Blairgowrie & District Hillwalking Club
Web site: www.bdhc.org.uk
Walk A: Ben Lui & Beinn A’Chleibh
Start at the car park NN239.278. Cross the River Lochay by the stepping stones (hopefully!) or by wading. Follow path on E side of the Eas Daimh through the conifer forest. After c600m cross the burn and follow path to the stile in the fence and onto the open hillside. Follow Ben Lui’s NNW ridge to its summit. (M) 1130m. Descend SW to the bealach at the head of Fionn Chorein and follow flat ridge to summit of Beinn a’Chleibh (M) 916m. Return to the bealach and descend the slopes of Fionn Chorein back to the stile in the deer fence and down to the start.
Approx distance: 11km. Total ascent: 1060m. Min walking time:5 hrs
Walk B: Ben Lui
Follow A walk up to the summit of Ben Lui then down to the bealach then follow the last section of the A route.
Approx distance: 8.5km. Total ascent: 938m. Min walking time:3.5 hrs
Walk C: two possibilities one from Tyndrum and one in Glen Lochy
Tyndrum, cross bridge, turn left and pick up Forestry Commission waymarked trail at NN327.306.
Glen Lochy – head SW from start of A/B walks and leave road at NN236.276 on right, follow old military road W through forest.
Approx distance: various. Total ascent: various. Min walking time:various
Please note that experienced members are welcome to create their own walk should they so wish. Any applicable club rules should be followed and the route posted with the Meet Secretary on the day.
Email meets/at/bdhc.org.uk or phone on 01334 870866 if you want to come - visitors please feel free to use this email.
Please note that the Minimum walking times are based on reasonably fast walkers and assuming good conditions. The times do not include stops or breaks. In poor weather conditions or if members are not comfortable walking at 4km/hour then alternative or shorter routes should be considered.
The next club walk is on Sunday 16th July to Glen Feshie followed by the club BBQ on Saturday 29th July.
IMPORTANT : YOUR SAFETY IN THE HILLS
The Committee reminds members and guests of the following important points:
- You are responsible for your own safety
- Club officials are not trained mountain leaders
- Are you fit enough to complete your chosen walk in the available time?
- Know where you are going on the walk and follow the route on your map.
- Know how many are in your party and stay together
- Ensure you have enough food plus emergency rations
- Carry a map & compass, survival bag, torch, whistle and small first aid kit. Know how to use them.
- In winter conditions you must carry an ice axe on high level walks (club rule). You are also recommended to carry crampons.
- Learn how to use your equipment.