/ A half day in the Ballachulish area?
I'm going to have an afternoon free in Ballachulish next Tuesday, say 12ish till dark and I'm looking for ideas for a walk or anything else in the area to do, outside preferably. Ms. aln will be with me, she's not a climber so no rock or summits. The Lost Valley seems an obvious choice, or maybe head to Ft. William and walk up to Steall meadows, though I've been to both a few times and a change would be nice. I'm considering a walk round Loch Achtriochtan for a different perspective on the Glen, is this worthwhile? Any other ideas? Preferably something with an objective, a rock formation or waterfall, or a good view. Somewhere on the App in road would be considered.
If it's a nice day, Stob Mhic Mhartuin is an easy minor summit with good views: from Altnafeadh follow the WHW up the Devil's Staircase, then turn left at the col via a smaller path to the summit.
A bit tame - but I think that's what you're wanting - and really quite nice - are the Glencoe Lochan trails.
> If it's a nice day, Stob Mhic Mhartuin is an easy minor summit with good views: from Altnafeadh follow the WHW up the Devil's Staircase, then turn left at the col via a smaller path to the summit.
..... a great view and not a bad walk at all!!
A little south of you is Castle Stalker which has some nice coastal walking and close by is Sutherlands Grove - big trees and waterfalls with a very picturesque lochan (well, reservoir). I think I had a little walking guidebook but info is easily available online I'm sure.
Ardsheal Hill above Kentallen is an easy ascent with a good view. Or Glencoe lochans as previously suggested.
Agree with the suggestions of using the walks on here. There are plenty to choose from in and around the area but you'll be a bit limited due to only having about four and half ours daylight left after midday.
Just hang out and enjoy being there.
If you're quick, Meall Mor gives the most stunning views back up Glencoe.
Some good ideas here, thanks! So far I'm leaning towards Ardsheal hill, the views look great for the amount of effort involved.
An addition/alternative to Stob mhic martuin, mentioned above, is the lower summit to the NE of the summit cairn at the top of the devil's staircase. Can't remember the name off hand, but good views towards the Blackwater. All the other suggestions are good, and scenic, but in the event that weather is not so nice, a walk into Tigh Seamus a'ghlinne (Duror bothy) for a brew could be an idea. About 30-40 mins each way from the road end at Duror, easy walking on forest roads.
A walk up to the signal rock followed by lunch at the Clachaig. Nice leisurely afternoon.
> If you're quick, Meall Mor gives the most stunning views back up Glencoe.
It really has.
Another vote for meall mor
Pink Rib on Beinn a' Chrulaiste with lush views and photos of the Buachaille as the sun goes down.
We ended up having a walk up Ardsheal Hill, and what a good choice it was. For such a wee hill, 863ft, it gave a fantastic feeling of space, felt higher than it is, and the views were stunning. An Ardgour panorama, up and down Loch Linnhe, and Ben Nevis too. Highly recommended.
For a couple years I lived a couple miles up the road from Duror, fantastic place with a lot of the peace missing from the busier areas around the corner. Ardsheal Hill is nice - rough as well. Cuil Bay always good for sunsets.
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