Date: 26th August 2017
Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August 2017.
This is a level 4 walk in some of the remotest and beautiful scenery in the West Highlands.
You will need to have a good level of fitness for this walk which is a mixture of estate paths, landrover tracks and wet bog. These are big mountain days in extremely remote countryside and should not be underestimated.
Day one - Walk from Kinloch Hourn along the rough path beside Loch Beag for 10 km into Barisdale where we will setup base camp. There is a small private bothy run by the estate which has 12 beds, running water, a flushing toilet and not much else. There is a small area to camp outside and share the facilities of the bothy. There is an honesty box in the bothy for a few pounds per nights stay. It is recommended that everyone takes a tent as space in the bothy cannot be guaranteed.
Day two - From Barisdale we will ascend towards Mam Barrisdale and summit Luinne Bheinn and Meall Bhuidhe before descending back north towards Mam Barrisdale and returning to base camp at Barisdale bothy. This walk is a distance of about 17 km.
Day three - Again, from Barisdale, we will take on the quite stunning mountain that is Ladhar Bheinn by ascending via Coire Dhorrcail and returning the same way. This walk is a distance of about 14km. We will now pack up base camp and return the 10 km back to Kinloch Hourn.
If you require to hire some gear for this trip, please contact me beforehand. I have tents, sleeping bags, rucksacks and stoves.
We will meet at 1300 in the carpark at the end of the public road at Kinloch Hourn. There is a cafe in the house\hotel opposite the car park which sells tea and coffee (when it's open!) After a kit check, we will begin our walk into Barisdale by 1400, expecting to arrive no later than 1800.
Ideally we would organise car share in advance to minimise our environmental impact.
Cost is only £100 per person (maximum group size is 14 with two guides) Book early to avoid disappointment.
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