The web site, Caledonia Hilltreks details my ascents of the Munros, Corbetts, Grahams and New Donalds all of which are above 2000 feet. This blog will contain an account of my ascents of the hills below this height as and when they are climbed.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Beinn Conchra, Loch Long

Beinn Conchra

Beinn Conchra, Loch Long. Section 12A.
Height – 453 metres. Map – OS Landranger 33.
Climbed - 27 February 2011. Time – 2.25 hours.
Distance – 3 kilometres. Ascent – 430 metres.
Trip Report Details:

It was a bright and calm morning as I drove along the single track road on the north-west side of Loch Long having left the A87 just east of Ardelve. I passed through the hamlet of Conchra before looking for a suitable parking spot. However there was nothing suitable until the farm building at NG892279.

Once booted up I walked back along the road for a few metres before passing through a gate on the opposite side of the road. It was a steady climb, following a fence, and higher up I crossed another gate. This took me onto the open hillside where the vegetation included some dead bracken which wasn’t very thick and didn’t cause me any problems. Beyond the bracken the ground became a bit steeper with some heather and rocks.

The trig point was reached with views of Loch Alsh, Loch Long, Dornie and Eilean Donan Castle. This wasn’t the summit though. It was over 500 metres to the north and 38 metres higher. An easy walk took me to the summit with views of Sguman Coinntich and the Applecross Hills.

I found some shelter from a cool breeze for morning coffee and later encountered a hail and sleet shower. After the short break I made a more direct return to my car missing out the trig point.

Photos taken on walk.