Carrochan Favourite for a me is David Deutsch’s The Fabric of Reality which I recommend. You do not need to book a camping permit to camp anywhere in the National Park between 1st October and 28th February. I headed for the steep slopes of Meall Cruinn picked a slow but direct route up through the heather. I woke a few times, for reasons unknown and fought with the sleeping mat on slippery floor, but it was good to wake in the morning without the usual shoulder pain induced by being a side sleeper. Cross the Rhidorroch River by the bridge at the Lodge and follow the path E towards Loch na Daimh till a path is picked up running N between Loch an Eilean and Clar Lochan. The two large, communal rooms both boast fireplaces. By the way, what do you use to make the trail map? RIVER EARN system including LOCH EARN. . The loch came into view, and further down the path became steeper and rockier. We display caravan parks in Highlands on our website for the benefit of you our user. Containing one deer carcass. The top half of the descent was a joy, soft peat cushioned each downward step ensuring my knees would be in better shape than would have otherwise been expected. Since writing up my first trip, we've been to Loch an Daimh (1 night), Loch Laidon (2 nights) and a truly special Loch Maree Islands (3 nights). You can build driving or walking route, find near city, hotel, driving directions, camping, paths or bicycle routes : Hotel: Royal Hotel, Argyll Hotel, Harbour Lights Bed , Ceilidh Place Ullapool, Caledonian Hotel, The Ferry Boat Inn, Riverside; and other places marked on detailed terrain map of Loch a' Chroisg. You can arrive from 1pm and must depart by 11am on the day you are leaving. I like my camps as high as I can and if I go away for a week I’ve got to plan for the bad days as well. Day 25 Loch … info@lochlomond-trossachs.org However I have been kicking around in the Roclites just to make sure. There was a clear blue sky, and some cloud inversion in the valley. I was putting off stopping for the last of my food until I got back to the car, but the view back along the loch opened out and I eventually stopped and ate what I had left whilst sat on a rock. Should I avoid Mull for wild camping this weekend? If you continue, the paths are clear and good, becoming 4x4 tracks as you progress towards Oykel Bridge. After making the cairn on Meall Cruinn, the views opened up all around, and the cloud began to give way to blue sky, although the haze of the past week remained to some extent. As I climbed the steeper sections to the summit with the mist swirling below, I got a bit of vertigo, but I knew it was all in my head, so rationalised it and pressed on. A permit allows you to camp anywhere within your chosen permit area. . First time, I turned up in stalking season and decided I didn’t like the idea of getting shot by a toff with a rifle. [not pictured]. Although a Munro, has an advantage of being 1300ft above sea level. Stuchd an Lochain. It’s ok, UI is a bit frustrating at times though. I’ve done a route through Glen Achall above Ullapool up to Loch an Daimh, then the contour on a path at the western end of the Loch to the Strath Mulzie track. Time for some new trail shoes, they’ve done alright, bought mid-2008. But it was so distant you couldn’t see any roads of structures really, really felt remote! Looking at the photos the hills you walked make fine backpacking terrain. You can explore our permit areas using the map below. I had a similar [but worse] experience on Beinn Narnain a few years back in the mist. Marker Notes X. Eventually, I dropped out of the mist again to see open peatland ahead with McNeish’s suggested route up and over Sron a Choire Chnapanich back toward the loch. Another confusing lochan. A Round of Loch an Daimh Mar 03 2013 posted in The Southeast Highlands The Fairy Glen and Upper Gairn Feb 17 2013 posted in The Cairngorms 2012 The Dubh-Ghleann Circuit Oct 21 2012 posted in The Cairngorms 2011 Loch Avon Overnighter - The Gear Note the way branches have been sawn off the trees for the bothy fire! But was also thinking it might save me doing my other mats too. Loch an Daimh and the Wannigan of Doom Part 2 Having seen a flat grass area towering above us as we passed the second promontory, we decided to retreat and seek a campsite there. Name: Loch Glascarnoch, Highland Place type: Inland Water Location: Grid Ref: NH 3142 7266 • X/Y co-ords: 231426, 872666 • Lat/Long: 57.71210098,-4.83133699 Looking down on the campsite and head of Loch An Daimh. Another confusing lochan. Thanks for the advice, Fraser. It was overcast, but the summits were clear and I had better views across the loch to the previous day’s summits. Below and to the north was Rannoch Moor, I could see across the the vast open moorland to Buachaille Etive Mòr at the head of Glencoe, the Mamores and the unmistakeable bulk of Ben Nevis beyond. I was thinking that. You need to pitch with the rear into the wind, if it changes to be transverse, you might have problems as their are no guys, only peg elastic on the sides. There is no charge for these types of groups to camp in a Camping Management Zone. My rough plan for Friday, was to climb the Munro of Leabaidh an Daimh, and then find a high camp on the Ben Avon plateau or at the Sneck. It was nice to be back into the season of lighter packs. Was McNeish suggesting I roll or bounce down the other side? In order to protect some of our most cherished lochshores, byelaws covering camping and firelighting are in place in certain areas from March to September. It would’ve been even better if there was no haze! I sat for a while had some food and took in the view. G83 8EG, Email us: We started from the Giorra Dam east of Loch An Daimh. On closer inspection the copse is now only about a quarter of it’s original size, stumps remain and run down to the shore, the rotting trunks lie piled to the south. Looking back up at Sron a Choire Chnapanich, I still couldn’t see the route than McNeish was getting at. Cnoc an Daimh is a mountain summit in the Cape Wrath to Loch Shin region in the county of Highland, Scotland. The new mat works a treat! Thanks for the cosmological book – I’ll take a look. I woke at 5.15am with a nice breeze, just enough to keep the midges down. Our camping booking system will reopen in January 2021 to take bookings from 1st March. They look something else in your photo. All well and good until we had to haul the camping gear plus the Wannigan of Doom up a steep rock strewn slope. Really enjoyed reading it. Although usually I have one eye on diesel costs when planning weekend trips So I usually never go further than Cairngorms or Ft Bill. The hills of Breadalbane to the south. Loch Ailsh is seriously pretty. Cnoc an Daimh is 132 metres high with a Then head East on tracks to Loch an Daimh, walking its length to reach Knockdamph. I do have other tents and I suppose next time I’m out camping I could leave the porch of my Lightwave open and see how it feels like! I will know more tomorrow. You may be forgiven for calling an early halt to the day and stopping at the bothy at Knockdamph (NH 286 954). There’s room for improvement, but not without significant outlay. I was reminded how lucky I am to stay so close to these hills. I only have one bag [rated to -4˚C] so I’d be carrying it regardless, it was fairly breezy the other night, I slept fine in my baselayers. Dive] was in order. Coffee and porridge were consumed watching mist drift over Loch Lyon and by 8am I was packed and away for a long day heading along the north side of Loch an Daimh. While you do not need a permit to wild camp anywhere in the National Park until then, please camp responsibly and in accordance with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. It was similar weather as I remember but with a cold breeze just to keep things comfortable. I will have to get back up there pretty soon to get on top of Meall Buidhe for the views over Rannoch. One other slight issue is due to being raised that extra inch or two from the ground, there is less clearance between the foot of the sleeping bag and the Contrail. The camp site itself didn’t grab me as much as I’d hoped, but I think that was maybe in part due to the conditions. The PHD Minimus Vest was great over a windshirt, one or twice when the wind got up I fantasised about the hood and sleeves on my Rab Infinity, but I wasn’t cold. 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