Ballachulish Sunshine!

Yes, I’m back, mainly due to ptc* pestering me! 😉

Apparently it’s been raining a bit down south but the forecast for the West Highlands was dry and sunny so we headed for Ballachulish to do the Beinn a’ Bheithir Horseshoe.  And a cracking weekend it was too!

Sgorr Dhearg from Sgor Bhan

Sgorr Dhearg from Sgor Bhan

Looking down on Ballachulish and Loch Leven

Looking down on Ballachulish and Loch Leven

We parked the car at the church on the A82 and walked back to the village, past the school and on towards Sgor Bhan.  Some fine scrambling quickly saw us gain height giving a fantastic panoramic view from Mull in the west, across to Ardgour with Eigg and Rum beyond, the Mamores and Nevis to the north and of course Glencoe in the east. Could also pick out Ben Lui and Ben Cruachan to the south.

Looking over to Ardgour

Looking over to Ardgour

Stayed at Bob and Chris’s excellent B&B in Kinlochleven on Saturday night.  More fine weather on Sunday saw us head for a lovely woodland walk up to Blackwater Reservoir.  Returned via the conduit before hitting the West Highland Way back to Kinlochleven and then bumped into the aforementioned ptc* and family.

Looking forward to a trip to Rum in a couple of weeks – I will post a report – honest!

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5 Responses to “Ballachulish Sunshine!”

  1. Hee hee. I’ve got a great photo of me on Sgorr Dhonuill sporting a fine Leicester City scarf!

  2. That looks bloody lovely.

    How long did that walk take?

  3. AyrshireTiger Says:

    Was a lovely day indeed! Took us about 8 hours but could have been done in 7 comfortably – it was such a cracking day we didn’t rush and you know what TBW is like coming downhill! 😉 Left Glasgow at 8.30am, on the hill at 11am, got down just after 7pm.

  4. Cracking indeed – a good read and photos as well.

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