The quest to conquer further trig points continues. A new area to explore within Strachur.
4.5 miles, 2 hours.
Creagan an Eich, whilst not a giant at 326mts gives fantastic views over Strachur and Loch Fyne. Another small hill with big views.
Parking available at Clachan Beag housing and crossing the road taking Mill Road next to Fergusons yard starts the journey.
Mill road soon terminates joining a private road to the left that crosses the burn and continues through a gate. Once through the gate, a left turn is required.
A deer gate further ahead with a kissing gate provides further access and the use of the road to the communication masts.
A warning sign highlights the use of high volocity rifles!!!
Looking back, views over Strachur and onward to Loch Fyne are to be had.
Once the masts have been reached the remaining 0.7 miles are on open hillside. An ATV track gives enough guidance to the summit marked by a trig point via another deer gate. The views get better with elevation.
Once through the gate (approx. 2/3 of the open hill section) the ATV track is still evident and pretty much leads to the trig point.
Unfortunately the mist was still present despite the sun trying to burn its way through, so no views from trig point ..this time!
Return was made via the ascent route after a 30 min stand off with the mist – it won. Certainly a hill to revisit, perhaps with the tent!
Interactive map HERE.
On a separate note, a walk through the woods to be explored and an ideal bothy project!