Saturday 10th August Maps LR40/41 and EX398/399 Gleann Dubh Lighe
Braigh nan Uamhachan (765m, Corbett) – Slope of the Caves
Gaor Bheinn (987m, Munro) – noisy mountain
The Corbett lies at the N end of the long ridge that separates Gleann Dubh Lighe from Gleann Fionnlighe. Option to continue on to Gaor Bheinn from the advantageous altitude of 500m.
Start from the small CPex at Drochaid Sgainnir off the A830 at the foot of Gleann Dubh Lighe,
NM929798. Follow the track N in to Gleann Dubh Lighe on the W side of the river. After 2.5km, turn E at a junction, cross the river and head N again past the Bothy. The track deteriorates to a
path. On emerging from the trees, head E uphill following the fence, which continues up beyond the plantation. Once on the crest of the ridge, follow it N over Na h-Uamhachan, 691m, just after which a well-built wall appears. Follow this along the crest, over Sron Liath and down to a col at 683m*. When the wall turns W, continue N up the ridge to the summit of Braigh nan Uamhachan.
Head N for a further 600m then head ENE down a ridge to reach a small summit, Gualann nan Osna, 542m, at the head of Coire Reidhex. Just E of here slightly lower down is the watershed**
between Coire Reidh and Glen Camgharaidh, below the huge bulk of Gaor Bhein (Gulvain). Climb ESE up the steep slope to the high col between its twin peaks. Head N first to the Munro summit,
987m, then S to the Munro Top, surmounted by a trig point, 961m. Descend S over the small summit at 855m, then steeply down to reach the head of the path in Gleann Fionnlighe. Follow this
out to the A830.
Transport required at NM960794, 6 mins from start.
**For a shorter day, omitting the Munro, descend S from the watershed in to Coire Reidh and continue S to join the path in Gleann Fionnlighe. *Coire Reidh can also be reached conveniently
from the 683m col S of the summit of Braigh nan Uamhachan.
22km, 1463m ascent
*17km, 870m ascent
**19km, 870m ascent