Date: Sunday 6th May 2012
After Saturday’s lazy meandering we decided to push the bar lower and go for something very lazy. Had a long lie and then drove down from Fort William to park at a large parking area off the A85 at NN 246 287.
There is no real route info here – we walked up the hill to the summit. Kept off the steep ground by paralleling the forestry to hit the summit ridge at NN 241 296 before turning SW to the summit. An exhausting 2km and 450m of ascent.
Lots of happy snapping. Although quite a low hill there was a lot on display. Local views of Lui and Cruachan dominate but you can also see the tops of the Paps of Jura and all the way up NE to Ben Alder and Ben Bheoil across Rannoch. Not bad for a 45 minute climb.
Eventually, with another pair of showers encroaching on us we left the summit for the long trek back to the car. Down to the road in 40minutes.
The walking component of this only took about 1hr 20mins – with more than that spent on the summit. Certainly jumps straight into my list of shamefully easy viewpoints. If you’ve got more than 90 minutes spare and you’re driving by on a nice day I recommend this hill.