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 27) Teatle Water and Monument, Dalmally
A pleasant walk on forest tracks where recent clear felling has opened up views of Cruachan, Loch Awe, Glen Orchy and Glen Lochy. Some points of archaeological interest to find.
Park on A819 at the end of forest road just N of Achlian at NN1204724667. Head NE along the track for about 600m and turn SE at the junction. Turn SW at the next junction and follow the track uphill to NN1351124014.
Ignoring the first junction (not mapped), turn E at the second and continue up to the radio mast. Pass the mast, then after crossing the Eas nan Ruadh, take the track to the left, running NE through the forest.
When the track ends, continue NE and cross the small stream. Climb over (or through) the old fence and continue along the ride to reach another track at NN1471824176.
Turn N and follow the track downhill, by-pass Blarchaorain and continue N to the Dun Athaich EX Monument. (Note: crossincised stone – early medieval, at NN1442025860).
At the junction, turn NW on to the old military road and follow it past Ardteatle Cottage to the Cairn at NN1322925415. (Cup marked stone in the vicinity).
Continue through a pleasant wooded area until the track crosses the Teatle Water, and then shortly after, joins the outward track to reach the starting point.
Grade: L; Distance: 10Km; Height to climb: 300m.
Meet at Longsdale car park, Oban NM862307 at 9.50am, Glencoe Village CP NN098587 at 9.30am. Start of walk at 10.30am.
Leader: Graham Innes 01631 562290 or 07767 714503.
Sunday July 30 Sgurr nan Coireachan and Sgurr Thuilm, Glenfinnan. Two Munros
A classic mountain walk taking in the Coire Thollaidh Horseshoe. Easy access to a splendid high level expedition in a rough and remote area.
Start from the CP on the W side of the River Finnan at the start of the estate road, NM905808.
Follow the estate road up Glen Finnan to the bridge over the Allt a Chaol- ghinne and right to Corryhully bothy. The track continues and crosses the Allt a’Choire Chàrnaig. Shortly after this crossing, a stalkers’ path climbs N up the slope, giving access to the SE ridge of Sgurr a’ Choire Riabhaich. Climb this to its summit at 852m.
Continue to the Munro summit of Sgurr nan Coireachan, 956m. Descend its NE ridge and follow the rim of the huge Coire Thollaidh over Meall an Tàrmachain, 826m and Beinn Gharbh, 825m to reach the second Munro of Sgurr Thuilm, 963m.
Descend S to a shoulder, then SW down Druim Coire a’Bheithe to the bridge over the River Finnan. Follow the estate road back to the start.
Grade: S; Distance: 20Km; Height to climb: 1400m. Map(s): LR40, EX398
Meet at: Fort William Woollen Mill NN112742 at 0900. Start of walk at 0930. Leader: TBA
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 29 Black Mount, Stob Ghabhar (1090m, Munro) — peak of goats; Stob a’ Choire Odhair (945m, Munro) — peak of the dun- coloured corrie.
Start from the car park at NN270418, 300m before Victoria Bridge. Follow a short path NE to rejoin the road, cross Victoria Bridge and turn left at Forest Lodge. Follow the track W by the Abhainn Shira to a small building at NN256425.
Turn N on to the path that follows the Allt Toaig. After about 2km, cross the Allt Toaig NN2511243958 to gain access to the spur of Aonach Eagach. A faint path may be found.
Head NW up the spur which narrows to a crest and follow it to a summit, 991m. The ridge curves W around the rim of the magnificent Coirein Lochain leading to the summit of Stob Ghabhar.
Return to the 991m summit, just E of which at NN2370945398 a footpath leads N down the Couloir Buttress. Follow it, curving E to reach a col at 668m. Continue E up to the summit of Stob a’Choire Odhair.
Descend SW at first on bouldery ground and locate a good stalkers’ path which leads S and zigzags down to the Allt Toaig path at NN253446. Head down S and return by the outward route. (18km, 1200m ascent) Suggested and coordinated by Gerry Gilbert.