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An Caisteal, Beinn Chabhair and West Highland Way
Sunday 21st April 2019
Blairgowrie (Wellmeadow): 7:30am Alyth (Square): 7:15am
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A Walk – An Caisteal and Beinn Chabhair.
Start in Glen Falloch at Derrydaroch 351220 and head South-East on the long North west ridge passing over Stob Glas to the summit of An Caisteal (M-995m.). Head due South for approx. ½ km. to 379188, then South-West to the coll at 374183. From here continue South-West, climbing sharply to the summit of Beinn Chabhair (M-933m.). Turn North for 50m and then descend the West ridge over Meall nan Tarmachan to the South side of Lochan a’ Chaisteil, them over Meall Mor nan Eag dropping down to Beinglas Farm, cross the River Falloch and South to Inverarnan.
Approx. distance: 12.5 km
Total ascent: 1200 m
Min. walking time: 5½ - 6 hrs
B Walk – Beinn Chabhair.
Start in Glen Falloch near Beinglas Farm 319187. Cross the Bridge over the River Falloch and head for Beinglas Farm. Climb steeply behind the Farm and follow the path, boggy in parts, along the North side of the Beinglas Burn to Lochan Beinn Chabhair. From here climb East then North-East to reach the ridge about 360184, hen East to the summit of Beinn Chabhair (M – 933m.). Descend as the “A” walk, turn North for 50m and then descend the West ridge over Meall nan Tarmachan to the South side of Lochan a’ Chaisteil, them over Meall Mor nan Eag dropping down to Beinglas Farm, cross the River Falloch and South to Inverarnan.
Approx. distance: 11.5 km
Total ascent: 920 m
Min. walking time: 5 - 5½ hrs
C Walk – West Highland Way.
Start at the Rail Station in Crianlarich and Head West rising through the woodland for about 1km to join the West Highland Way. Turn left, South and follow the path South on part of the Old Military Road and Through Glen Falloch. Pass Derrydaroch and on to the spectacular Falls of Falloch. Continue South to Beinglas Farm and cross the River Falloch, turn South and follow the A82 for half a km to Inverarnan.
Approx. distance: 10.5 km
Total ascent: 200 m
Min. walking time: 4 - 4½ hrs
The next club walk is on the 12th May to Tarfside to Clova starting at 7:30 am (Blairgowrie) and 7:45 am (Alyth). Other information/events: Remember the Spring Week-end venue is changed to STRATHPEFFER. 31May- 2Jun.