Beinn Heasgarnich from Glen Lyon

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Glen Lyon is the longest enclosed glen in Scotland and from east of Fortingall it stretches westwards for 48 kilometres to the Great Wall of Rannoch. At the head of the glen is Loch Lyon, held back by Lubreoch Dam, part of a hydro scheme. From the southern end of the dam the route follows a broad lochside track for 2kms to reach the Allt Chall stream and then the climbing begins. A pathless grassy ridge climbs for almost 3km to reach the north-east end of the summit ridge. Here a faint path provides relatively easy walking along a broad ridge with a few lochans and a short, sharp climb leads to the trig point on the summit plateau. The descent is via the grassy north-west ridge with spectacular views into Coire Heasgarnich. Initially narrow, the ridge broadens as it descends to meet the lochside path beside the Allt Heasgarnich. A 4km trek along the lochside track leads back to the dam.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Perth and Kinross - Rannoch and Glen Lyon

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