Our local Munros (Scottish mountains over 3,000 ft) are Sron a Choire Ghairbh and Meall na Teanga. Usually known as the Loch Lochy Munros, they rise dramatically up from the north side of Loch Lochy, clearly seen from the A82.
The usual ascent starts from Kilfinnan, a few minutes drive from the hostel. From Kilfinnan the route involves a few kilometres of forest road, which can often prove to be a bit of a slog, especially on the way back. These forest roads can quickly be dispensed with if you have a bike, but this limits your choice of route to a there and back – off the bike, follow a good path up to the bealach and then tick one, then the other. If you haven’t used a bike for the approach you get the choice of a couple of nice ridges to descend by, and the opportunity to bag a Corbett (Hills 2,500 to 3,000 ft high) Ben Tee – see the map below.
We’ve had perfect weather round these parts the last few days (and set to continue for the next few days) so Dylan and I took the chance to get a quick hill fix and headed up these hills today. I think Dylan enjoyed it, he definitely enjoyed meeting the man halfway up with the pork pie. Whether he enjoyed it or not, Dyls has barely moved since we got back – just the way we like him (I should probably clarify that Dylan is the hostel Labrador, you’ll know if you’ve met him).
Anyway, this is the view from the top of Meall na Teanga today, 360 panorama style – the visibility was excellent, such great views in every direction….