Sunday’s walk (19 May) is Beinn a Ghlo

Not just one!  Not even 2!  Beinn a Ghlo https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/beinn-a-ghlo.shtml  has no fewer than 3 summits to play with.

Do you feel lucky?  How much of gambler are you?  Roll a dice.  Does your answer divide by 3?  Then you’re on for 3 summits.  Divide by 2?  Maybe you should settle for 2 summits, skip the last one and retire gracefully down the Allt Bealach an Fhiodha and invest the 2 hours you just saved in the pub instead.  (You’ll still have earned it.)  That third and final summit Beinn Gabhar translates as “Hill of the Goat”.  Draw your own conclusion!

But not just a gamble.  Also continuity.  This will be my own third visit here and I would dearly love to see more than the figure of Sandy striding about 50m ahead of me.  I reckon the views must be pretty impressive but not for nothing does the Gaelic mean “hill of the mists”.  Roll that dice!

Continuity in various other ways also.  As in a couple of recent walks we will have an A team and a B team (maybe even a C team if your answer only divides by one!).  Think I’ve already decided which one I’m in.

Start point is at the end of the public road signed for Monzie and leading from Bridge of Tilt via Fenderbridge.  Parking is in a rough layby on the left just beyond a cattle grid near Loch Moraig (which you can’t see!)

This is a long day, whichever way the dice falls, but we have good long daylight also.  So let’s meet at 9.30 for a 10 o’clock kick off.  That should see both/all 3 teams arrive back at the pub about 5pm.

 

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