Cruim Leacainn from road A82
Cruim Leacainn
 
     

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Estimated net time 1-2 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water There's running water a couple of places along the route.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (October 2013).
Parking Room for many cars at trail head car park.
Start height 72 metres
Vertical metres 225 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 4.6 km
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  Start of farm road towards Cruim Leacainn.

 

From the village Spean Bridge, approximately 13 km (8 mi) north-east of Fort William, drive 5.1 km (3.1 mi) south-west on road A82, in the direction of Fort William. Park on a car park along the left hand side of the road.

Start your walk by continuing 60 metres along A82, and the turn right down a road leading to some houses. There's a large plaque at the top of the road, informing that this is "Achindaul". Walk down the road, past two houses, across a small bridge, and then fork left through the farm. After the farm head right, following the mountain road uphill. You can follow this mountain road all the way up to the masts, noting that the highest point is found a little above the mountain road after the final left curve, or you can short-cut a little after the last right curve and head directly uphill to the masts. From the masts the trigonometric point is found a little left (south-west) and the summit a little right (north-east).

Descend by reversing your ascent route.

 

 

05. October 2013

We had arrived Invergloy last night, after having picked up Sigurd in Armadale. The plan for this Saturday was a family hike, but I took the opportunity for a short hike before breakfast, compensating for the lack of hiking the day before.

It was a fairly grey morning, with a light drizzle, but my morning hike would keep me below the mist so I wasn't concerned about issues with navigation. From the farm it was easy to pick up the mountain road, and after a short chat with the local farmer, who was obviously very unhappy about the fact that someone had stolen all the copper from the telecomm masts at the summit, I was on my way uphill.

I decided to do a short-cut below the masts and headed straight uphill. I now had a good view of the whole summit ridge, and when I saw a trigonometric point marker towards south-west I immediately turned towards it. This made me miss the actual summit, which is located the same distance the other way, and which I only realised when I got back to our cottage at Invergloy, but I still decided to claim this small top.

Photos 05.10.2013