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Sunday Walk Report

SUNDAY 17th APRIL 2016 - BUACHAILLE ETIVE BEAG

Another full bus with a car too. The walk was Buachaille Etive Beag with its two Munros, at the head of Glencoe. Winter still continued and several members and new visitors Kay & Sergio opted for the low level West Highland Way walk from Bridge of Orchy to The Kingshouse, possibly the most scenic part of the WHW I think. Another 3 walkers opted for the Corbett behind The Kingshouse Beinn a’ Chrulaiste.

So 8 of us set off through the Lairig Gartain for our Munros. A cold day but dry with high cloud. After many years living abroad, former member Jackie is now back out with us, including her 14 year old twins. New to Scottish Hillwalking, and certainly used to more tropical climates than Scotland has, the boys did very well and managed to reach the bealach between both Munros reaching a height of about 750m. The rest of us scaled Stob na Broige which was clothed in a thick snowfield all the way to the summit. Had the snow been any harder, crampons would have been required. Then it was on to Stob Coire Raineach and back to the bus. A cold day, but dry and very enjoyable.

SUNDAY 15TH MAY 2016 - GLENSHEE

The bus trips are really doing very well this year though we are only using the 15 maximum seater. So it was another full bus and a car heading up to Glenshee for a variety of walks. Leon jumped off early near Blacklunans to walk the ridge on the west side of the A93 to The Spitall of Gleshee.

The first stop for the bus was The Spittal of Glenshee. Our current Munro Baggers John and Lillian, accompanied by Jim and Billy headed off towards Dalmunzie Hotel for Glas Tuilleachan and Carn an Righ. Nine of us also started our low level walk following the Cateran Trail towards Enochdhu and making a big loop up onto high ground for our return back to The Spittal. New visitor Scott joined us for the day and the twins coped much better with the warmer weather

It wasn’t all low level though and we had a variety of easy-going climbs and descents during the day. The weather was lovely, high clouds and lots of sun and no snow. The views over this wide expanse of moorland that stretches from the A93 over towards Kirkmichael and beyond to Pitlochry and Blair Atholl were a real treat.Four other members continued on the bus up to the Ski Centre Car Park where the walk was due to start from. They did the 3 Munros to the west of the Ski Centre and enjoyed their day too.

For details of our Sunday walks go to the Walks Programme page.

Weekend Meet Report: Forest Way bunkhouse

We had a great weekend trip to the Forest Way bunkhouse near Braemore junction. The weather was good but very windy. On Sat teams were in the Fannichs – Sgurr Breac and A’ Chailleach; The Grahams – Groban and Beinn Beag; Eididh nan Clach Geala in the Beinn Dearg group; and cycling out to Achiltibuie. On Sun a different group did Eididh nan Clach Geala and added Meal nan Ceapraichean; Grahams - Carn Loch nan Amhaichean from Inchbae; some local small hills round the bunkhouse; and cycling up the west side of Loch Ewe near Poolewe. See photos on Facebook.

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