Loading Notifications...

Stag Hunting - Garbh Bheinn

This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings.
 Martin Hore 27 Aug 2020

Hoping to visit Garbh Bheinn (Ardgour) in September to tackle one or two of the quality rock climbs or scrambles (Great Ridge, Butterknife, Pinnacle Ridge). There's a note in the SMC guide that access can be denied in September due to stag hunting. Does anyone know more or how to find out? 

Also interested if anyone can recommend a spot for wild camping from which to tackle these routes - perhaps not too far from the road. 

Many thanks

Martin

 ScraggyGoat 27 Aug 2020
 malky_c 27 Aug 2020
In reply to Martin Hore:

Worth checking here, although it isn't very user friendly:

https://www.outdooraccess-scotland.scot/heading-scottish-hills-stalking-area-tables

Also Walkhighlands include the relevant bits of info in their route descriptions. See here for Garbh Bheinn:

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fortwilliam/garbh-bheinn-ardgour.shtml

 Kevin Woods 27 Aug 2020
In reply to ScraggyGoat:

Garbh Bheinn is included under those details, in W Highlands. With the access legislation, not sure why the guide would say access denied, maybe the guide is out of date. But worth giving the estate the courtesy of working around them. 

 Martin Hore 27 Aug 2020
In reply to Martin Hore:

Big thanks everyone. I've followed the links and will email the contact given. Looks like we will be OK though.

Martin

 Mike-W-99 27 Aug 2020
In reply to Martin Hore:

"Access from the cattle grid on the A861 at Glen Tarbert watershed via Coire a Chothruim is generally not affected by stalking"

From memory thats the slog up if you want to access the climbs so should be fine. Great ridge access might be more affected though as thats right into the bits of hill they tend to stalk in.


This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings.