Hill: Carn na Coinnich
Date: Sunday 5th February 2012
Company: Just myself
Distance: 12km, Ascent: 730m
Time: 3Hrs 45Mins
Dog friendly: Yes
A tortoise-speed drive this morning, along black-ice covered roads, got me eventually to Strathconon. It was a bit worrying when the car started skidding sideways as I approached the road crossing the end of Loch Meig.
I parked in a small car park at Bridgend where there is room for several cars.
Always nice to see the Strathconon “Walkers Welcome” signs
Click here to see a map of the route undertaken
From the car park, I set off along the road towards Dalbreac.
Start of track towards Dalbreac and Carn na Coinnich:
Allt Bail'an Uiltt-Shios:
Track leading to Dalbreac:
A few metres before reaching the house at Dalbreac, I took the track heading uphill towards a 600m high col.
Track leading towards Carn na Coillich:
Looking back towards Milton:
Was nice to see a stag standing on the track ahead. It didn't hang around after it caught sight of me.
Solitary stag on the track:
The next photo shows the excellent vehicle track heading up the hill.
Track ascending below Meall a'Bhogair Mor:
Slippery crossing of the Allt Bail'an Uiltt-Shios:
I followed the track to its high-point at 600m.
Ascending towards the 600m col:
Looking back - Beinn Dearg Munros in distance:
Carn na Coinnich:
On reaching the track high-point, I made my way up snow slopes towards the summit.
Snowy ascent towards summit of Carn na Coinnich:
Approaching summit trig point:
Unfortunately, the weather closed in as I approached the summit, so views were minimal.
Summit trig point of Carn na Coinnich:
I returned to the car via the same route.
Was glad that most of the ice on the roads had melted by the time I got off the hill.