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Sunday 11th March – Meall Buidhe (Glen Ogle) &

Posted By at Monday, March 12, 2018

Five members of Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club set out on Sunday 11th March, intent on visiting the summit of Meall Buidhe, the 719 metre high Graham which overlooks Glen Ogle.

 Beginning at the Falls of Dochart in Killin, the group followed the route of National Cycle Route Seven, initially along the route of the old railway, for over two miles, gradually ascending to the car park close to the Glen Ogle Cottages. The “motorway” walking surface of either tarmac or high quality gravel gave no hint of the challenges yet to come! Once the car park was left behind, a zig zag track led up eastwards through Sitka spruce to a transmitter mast below Beinn Leabhainn. Conditions underfoot rapidly changed as soft snow, a foot or more in depth, provided a considerable work out for various newly discovered leg muscles. Visibility diminished as the clouds were entered at approximately 500 metres in height. After a pause at the mast, plans to proceed to Meall Buidhe were rapidly abandoned given the depth of the snow, which by this stage was capable in places of swallowing legs as well as feet! An entertaining descent northwards, for which a toboggan would have been ideal, led to extensive woods and the Rob Roy Way which had taken on a Scandinavian appearance with continuous ankle deep snow. This was followed by the path by Achmore Burn and a return to Killin, now on the tarmac of the South Loch Tay road. The walk was concluded with welcome refreshments in front of the open fire in the Falls of Dochart Hotel. The photo shows four of the group on the ascent of the zig zag path.

 Sorry guys - could not orientate !!