Another day another trig on this 9.5 mile leg stretch. Had the company of Fitzy (the selfie master) and his two K9’s – Murphy and Horrid Henry. 🐶
Utilising the forestry road and the network of roads within the wind farm, the trig is easily reached although the last section is over open ground.
A cold start through the wind farm until the sun decided to make its appearance.
Number 31 turbine in the far corner is the markers for the road that heads through the open plateau. This road deteriorates from hardcore to wet and overgrown and eventually open hill. The open hill is only for 500mts or so, a result in comparison to previous trig points.
The trig is easily reached, great views on such a clear day.
Another great trig and it’s good to put some miles in too.
Travelling north of Dunoon, it’s a must to visit Puck’s Glen . Puck’s Glen is an atmospheric walk and a jewel in Cowal’s crown. Follow the trails through the gorge with its tumbling waterfalls and moist shady undergrowth. Your camera will never return to your pocket!
A forecast for a dry evening and morning led to a mid week outing to Glen Fyne, making sure I was back for work at 09:00hrs.
By the time I’d finished work, packed up my gear into my panniers and cycled the 7 miles to Glen Fyne it was almost 20:00hrs. A quick clear of the forest floor then up with the tent.
Due to the previous wet spell I took a fire log, some kindling and some peat. The forest floor was carpeted with moss, so scraping this back and using stone from the river to build a base and surround. This would ensure I could remove everything in the morning and reinstate the moss carpet, leaving no trace.
The fire kept the midgies at bay, in the morning it was a different matter!
With ideal conditions and not wanting to summit the High Tops of Glen Coe, a circumnavigation of Buachaille Etive Beag was the order of the day. A fantastic route passing through the giants that tower over the Glens. Setting off through Gartain and returning via Eilde, the sense of remoteness kicks in after you leave the noise of the A82 behind. A rewarding view of Glen Etive awaits at the half way point, the snow adding to the dramatic scene.
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Bishops Glen, High Loop
4 Miles (Approx)
Start/Finish Kilbride car park.
A circular route on forestry roads and tracks. Includes 1 burn crossing and one stream crossing,which are easy enough if rivers not in full spate after prolonged rain.
Leaving Kilbride car park, continuing on forestry road taking the trail on the left (marked by Blue/Yellow marker posts), climb till you meet the forestry road again.
The view will be opening up behind you.
From the trail turn right and follow the forestry road downhill to the S bend, you leave the road and cross the burn and join the path on the other side. The path continues till it meets another forestry road.
From here turn right and follow the road as it heads towards the town, you’ll eventually come to a fork in the road. Take the road on the right as it turns back on its self heading down to the link bridge and continue on the road back to the car park.
A good walk without climbing too high for stunning views over Dunoon.