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“Ben Oss, Beinn Dubhchraig, Ben Lui, & Beinn a'Chleibh”

SATURDAY 5TH JULY 2014

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Ben Lui is regarded as one of the grandest and most elegant mountains in the Southern Highlands, with a magnificent appearance when seen up the Cononish Glen from Dalrigh. The shortest route to it is from Glen Lochy, enabling easy inclusion of its less impressive neighbour Beinn a'Chleibh.

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TERRAIN

It is necessary to cross the River Lochy near the start of the walk - there is no bridge and it usually requires a wade and would be impassable in spate. Boggy paths in the forest follow, with a good deal of steep pathless ground higher up.

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Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhcraig are satellites of mighty Ben Lui. Although the mountains themselves are not particularly distinguished, the approach walk leads through natural pine and birch forest and is very picturesque, though also very wet. from the word nèamh meaning 'heavens (or clouds)' and bathais meaning 'top of a man's head.' This would therefore translate literally as, 'the mountain with its head in the clouds' although this is sometimes also given as the more poetic, 'mountain of heaven.'

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TERRAIN

Extremely boggy path on the approach; bridge is down which makes the route impassable in spate. Higher up the going is drier; the ridges are broad but rocky and undulating and with some crags- confusing terrain in poor visibility.

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Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig Profile

Distance

17.5km/10.75miles

Time

7-8hours

Ascent

1203m

Grid Ref

NN343291

Type

Munro

Distance

9.5 km/ 5.75 miles

Time

5 - 7 hours

Ascent

1020m

Grid Ref

NN239278

Type

Munro

Ben Lui & Beinn a'Chleibh Profile

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