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 Au­gust 3) Gleann Cia-aig Cir­cuit Loch Arkaig.

Start from the CP at Eas Chia-aig on the B8005. Take the foot­path head­ing N, past the wa­ter­falls and up steeply to the power sta­tion.

Fol­low the wide hy­dro road N up the glen and zig-zag up steeply to reach the for­est road at NN180894. Turn N and fol­low the road up the glen.

Af­ter about 2.5Km, visit the dam on the Ab­hainn Chia-aig. The route con­tin­ues N on the orig­i­nal for­est track which di­min­ishes to a foot­path.

On emerg­ing from the for­est, con­tinue on the path and cross the river on a bridge at NN187928. Turn NW, leav­ing the path, and climb up on rough ground in to Gleann Tar­suin and fol­low it W to a wa­ter­shed at 440m alt., NN168932.

Head SW and af­ter about 200m, reach a faint foot­path head­ing S near the E bank of the Alt Dubh. Fol­low the path S to Ach­nasaul. Join the mi­nor pub­lic road and fol­low it E back to Eas Chia-aig.

Dis­tance: 14km. Height to climb 400m.

Meet at Fort Wil­lian Woollen Mill at 9.30am.

Satur­day Au­gust 5 Glais Bheinn and the Ta­ble of Lorn, Locha­line.

An in­ter­est­ing walk in a re­mote cor­ner of Morvern. Splen­did views over the Sound of Mull and Firth of Lorn.

Start at the end of the pub­lic road at Ard­tor­nish Gar­dens, NM703473, where park­ing is avav­i­l­able.

Walk SE past some es­tate build­ings, then turn S, up through a band of de­cid­u­ous wood­land, to reach the open hill­side. Con­tinue S up the north­ern flank of Goir­tain Dearg to its sum­mit, 288m.

Turn SE and gain the sum­mit of Glais Bheinn,479m. De­scend E to a small col to reach the Ta­ble of Lorn. De­scend to the S, keep­ing to the W side of the Dearg Allt and out of its gorge.

When the ground steep­ens, turn W and fol­low the crest of the es­carp­ment of Aoineadh Mor, keep­ing N of the fence line where the Quarry Burn plunges into a gorge.

Head NW un­til past the es­carp­ment of Aoineadh Beag, then turn S down through a band of wood­land to reach the track at the head of Ard­tor­nish Bay. A short de­tour S leads to the ru­ined cas­tle and light­house at Ard­tor­nish Point.

Re­turn to the track and fol­low it N along the shore of Loch Aline back to the start.

Dis­tance: 18km. Height to climb: 600m.

Meet at Cor­ran Ferry slip for 9.15am sail­ing.

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.

Sun­day Au­gust 6 Meall Greigh (1001m, Munro) Meall Garbh (1123m, Munro)

Park at Ben Law­ers Ho­tel (pay­ment re­quired) and walk along road for about 500m then turn left up the track.

Leave the path be­fore it crosses Law­ers Burn and head up to Sron Mhor and on to Meall Greigh.

Fol­low the ridge W then SW to Meall Garbh and con­tinue on to the loose steep scramble up to An Stuc.

Con­tinue down the ridge to reach Bealach Dubh then de­scend the steep grassy gully close to the stream to Lochan nan Cat.

Con­tinue east to a track. Fol­low this for about 400m then join the out­ward path cross­ing Law­ers Burn by a foot­bridge.

Dis­tance: 16.5km. Height to climb: 1230m.

Sug­gested by Ken Steven­son; co-or­di­nated by Suzanne Theobald.

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