Date/TimeDate(s) - 01/08/2010
Walk DetailsPub Stop?: No O/S Map Sheet No.: 36 Grid Ref. Start: Grid Ref. Finish Walk (Miles): Walk Hours: Bus Time to Walk: Bus Time from Walk: Departure time from walk:
The bus will be parked at Delnadamph all day and there are various possibilities for walks from there. Some walks are suggested below, but for safety reasons, please indicate to the Club’s day organiser which route you will be taking.
(1) A low level walk to Inchrory (NGR 179 080) and return. From Delnadamph, head westwards towards Inchmore and continue on a good track which contours the northern shoulder of Cairn Culchavie (726m) towards Lagganauld to eventually descend into the valley of the River Avon at Inchrory. Retrace your outwards route to return to Delnadamph – distance 8 miles.
(2) An extension to (1) – from Inchrory, head southwards into Glen Builg, keeping to the east side of the Builg Burn. The track soon climbs northeastwards to eventually gain the summit of Meikle Geal Charn (802m). From the summit descend northwards to reach the track below Cairn Culchavie which heads northeastwards along the north side of the Meoir Veannich burn past a small dammed lochan to reach Inchmore and onwards to Delnadamph.– distance 12 miles.
(3) The Eag and Inchrory circular – From Delnadamph. head towards Inchmore and at NGR 210 082, follow the right hand track northwestwards and soon westwards to reach “The Eag”. Enter this small ravine and descend the path alongside the Burn of Little Fergie to reach the valley of the River Avon. Follow the valley southeastwards to Inchrory. Return to Delnadamph by the track passing Lagganauld and Inchmore on the way. – distance 12 miles
(4) Ben Avon – Follow the track to Inchrory as in Route (1) above. Head southwards towards Glen Builg. Cross the river and head eastwards into Glen Avon. Before reaching the Linn of Avon take the track at approx NGR 177 072 that climbs up the shoulder of Carn Fiaclach. Follow this path to the plateau of Ben Avon. The main summit (Leabaidh an Daimh Buidhe 1171m or 3843 feet) of this huge mountain lies almost 3miles to the southwest along the plateau. To return to the bus, retrace your outwards route. Distance 17 miles. However, if you feel that time permits, descend the northern shoulder of spectacular coire Lochan nan Gabhar to reach the floor of Glen Avon, head eastwards towards Inchrory and follow your outwards route back to Delnadamph