As a ‘nod’ to the West Coast members this week’s walk is a lovely Corbett above the beautiful River Orchy.
Passing alongside an ancient Caledonian pinewood you gain the open slopes of this rather forgotten Corbett. The summit offers superb views of the higher mountains all around in this part of the Highlands (weather permitting).
This being Scotland there is no clue as to what the weather will actually be like – beautiful sunshine or torrential rain but being Easy Walkers we will take it all in our stride just like everything else.
There is a car park at the bridge in Glen Orchy at the Allt Broighleachan Caledonian Forest Reserve. Grid ref NN243320 for those of you who into that sort of thing.
Let’s meet at 10.00 for a 10.30 start. Car parking is limited so carsharing, as usual, is recommended.
If you fancy something more active than sipping Pimms (other brands also available) and scoffing strawberries on Sunday while watching a couple of people hit a ball back and forth. Back and forth. Back and forth. (see what I mean) then why not try the great Scottish outdoors instead? And what’s so great about a massive sliding roof anyway? (apart from the size of the bill)
Sunday’s walk https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/angus/monega-glas-maol.shtml offers magnificent views out over the Cairngorms followed by an even more spectacular and unusual approach to Glenshee and the hills beyond. Three summits with most of it along a horseshoe ridge which narrows delightfully as you approach the final stretch atop Glenshee.
What’s not to like? But if that’s insufficient to tickle your taste buds and you want something truly different, there’s (optional) wild swimming to be had in the River Isla. Contact Dennis for info on the best spots.
And for dessert there’s a Corbett thrown in (but with a sneaky route to the side which may be even more tempting).
Start point is Auchavan at the end of the road up Glen Isla. Let’s meet there at 9.30 for a 10 o’clock start. Hope to see you then.
Other active pursuits are also available on Sunday e.g. storming the Bastille, but few with such fantastic views or excellent company. Or you can veg on the sofa marvelling at how much money can be spent on something to keep the fresh air out. Your choice!