Ben Challum - Tyndrum
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Ben Challum, Beinn Chaorach and West Highland Way: Crianlarich to Tyndrum
Sunday 25th August
Alyth (Square): 7.15 am, Blairgowrie (Wellmeadow): 7.30 am and Perth (Crieff Road) 8.00 am
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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
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.