Day Trip to the Blackmount area
on Sunday 4 June 2017

Map required is LandRanger 50 Glen Orchy & surrounding area,
but you can download and print a useful map section below ....

As this will be the first day trip after the closure of the Cathcart office, travel arrangements will be made in advance and walkers will meet up at the Green Welly at 9.30 for coffee.  The lower level group start at Tyndrum and the higher level group will drive to their start point at Victoria Bridge.

At the end of the walks we should all meet up again at the Inveroran Hotel for refreshments.  We plan to leave there no later than 6.00 pm which would mean that we should be back in Glasgow for around 8pm.

Proposed Routes

Stob Gabhar and Stob a'Choire Odhair

These two Munros can be climbed from Victoria Bridge at the end of the road in from Bridge of Orchy. The track is followed west along the north side of the Linne na Beatach for 1.5km to a small hut. Turn north and follow the path on the east side of the Allt Toaig for 2km. The path crosses a burn at 2524446 and a stalkers path follows a broad ridge to the summit of Stob a Choire Odhair (943m).

From the summit descend west along a broad ridge to the bealach between Stob a Choire Odhair and Stob Gabhar at about 660m. Ascend gradually west For about 0.5km then more steeply south-west to reach the crest of a narrow ridge called Aonach Eagach (991m). A path on the left of this ridge avoids the narrower sections. After passing two minor bumps, the ridge merges with the SE ridge and this is climbed north-west along the edge of the north-west face of Stob Gabhar to the summit (1087m).

The descent route is via the SE ridge of Stob Gabhar, crossing the Allt Toaig to re-join the uphill path. Otherwise stay on the west side of the stream to join the path to Clashgour and the return to Victoria Bridge.

Distance 15 km
Total ascent 1250m
Likely time 6 hours

The route can be shortened to one Munro by descending SE from the bealach to re-join the outward path.

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West Highland Way from Tyndrum to Inveroran

This section of the West Highland Way follows the old military road from Tyndrum,  via Auch and Bridge of Orchy, to Inveroran. The route uses good paths and tracks but care should be taken when crossing the A82 at Bridge of Orchy. The total ascent can be reduced by 150m by walking along the minor road from Bridge of Orchy to Inveroran instead of following the official route over Mam Carraigh. The walk finishes at the Inveroran Hotel where the whole group should be able to meet up.

Distance 14.4 km
Total ascent 360m
Likely time 5 hours

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Other Routes

Other routes could include an ascent of the Munros Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh, the Corbetts Beinn Bhreac-liath and Beinn Udlaidh, and the lower hills Ben Inverveigh and Meall Tairbh.

What next?

If you would like to come along on this day walk, e-mail me and I will organise the cars/lifts. Please indicate which of the above routes (or any alternatives) you are interested in following.

Hope to see you on the day.

Willie Robison, Blackmount Organiser


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