Beinn Chapull - Loch na Sreinge

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Starting from close by the beautiful Loch Avich, there is constant interest on the walk to the old hamlet of Fineglen at the base of the climb to Beinn Chapull. The early track is easy going and forms part of the Right of Way to Scammadale.
This section is also known as the 'String of Lorne' Heritage Path, relating to a battle of 1296 in which the Campbell chief was killed by MacDougals. A cairn (on map) shortly after the loch marks the spot.

The climb from Fineglen to the summit, whilst not being very long, is steep in places and in icy conditions could be a scramble on short grass slopes. On a clear day the views from the summit are inspiring. There are several small cliffs, all shown on the map, which are easily avoided.

On our visit we saw frogs, vole, lizard, an unidentified raptor and on our descent a golden eagle sat on the nearby cliff and watched us falling over the tussocks. Capercaillie and osprey have been seen on the south side of Loch Avich.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Argyll and Bute - Oban and Lorn


Ancient Monument, Birds, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Wildlife
10/2/2013 - Andy Dickinson

An excellent walk. The climb from the Burn really got the heart rate racing, but the view from the top was well worth it. Make sure you do this walk on a clear day!