|Starting to climb away from Glen Tilt I had a quick look at the Jubilee Rifle Range. (it had been in use the day before, therefore out of bounds.)|
|The track beside the Allt Slanaidh wasn't on my ancient map at home, but was on the library copy I had with me! It makes for a very easy gradual, if long walk to the Allt Sheicheachan.|
The hut was locked!
|I had walked in on the LRT on the left to this junctin with the more popular track on the right.|
|I was now on the slopes of Beinn Dearg proper, the view out to the Southwest opened up the higher I climbed. There is still quite a scar in Glen Bruar from the recently installed hydro scheme unfortunately.|
|At last the summit dome of Beinn Dearg came into view....quite a scar of a path as well!|
|Down beside the Allt I called in at the bothy, all very clean and tidy. slightly surprising as its fairly easy to get to by mountain bike.|
|A last look back at the bothy and Beinn Dearg as I set off back down the track to Old Blair.|
|I made good progess down the easy track ticking off the milestones as I went.|
|Back into the forest and again the shade was welcome, only a couple of km from here and I was back at the car.|
Its a long old way on foot, but nt having a bike waiting at the bottom does give flexibility for someone like me who changes his mind!
"Preserve the long walk in" that's what I say!
A Strava tack is here for anyone who might be interested.