Hill walk

  • When : 18/02/2018
  • Event Time : All Day Event
  • Location : Tyndrum, Tyndrum
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18th February Map 50, NN352290 Tyndrum Beinn Challuim (1025m, Munro) — Calum’s hill Start the walk at the parking by Auchertyre Farm and follow the West Highland Way towards Kirkton farm. Just before the Kirkton farm, there is a track going up the hill, cemetery with two large trees on your left. This track crosses the railway at a level crossing — apparently it is not permitted to use the bridge further east. Across the railway line there is a faint path taking you up the hill following the deer fence. There are a couple of stiles you need to cross and the ground is boggy so you may want to cross the lower level fence to avoid some of the peat hags but you can also go around these without much effort. The path eventually leaves the fence and turns ENE and then N up to the south top which has a cairn at 998m. From the south summit care is needed in mist, as the ridge is split in two by a cleft. Head W a short distance crossing the cleft and onto the ridge, follow the ridge on the W side N. The ridge descends briefly before the final ascent to the main summit of Ben Challum. From here you can head NW down the ridge to Bealach Ghlas-Leathaid and turn W crossing the Allt Gleann a Chlachain and onto the track that takes you back to the starting point. But this is quite a steep and in parts rocky descent and care must be taken in winter. The burn may also be too difficult to cross but you can follow it on the E side to nearer the sheilings where there is a bridge. If not possible retrace your route back down which gives some lovely views. (12km, 900m ascent)

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