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10 Oct 12   The Druim Fada ridge, near Arnisdale.  A gem of a route.

A bit of cloud around mid-day but otherwise sunshine all the way.

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Beinn nan Caorach reflected in the river Arnisdale.


Sgurr na Sgine over the Dubh Lochain from the head of Glen Arnisdale.


One of the locals keeping a close eye on me.


After a relentless climb from the col I'm rewarded with a splendid view down Glen Arnisdale.


Looking the other way, over Gleann Dubh Lochain to the mountains of the Glen Sheil forest.


Beinn Sgritheall from near the Druim Fada eastern summit.


Sgurr a' Mhaoraich over the head of Loch Hourn, from the eastern summit, point 713m.


The superb rocky ridge of Druim Fada heads off to the left with the mountains of Knoydart beyond.
To the right of Loch Hourn is Beinn Sgritheall with the Cuillins of Skye on the horizon.


A closer look at the rocky ridge, with Beinn na Caillich on Knoydart beyond.
All the rocky outcrops are easily avoidable but there is no track so don't try it
in mist unless your navigation skills are spot on.  Not much point in doing
it in mist though as you would miss all the superb views.


Beinn Sgritheall over Glen Arnisdale.


Glen Barrisdale, Knoydart, over Loch Hourn.


Ladhar Bheinn on Knoydart from one of the many pools that dot the ridge.


Another pool, another viewpoint.


Looking back along the ridge from the western summit with its shattered trig point.


Over the Gleann Dubh Lochains to the mountains of the Glen Sheil forest.


The eastern summit, just right of centre, and the mountains of the Glen Sheil forest.


Beinn Sgritheall from the western summit, point 614m.


Looking back to the eastern summit.


Ladhar Bheinn over Loch Hourn.


Glen Barrisdale, Knoydart, over Loch Hourn.


A last look back along the ridge.


Glen Barrisdale over Loch Hourn.


Loch Hourn from the southern slopes of Druim Fada.
The guide book said to strike off from the summit in a south-westerly direction but I headed
due south as I thought there might be good views down Loch Hourn. It got a bit steep and
rough for a bit but then I picked up a well used deer track which took me easily past the tiny
Lochan Uamhalt and down to the coastal path on the north shore of Loch Hourn.


Sgurr Sgiath Airigh on the right, over Loch Hourn.


Ladhar Bheinn from the Lochan Uamhalt.


Over Loch Hourn to the mountains of Knoydart.


Stob a Chearcaill over Loch Hourn, from the Lochan Uamhalt.


Loch Hourn from the Lochan Uamhalt.


Glen Barrisdale and Luinne Bheinn over Loch Hourn.


Superb evening light at the end of a glorious day.


A last look over to Knoydart.  The sun dipped below the mountains just after this and I had to get
a shift on as it was getting late, so no more photographs.  I just managed to get back to the car without
having to use a torch but the coastal path is well made so it wouldn't have been a problem in the dark.


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