Target set for Buachailean on Sunday morning I parked at the Forestry Commission car park. Heading off at 07.20 I followed the way marked trail. Firstly the red/yellow/ blue/white markers. Then onto the red markers,before joining the blue and yellow that takes you in to the forestry road ( White markers). Now from here I headed straight across the road heading on what I thought was a trail marked on the O/S map. However, whilst showing on the map any evidence of any path on the ground is pretty much non existent. The forest has been harvested leaving no clear route. I did however continue on over brash,stumps and heather till reaching the summit.
Was on the summit for 8am just in time for sun rise. Spent a wee while gettin some pics as the clouds developed along with the coastal mist.
Whilst taking pictures and walking about the summit I noticed a well defined path on the west side of hill. It lead down the a wall which ran downhill towards the forestry road………the route I should have taken instead of old non existent path!!
I returned back to forestry road following the wall all the way. Taking pics looking back as this should have been the approach route.
Once back on the forestry road I continued down to the Chinese Ponds.
From here I joined the track for my return to the car park.
Hopefully be back on a night walk soon for views over Bute. Should be a good one…….now I know the easy route !!! 🙂
Think it’s about 4.5kms all in so a good wee walk giving great views.