Beinn Challum

Mamlorn Hills

Start Point: Park by roadside at Kirkton Farm.
Grid Reference: OS sheet 50, GR357278
Time: 4-6 hours (ie. rompers - botanists)
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Alison and Pete striking a hot pose enroute

Introduction

What an incredible day. It started off with clear blue skies on a freezing morning, and then the clouds drifted in. The clouds enhanced the total alpine experience, as at about 800m we came through to some of the best veiws I've ever enjoyed.

I've gone a bit crazy for the photos on this one but the scenery really does deserve it... and they're definitely worth the download time. (For those people I met up there, I'd be quite happy to email you the photos at best quality.) The day before we were debating whether it was really worth the trip up to Crianlarich and once my slothly in-laws saw the photos they were gutted they had voted for an extra couple of hours in bed. Bottom line is... you've got to go when it looks good, as it might just turn out to be immense.

The view north to the summit of Beinn Challum

Route

  • Park in the layby on the A82, 3 miles north of Crianlarich, at Kirkton Farm.
  • From the roadside follow the road over the bridge to Kirkton Farm, then follow the path past St Fillans Priory and cross the railway lines at the crossing point.
  • Once across the railway head NE up the gentle slopes of hill. There is no distinct path, there is however a clear line of fence posts that will help keep you on track.
  • You continue over a flattened area before pushing up the south summit (GR387316), from this point head 800m North to get to the summit (1025m, GR387323).
  • The route back to the car is simply the reverse of the way up.

 

Rob, Dave, Paula and Steve mixing it up at the summit.

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