Sunday 21st – Meall na Leitreach & The Sow of Atholl

The observant among you will have noticed that this week’s walk has changed from the original one in the programme.
The walk is a couple of Corbetts that anyone who has driven up/down the A9 over Drumochter will have see – but not necessarily noticed. Meall na Leitreach and The Sow of Atholl.
Meall na Leitreach – a moorland plateau whose western flanks drop steeply to Loch Garry – provides a quick and straightforward hillwalk from Dalnaspidal Lodge. The ascent provides good views to the north looking through the Drumochter Pass.
The Sow of Atholl – also known by its Gaelic name of Meall an Dobharchain – is a familiar sight to travellers through the Drumochter Pass, presenting steep slopes to the north and east.
Both walks start from Dalnaspidal lodge and should each take about 2.5 hours this give us the opportunity to be flexible with the walk depending on weather, fitness and enthusiasm.
There is parking on the approach road to Dalnaspidal Lodge, just before the level crossing over the railway. Let’s meet there at 10.00 for a 10.30 start.
As usual if you want to carshare get in touch and we will see what we can do.
As a reminder EWG has both a website and a Facebook page which have details of the programme and the walks.
https://easywalkinggroup.co.uk/2018/11/20/walks-for-2019/
https://www.facebook.com/Easy-Walking-Group-208038396036513/

Sunday 7th Meall Tairneachan and Farragon Hill

Sunday’s walk goes in for a bit of lateral thinking.  Think Schiehallion then think about looking AWAY from Schiehallion across the other side of the B846.   What’s more, think Schiehallion and all its glorious views but without the boulder field at the top!  Views so good that you are looking DOWN on the spot called “Queen’s View”.  Plus you get not just one but two Corbetts and a barytes mine to play with!  Even the weather forecast looks good (for walking – not sunbathing) and there’ll almost certainly be an attractive fringe of white on the big stuff nearby – Schiehallion, Lawers and Beinn y Ghlo to name but three.  Feeling spoiled yet?

 

Yes, it’s the unpronounceable Meall Tairneachan and the slightly easier Farragon Hill. https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/farragon-hill.shtml

 

The start point is at the foot of the Foss Mine track just off the B846 between Aberfeldy and Tummel Bridge. There is no parking on the start of the track itself, but there is limited space on the verge of the main road nearby so carsharing highly recommended.  Shout out if you have a spare seat or want one.

 

Let’s meet there at 10 o’clock for a 10.30 start.  That should see us back at the cars and heading to a pub (name tbd) by 5 o’clock.