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 peo­ple can try be­fore they buy. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion at www.lochaberand­lorn-ram­blers. org.uk. Lochaber and Lorn Ram­blers Group can be con­tacted by email on info@lochaberand­lorn-ram­blers.org.uk Satur­day Septem­ber 15: Ari­saig to Bor­ro­dale House Start from the Post Of­fice at Ari­saig where lim­ited park­ing is avail­able. Walk south and take the mi­nor road at the bend, cross the bridge over the canal and take the track E, which fol­lows it to Mains Farm.

The track turns S to the junc­tion at Glen Cot­tage. Turn left and fol­low the track E for 300m to a junc­tionEX. Turn right and fol­low the track S up to a low pass at 60m alt.

Look for the cup-marked stone at M6686384468. Con­tinue S down to the shore at Ca­mas Ghaoideil.

An easy scram­ble up a rocky out­crop leads to a small bothy perched above a precipice at the E end of the beach, NM670839. Fol­low the coast E for about 2Km to the road end at NM684843 on the ti­dal in­let of Saideal Druim an DaraichEX.

Cross the es­tu­ary and pick up a path that leads E to Prince Char­lie’s Cave at NM6906384432. Con­tinue E for 200m, then turn S across a stream on a foot­bridge and climb up to the Dun at Rubha Aird Ghamhs­gail.

Re­turn to re-cross the foot­bridge then fol­low the track N to Bor­ro­dale House. Turn E to reach the A830 at NM697850. Trans­port re­quired.

Re­turn trains from Beas­dale (re­quest stop) to Fort Wil­liam at 16.27 and 18.37. Grade: L; Dis­tance: 10km; Climb: 270m; Map(s): LR40, EX398

Meet at: Fort Wil­liam Stn NN105741 for 08.30 dep to Ari­saig, Fort Wil­liam WM NN113742 at 09.30. Start of walk at 10.30 Leader: Ron­nie Forbes 01866 822 611 or 07525 782929.

Thurs­day Septem­ber 20: Beinn Bhreac, Bar­cal­dine

Start from the B845 road at the for­est en­trance NM980382, where lim­ited park­ing is avail­able.

Walk S up the road for ap­prox 200m, cross the burn and pick up an ATV track which heads up the SW flank of Beinn Bhreac. When the route flat­tens off, aim for the ring con­tour at NM989388, just S of a small lochan. Fol­low the vague ridge NNE to gain the sum­mit Beinn Bhreac, 708m.

De­scend NNE, gen­tly at first then more steeply into the wide corrie at the head of Gleann Dubh, E of the for­est bound­ary. Cross the Ab­hainn Teithil, then the deer fence to lo­cate a rough track that fol­lows the river down­stream to the head of the for­est track at NN000424. Fol­low this W then S to re-cross the Ab­hainn Teithil.

Turn W at the next junc­tion and con­tinue W for 2km to the junc­tion at NM971421. Turn N over the river and im­me­di­ately W on a path that fol­lows the river down to the CP at Suther­land’s Grove. Trans­port re­quired

Grade: M; Dis­tance: 10km; Height to climb: 566m; Map(s): LR49, EX376

Meet at: North Bal­lachul­ish Sch NN053603 at 0925, Longs­dale CP Oban NM862307 at 09.0. Start of walk at 1000. Leader: To­ril Frantzen 07788 264007.

NE­VIS HILL­WALK­ING CLUB

Full walk de­tails at www.nevishill­walk­ing.club. If any­one would like to go out on the walk please con­tact club sec­re­tary Suzanne Theobald on 01397 701783 or email en­quiries@nevishill­walk­ing. club.

Sun­day Septem­ber 16: Map 41, NN187622 Kin­lochleven

Fol­low the path from the edge of the car park marked for Loch Eilde Mor. The path climbs steeply through trees and crosses the moor un­til it even­tu­ally reaches a ve­hi­cle track.

Turn left here briefly be­fore turn­ing right to con­tinue in the orig­i­nal di­rec­tion on an­other stalk­ers’ path. The path crosses a stream and climbs around the south­ern flank of Sgurr Eilde Beag. Con­tinue on the stalk­ers’ path, pass­ing be­neath the steep east face and cross­ing the north flank of Sgurr Eilde Beag be­fore head­ing up to the ridge in a wide zig-zag.

Turn right up the broad ridge to the mi­nor sum­mit at 1062m. From here you can see the ridge run­ning out to Bin­nein Mor to the north. Fol­low it north to reach the Bin­nein Mor sum­mit.

Re­turn south to the 1,062m mi­nor sum­mit. This time, fol­low the nar­row­ing ridge southwest down to a bealach and then reas­cend to Na Gru­a­gaichean.

From here fol­low the eas­ier south ridge then de­scend southwest down rough, path­less ground to re­turn to the track. Turn right be­fore a path cut­ting down on the left leads back down to the woods around the Grey Mare’s Tail, and Kin­lochleven.

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