Ben Challum - Tyndrum

Ben Challum - Tyndrum

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Introduction:

Ben Challum, Beinn Chaorach and West Highland Way: Crianlarich to Tyndrum

Date:

Sunday 25th August

Transport:

Alyth (Square): 7.15 am, Blairgowrie (Wellmeadow): 7.30 am and Perth (Crieff Road) 8.00 am

OS Map No:

50

Print Walksheet:

A Walk – Ben  Challum (1025m)

Start  at lay by on A82 just N of turn to Kirkton Fm (NN356 281). Cross A82, follow  lane/track to Kirkton Fm. Follow WHW left in front of Fm, pass remains of chapel  & graveyard, leave WHW right, pass to right of another cemetery. Cross  railway at level crossing, then leave track on faint path NE uphill. Use high  stiles to cross two deer fences across slope. Further up a line of fenceposts  indicate the route to the South Top, then follow ridge N to summit. Descend  NW to Bealach Ghlas Leathaid 379330, then W to Coreheynan to about 370330,  then S to join track at 366315. Follow track to reach WHW, then WHW to  Tyndrum.  

Approx.  distance:  16.5km

Total  ascent: 1005m

Min.  walking time: 6.5 hrs

B Walk – Beinn Chaorach (818m)

Start as A walk, but  leave WH Way later, after crossing Allt Gleann A Chalchain. Follow track N/NE  to NN 366 317, then NNW ascending to summit of Beinn Chaorach. Descend SSW  down grassy slope to pick up path at 354310. Take path to return to WHW. Turn  W on WHW to Tyndrum.

Approx.  distance:  13.8km

Total  ascent: 745m

Min.  walking time: 5.5 hrs

C Walk – West  Highland Way: Crianlarich to Tyndrum

Pick up track near  Crianlarich station at 384251. Head W on track to meet WHW at about 375250.  Follow WHW NW to Tyndrum.  

Approx.  distance: 10.5km

Total  ascent: 256m

Min.  walking time: 3.5 hrs

Next Walk/Activity:

The next club event is the weekend visit to Mull, 13th to 15th September. The club slide night is on Friday 4th October. The next Sunday walk is on 6th October, Linn Of Dee.

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