SW along main road past the post of­fice, take track on right at NM846418 and fol­low it over the ridge to a quay and dis­used quarry on the W side of the is­land. Con­tinue along the track SW past Salen to reach the pub­lic road at NM829407.

Turn left, and fol­low the pub­lic roads E back to Ach­nacroish. Ferry dep for Oban at 1500 and 1815.

This is a leisurely walk of 11Km, with a climb of 150m.

Meet at North Bal­lachul­ish School NN053603 at 7.40am, Oban Ferry Ter­mi­nal NM855298 for 9am sail­ing. The leader is Ann Jones. Call her on 07770 434114. Satur­day July 8 Blab­heinn by Coire Uaigne­ich – Tor­rin, Skye Munro. A splen­did day out on an iconic hill. Views of the fa­mous Black Cuillin Ridge and the In­ner and Outer He­brides. Rugged ter­rain and some easy scram­bling.

Start from the car park at NG560215 and fol­low the path on the N side of Allt na Du­naiche.

Cross this burn at NG544216 and its trib­u­tary 300m fur­ther W. Con­tinue up SW more steeply, into Coire Uaigne­ich, around the foot of the E ridge of the hill.

At a grassy al­page, al­ti­tude about 450m, NG5360721266, the route turns N and zig-zags up the S flank of the E ridge. At 600m, the grass gives way to rock and scree and the route con­tin­ues up the edge of the ridge, with spec­tac­u­lar views into cor­ries to the N and to­wards Garbh-bhein and Clach Glas.

It be­comes less steep be­fore a nar­rower sec­tion with some mi­nor scram­bling lead­ing to the main sum­mit, 928m.

Tra­verse SW across a high col, and scram­ble up the ridge to reach the S sum­mit, 926m.

De­scend SW down the long ridge, over the small sum­mit at 617m, and con­tinue down to a cairn at NG5221419993.

Turn SE and de­scend steeply on the foot­path that crosses the Ab­hainn nan Leac at NG522193.

Fol­low it S to join the Ca­ma­sunary track, fork­ing left and climb­ing about 80m SSE to Am Màm.

Con­tinue on the track SE to fin­ish at the car park on the B8083, NG545171.

Trans­port re­quired, 10mins from start. There are op­tions to take an evening meal be­fore or dur­ing the jour­ney home.

This is a stren­u­ous walk of 12Km, with a climb of 1,010m.

Meet at Fort Wil­liam Woollen Mill NN112742 at 7.40am, start of walk at 10am. The leader is An­drew Gil­bert. Call him on 07808 924722.

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