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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.