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 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 email@example.com 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.