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.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Creag Mhor, Sallachy

Creag Mhor

Creag Mhor, Sallachy, Dornie. Section 12A.
Height – 407 metres. Map – OS Landranger 25.
Climbed - 28 February 2011. Time taken – 2.75 hours.
Distance – 5 kilometres. Ascent – 455 metres.
Trip Report Dteails:

The hamlet of Sallachy, on the north-west shore of Loch Long, was the starting point for this Sub 2000 Marilyn. I don’t usually have company on these lower hills but today I was joined by a Munro bagger who thought she would have an ‘easy day’.

I parked on the grass verge near a narrow tarred road that wound its way uphill. We walked along this road, which passed a mixture of old and new houses, to a croft just above an area being cleared, possibly for another new house. The road terminated here so we crossed a fence into ground used by construction vehicles. A short walk through this area led to an unstable deer fence and once over it onto the open hillside.

It was a lovely sunny morning and warm work as we climbed through a mixture of heather and bracken. The ground steepened and became a bit rocky before levelling out. The summit area had two small cairns each perched on a band of rock and I’m uncertain as to which was the highest point.

We took shelter from a cool summit breeze looking across Loch Carron to Kishorn and the mountains of Applecross. We also spent time trying to identify some of the distant hills.

Rather than return by the upward route we walked over to the south top and descended steeply to a stream which we followed through heather and bracken to the local water treatment works. Here a track led to the road and a short walk back to my car.

Photos taken on walk.