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 July 20) Meall na Teanga and Sron a’Choire Ghairbh, Clunes, Loch Lochy. Start from the CP at Clunes on the NW bank of Lochy at NN204886. Head E on the forest track, soon forking left and climbing gradually NE to reach the upper track. Continue NE for 3Km to the Allt na Faing. Follow the burn up NW through the forested area to reach Coire Lochain. From the shore of the lochan, climb S up the ridge to Sron Bhreac, turning W, and gaining height, follow the rim of Coire Lochain, which curves N to reach the summit of Meall Coire Lochain, 906m. Descend steeply NE on the narrow ridge, across the col and climb to the summit of Meall na Teanga, 918m.
Descend its N ridge to about NN219929, then turn NE and descend to a col at the head of Coire Leacachain. Contour around the base of the NW spur of Meall Dubh and descend about 80m to the head of the Cam Bhealach at NN222936. N from here, a good stalkers’ path zig-zags up to a col just SE of the summit of Sron a’ Choire Ghairbh. Climb up to the summit, 937m, and return to the col. Head NE, over a small summit, 908mEX. The narrow ridge widens but keep to the high ground, heading E to Sean Mheall, 887m. Descend steeply E on rough and bouldery ground to a small lochan at 684mEX. Turn NE on similar but more level terrain, and make for Meall nan Dearcag, 693m. Descend steeply NE again until the angle eases, then turn ESE down the slopes to the GGW where it crosses the Kilfinnan Burn. Follow the GGW to Laggan Locks and cross the canal to the CP.
Distance: 20km, height to climb: 1,405m.
Meet at Fort William Woollen Mill at 9.30am. Saturday July 22 Little Bonnet of Lorn, Lochaline. An interesting walk on the crest of an impressive rocky scarp, set between the wilderness of Morvern and the Sound of Mull.
Splendid views of the coast and islands of the inner and Outer Hebrides. Remains of a village of 21 houses, forcibly cleared in 1824. Start on the cycle trail at NM681504. Head S then SW on the forest track to turn right at the first junction then sharp right at the next. Follow this branch around the corrie, taking the left fork at the next junction.
Head up NE to find the start of a rough track at NM6756049700 and follow it N up the slope to exit the forest at NM6742449970, on An t-Sreang. Follow the broad ridge W to Aoineadh Beag, then NW over Sgurr na Gréine and Aoineadh Mór to reach the summit of Sìthean na Raplaich. Head NE, along the rim of the scarp to the source of a small burn at about NM643523, which tumbles SE down the slope. Negotiate the scarp where convenient to follow the burn down on its N side until it crosses a forest track at NM6469652102. Follow the track SE, turning left at the first junction towards the Township. Fork right at NM6547551707 on to an old track that soon ends.
Negotiate rough ground and dense undergrowth N for about 100m to reach the footpath at the township. Follow the footpath to the CP at the public road NM668517.
Distance: 14km, height to climb: 520m.
Meet at Corran ferry slip at 9.15am.
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 email@example.com. Sunday July 23 Sgurr Thionail (906m), Am- Bathaich (892m), Sgurr a’ Mhaoraich (1,027m). Start from Coireshubh. Follow path along Allt Coire Sgoireadail to head of coire. Join stalkers path at NG980903.
Follow path to summit of Sgurr Thionail. Head S down ridge to either summit of AmBathaich and descend E down stalkers’ path to Glen Quoich and second car at NH014040, or continue S to summit of Sgurr a’ Mhaoraich. Head W to 948m spot height. Head SW and then S down to Meall an Uillt Bhain.
Head WNW to pylon. Then S to loch and car.
Distance: 13km, height to climb 1,150m.
Suggested by Gavin Theobald; co- ordinated by Ken Stevenson.