A quick note,on a trip to Beinn Mhor,one of Cowal’s Graham’s.
I decided in my wisdom to start this walk nice and early………….06.20 on Sunday morning. Needless to say the ascent was done in the dark with the aid of a head torch,switching off as I headed out of the trees onto the open hillside.
Starting of from the small car park at the top of Glenmassan,up the forestry road till it branched of to the right just beyond the old sheep fank. From here following another forestry road as it winds its way up the hill and into to trees. Eventually the road is reduced to a quad track,this is well defined and easy to follow. Once out the trees and onto the open hill I followed the track over to the left, contouring round the bottom of the hill then finally onto the ridge. The quad track from here leads you right to the summit,an easy navigation on all accounts.
I’ll do this walk again,maybe in daylight and favourable conditions so I can get some decent pictures.
Below are some pics, mostly on the way down due to darkness on way up !! Gives a rough idea of the type of terrain covered. Even encountered my first snow shower of the season !!!
360 degree video from summit
The snow shower
For some reason the GPS paused when heading to the summit, hence the ‘ as the crow flys ‘ straight line to the summit. The return shows the route better. Following the quad track makes sure you’ll find the exit from open hill to forest.