Date: Sunday 27th May 2018
A week based in Lochinver with a forecast for very hot, very sunny weather.
We thought, for day 1, that we’d explore another part of the long ridge that runs over around 20km from Ben More Lodge in the south, over Breabag, Conival to Glas Bheinn. One gap in our previous visits is between Loch nan Cuaran and Conival.
Parked at the public car park at Inchnadamh and set off. Quite a hot day, so we ambled along.
Nearly 1km in from the road there’s a path branching NE which heads up Allt Poll nan Droighinn into the coire below Glas Bheinn nad Beinn Uidhe.
At NC 273 239 thepath splits – last time we headed north to the bealach between Glas Bheinn and Beinn Uidhe then along Beinn Uidhe to Loch nan Cuaran and back to this point.
This time we took the path east up Allt Tarsuinn to Loch nan Cuaran.
Up to Loch nan Cuaran we stopped for a quick bite to eat.
Beinn Uidhe to the north is a quartzite rocky ridge. Between Loch nan Cuaran and Conival is Imir Fada – a long grassy ridge peppered in the lower reaches by little lochans.
Looking south it definitely looks as though we need to traverse this – we visited Breabag’s summit but missed most of that. One for the future.
We decided not to cross to the other munro – it’s a bit of a quartzite plowter. Simply dropped back down the slope northwards.
Followed the munro route back down to Inchnadamph – I had memories of this being quite eroded and they were correct. Probably better to ascend than descend this route.
A recommended route (other than the munro path bit). Imir Fada and Loch nan Cuaran are well worth a visit.