you've read my account of Cruach Ardain you will already know
that I took on this hill on the same day.... and once again
I will emphasise that it really was too big a day. Should you
wish to do more walking than just this hill, it could be added
to An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin. This in itself is a sizeable
task given the drop between peaks. With the weekend just passed
with fatalaties on the hills and mountain rescue collecting
idiots in jeans and trainers from Ben Nevis, it is important
not to over estimate what can be accomplished in a day.
Chabhair was a good finish to a big day, there is over 300m drop
between Beinn Chabhair and Beinn a'Chroin and the ascent to the
summit is a bit of a slog up the grassy slopes. The next time
I visit this hill I will be taking it on its own.
I was coming from the peaks to the East, the ideal starting
point would be the from the layby at Derrydaroch. (Online
multimap). If one munro is not sufficient, this starting
point offers easy access to Stob Glas leading to An Caisteal
and Beinn a' Chroin.
the bridge then follow the West Highland Way to the Allt
a' Chuillinn. Then follow the path along side the burn for
approximately 2 km. As the photo above shows there are numerous
small waterfalls and beautiful views of the summit from
GR357194 pick your way South up the steep grassy slopes
to reach the ridge.
the summit a similar route can be followed to get back to
the car..... and you can simply stay on the ridge as long
as you wish before dropping down into the valley. Care should
be taken not to simply follow the path west as the usual
route starts about 5km south along the A82 at Beinglas farm
(GR322187). However, this option may well offer a little
variety to the walk finishing with a straight forward hike
along the West Highland Way to the car. The decision is
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