Meall a'Choirein Luachraich

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After a week walking with friends this climb provided much of the satisfaction of its higher neighbours. The top is isolated enough to offer a great range of views and looks directly to Garbh Bheinn, probably one of Scotland's finest small mountains. An early boost for the first, and steepest, 100m of climb is on a rubble 'path' over the water pipes supplying the hydro plant.

Navigation is straightforward and maintaining a reasonable height avoids the bog of the glen floor. All dangers are obvious on the outward route but extra care must be taken on the descent. This is deer country and their paths can be helpful, but remember they don't avoid water or large leaps. If chatter is kept to a minimum deer may be evident and there is the possibility of sighting golden eagles. Additionally, in clear weather the views are exceptional and include The Cuillins, Ben Resipol, Ben Nevis, Glencoe ranges, Ben Cruachan and the Arran Mountains.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Morvern

Features

Birds, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Wildlife
9/19/2023 - naomi shragai

Disappointed by the information given for this walk for two reasons. First, the navigational details are really sparse. You need a compass, for sure, because there is no path from Waymark 2 onwards and landmarks are surprisingly omitted that would aid guidance. For instance, we passed a striking waterfall and then came to a plateau just before Waymark 3 that included a wonderful 'bowl' of land ahead surrounded by a ridge of hills. Neither is mentioned. And neither photo of Waymark 2 or Waymark 3 were recognisable, and the route was not clear at all. Second, from Waymark 2 to 3 you have to walk through long mountain grass and heather, which is not that pleasant or safe. We gave up just before what appeared to be Waymark 3, according to our GPS, because the way ahead to Waymark 4 was unclear and there was still only grass and heather to wade through. Nevertheless, the view from that point was spectacular, as described, it being a clear day. But at an hour and 20 minutes drive from Fort William, much of it along single-track roads, without the views it would have been a disappointing outing.