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Beinn Bhuidhe, Map 364N
11th May 2006 & 6th September 2007

Route: 6.6 miles; 905m = 2970' ascent; 3.5 hrs


Comment: A good half day walk for travelling day.
Weather: 11th May 2006: Very hot, dry, sunny day, 25°C at car.
6th Sept 2007: 18°C at valley level; dry but overcast; cloud on tops.
Access: Drive to Inverfyne at N end of Loch Fyne (A83 to Arrochar & then over Rest-and-be-Thankful). Park at north end of bridge at the end of Glen Fyne. Walk or cycle about 3.2 miles up the private road on SE side of R.Fyne as far as road bridge over R. Fyne at NN228160, where tarmac on NW side stops. (The first bridge over the R. Fyne is after 2.0 miles.) It is possible to cycle another 1.2 miles to where the path starts up the hill at Inverchorachan (NN22861803).
Route: Relatively good path up Allt na Faing to just beyond the quartz boulder by path (at ~575m) although very steep and wet. Then path splits into several very damp, peaty ways across bogs and up gullies. This area can be treacherous when covered in snow as it is subject to deep drifts. The most prominent path heads for the lowest point on the ridge. Good path along ridge.
An alternative to the traditional route is to use the new hydro road which starts in the glen at the power station NN21161478 and continues up beyond the stream at NN21661866. I don't recommend this track because the scenery in the corrie of the original path is so much finer, and the path is more pleasant and interesting.
6 miles; 895m = 2940' ascent: 2.4 miles on track = 0.75 hrs (adjust depending on starting point); 3.6 miles on hill = 2.75 hrs; total 3.5 hrs.
Equipment: Ideally need poles for steep, slippery, peaty, treacherous path.

13201005 Bridge over R.Fyne at end tarmacked road, NN228160   55   00.0 milesNo Orange
13401025 N along track up NW side of R. Fyne to gate after
Inverchorachan house. (Path starts on far side of gate.)
  95  401.2 miles 
 1105 Path W up Allt na Faing to Quartz boulder ~575520  
 1140 Boggy path NW over peat hacks &
N up gully to ridge near lowest point.
835780   
15201155-1200 Path W to M Beinn Bhuidhe NN203187 9488953.3 milesNo Orange
 1210 Return E along ridge to lowest pt 835   
 1240 Boggy path SE to quartz boulder ~575   
16301310 Path E down to gate by Inverchorachan house   95 5.4 miles 
16501335 Track S back to bridge at NN228160   55 6.6 milesNo Orange


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