Date: Friday 27th December 2014
In Fort William for a couple of days.
After our Boxing Day Beinn a Ghlo walk we had a longer lie (with a poorer forecast for the Saturday).
A look out the window revealed a nice day.
We’d been up the 2 S2K Marilyns up the Lundavra road at Easter – a passable day. Decided to revisit them.
Last time for Bidean Bad na h-Iolaire we’d headed up from the north via the Cow Hill track and Beinn Riabhach. A bit heathery.
This time we parked up at NN 100 685 – a big off road area. Walked 300m N back up the road to NN 098 691 – took a gate here into the fields.
Just into the fields a group of Reed Buntings were browsing.
From here 2 further gates uphill allow easy access to the ridge. Views build to the west.
Ambled up the ridge in full-on relaxed bimble mode. The Mamores begin to peek up.
It’s only a brief walk until the Ben hoves into view again.
A bit of a sea view behind.
The Ben was looking most alluring.
…as was Stob Coire a Chearcaill – we really must do this one justice one day.
As the summit ridge is reached Fort William is visible.
Quite an atmospheric view of Ben Nevis and the Mamores.
The intriguing Dun Deardail was catching the low sun too.
Mooched around for 30 minutes before turing around as the Ben began to cloud.
Skooted down the hill with an aim to get up the wee Marilyn Druim na h-Earba for sunset.
Back to the car we parked at the picnic spot NN097 721 to head the short way up this little hill.
The Ben was pinkening as we headed up the path to the summit.
10 minutes achieved the hill’s ridge line and a view of An Gearasdan.
The Ben got a bit pinker.
The hill is a fine winter sunset viewpoint with the sun setting down Loch Linnhe over Creach Bheinn of Mull. Had about 20 minutes watching the sun fall.
Cracking wee pair of hills – perhaps should have got up and done something a bit bigger….but we did really enjoy the return to these two.