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Ben Lui

25th June 2017
Transport Start: Alyth Square @ 6:45am.     Blairgowrie Wellmeadow @ 7:00am.

Map No: 50

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 or phone on 01334 870866 if you want to come - visitors please feel free to use this email.

The cut off point for booking a place on a scheduled walk will be 10.00pm on the Wednesday prior to the walk. Any member or guest booking prior to this will be guaranteed a place, regardless of the means of transport. A booking received by the Meet Secretary after this point may be accepted but only if there is a pre-existing place available on the chosen transport, or if the person is willing to use their own car (where the walk would allow).

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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.

Club officials will be happy to give advice on any of these points if requested.