Loch Maree(ish) heading south?

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Loch Maree(ish) heading south?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:29 am

Allen's post reminded me that I wanted to ask a question - does anyone know whether it's possible to travel from Loch Maree down towards Torridon? The map shows a track starting at NG856720 leading off the A832, heading SE and running alongside Loch na h-Oidhche but it appears to falter at the end of the loch.

The map also shows a path running round the east side of Sgurr Mor which again appears to be a dead-end.

I'm wondering whether they're actually joined or could be? Or is it a stupid notion and something I should forget ever seeing?

Ideas / comments welcome, ta.
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Post by ScotRoutes » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:38 am

It's been done. On foot.

I've stood at both track ends and wondered the same. There's no way I would attempt it with a bike. It's not just a wide boggy area, it is littered with massive boulders

As I said in the other thread, Pòca Buidhe is no longer a bothy.

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Post by whitestone » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:56 am

Stu, I don't know if you've seen it but the map at http://www.whoownsscotland.org.uk/geo/index.htm shows estate boundaries which can help in deciding if the infamous Scottish black dashed lines are likely to join up.

A lot of the tracks are for "estate business" rather than providing a means of travelling from one glen to another, after all if there's one track doing that why would you need another?
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:05 pm

Well, it's good to know that Colin hasn't dismissed it completely and that's an interesting site Bob.

I'll do some more digging but it looks like something I might consider having a stab at should be ever be allowed back out again :wink:
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Re: Loch Maree(ish) heading south?

Post by pistonbroke » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:16 pm

There's no way I would attempt it with a bike. It's not just a wide boggy area, it is littered with massive boulders
Sounds like an ideal route candidate for the next BB2000. :grin:

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Re: Loch Maree(ish) heading south?

Post by Lazarus » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:45 pm

Can I add mass start at the same time from point of route nearest your own home-just to make dot watching as confusing as the route :-bd

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Post by ScotRoutes » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:54 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:05 pm
Well, it's good to know that Colin hasn't dismissed it completely
I thought I had :lol:

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:19 pm

I thought I had :lol:
Bugger :wink:
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Post by htrider » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:03 pm

I've thought of going up the path along Glen Grudie to its end and linking through to the path round the back of Liatach below Sail Mhor (which is a good 'un for the most part) The gap is only about 3k, how bad can it be :mrgreen:

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