Hill walk

  • When : 22/07/2018
  • Event Time : All Day Event
  • Location : Taynuilt, Taynuilt
  • Event Price : N/A
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Sunday 22 nd July Map 50, NN028319 Taynuilt Stob Dearg/Taynuilt Peak (1103m, Munro Top) — red peak Ben Cruachan (1127m, Munro) — heaped hill Start from the car park in Inverawe Country Park, 800m NE of the Smokery, at NN028319. Head NE on the track until it emerges from the forest at the shore of Loch Etive. Leave the track, head SE across rough ground, cross a fence and climb a steep, uneven slope to the summit of Meall Copagach, 660m. Turning S, continue climbing to the summit of Meall nan Each, 906m. Turn SE and descend about 100m to a col with several small lochans. Continue SE and climb the steep slope ahead to the summit of Stob Dearg, the W Top of Cruachan known as the Taynuilt Peak. Descend SE another 100m to a col and climb the ridge to the summit of Ben Cruachan. Head S down the ridge to the Bealach an Lochain at the head of Coire Dearg. Climb S to the summit of Meall Cuanail, 918m. Leave the summit heading SE, soon curving S following the fence line down to its intersection with a track at NN070260. Head E on the track down to the dam. Descend the staircase to reach the track below the dam and follow it across the bridge over the Allt Cruachan. Locate the start of the path that leads S on the E side of this river and follow it over a stile and down through woodland to the railway. Pass under the railway at Falls of Cruachan Station to reach the A85 main road. (14km, 1500m ascent)

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