Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill
a day when the weather was forecast to be plentiful, we tempted
fate by taking on the "Hill of the Thunderbolt". Fortunately,
the powers above enjoyed our masochistic sense of humour and
rewarded us with dry and clear day.
the full day we had outstanding views in every direction, hence
the "photofest" on this page. This is a sensible days
walking, i.e. not too little and not too much. And these hills
offer a real taste of the big rocky tops evident of the more
given the views that are on offer, this really is a pair of
hills to save for a good weather day... but you could really
say that about most hills in Scotland.
the car in the carpark at GR047586(MultiMap)
follow the forestry tracks southwards. The track zigzags as
it starts to get steeper.
a "crossroads" GR045569 continue straight across
and follow the track round for approximately another 400m.
cairn by the road side clearly marks where the main pathway
starts. From the cairn follow the track south up to the bealach
the bealach head west up the steep rocky slopes to achieve
the summit of Sgorr Dhonuill (1001m, GR041555).
the summit retrace your steps to the bealach then follow
the more ridge westwards to get to the summit of Sgorr Dhearg
the summit of Sgorr Dhearg either retrace your steps to
the bealach, then back to the car via the upward route.
alternative descent is to follow the clear ridge back to
the main road (but be prepared for a bit of bushwhacking
and somebody will have to hike back to retrieve the car).
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