Hill: Stob Coire Creagach
Date: Friday 17th September 2010
Company: Myself and Beinn
Dog friendly: Deer stile to cross
Time: 3Hrs 20Mins

I parked at Butterbridge this morning and set off walking along Glen Kinglas. Beinn an Lochain from Glen Kinglas:

After walking around 3km, I left the good track and took to the grassy hillside.

Ascent of Stob Coire Creagach from near Abyssinia:

The ascent onto the ridge was not that pleasant – really long grass for much of the way.

Looking back to Abyssinia:

Looking back down Glen Kinglass:

Looking back down Glen Kinglass:

Approaching ridge:

On reaching the ridge, I was quite surprised at how wide and how straight-forward it was.

On the wide ridge of Stob Coire Creagach:

Beinn an Lochain looks a fantastic hill. I am hoping to ascend it on a good day.

Beinn an Lochain and Loch Restil:

Beinn an Fhidhlier from Stob Coire Creagach:

Once on the ridge it didn't take too long to traverse as far as the summit of Stob Coire Creagach.

Beinn at summit of Stob Coire Creagach:

At the summit, I decided not to continue further along the ridge towards Beinn an Fhidhlier. Instead, I descended directly, and steeply, down to Butterbridge.

Direct descent from Stob Coire Creagach towards Butterbridge:

Looking down to Butterbridge:

A few hundred metres before reaching Butterbridge we reached a deer fence. There was a good stile which was ok for me, but how would I get Beinn over this!!!

Stile over deer fence:

I managed to coax Beinn up onto the top step. There was no way however he was going to climb down and he really wasn't happy up there. I decided to give him a fireman lift down. The downside to this, apart from the fact he is 38kg, was that most of the mud from his paws ended up on my shoulder and back!

Looking back to Stob Coire Creagach from Butterbridge:

On returning to the car I was keen to ascend another hill. Beinn an Lochain was very tempting but I decided to save it for a better day. I opted to drive to Dalrigh to ascend Fiarach.

Hill: Fiarach
Date: Friday 17th September 2010
Company: Myself and Beinn
Dog friendly: Yes
Time: 2Hrs 45Mins

From the car park at Dalrigh, I crossed the bridge over the river Fillan and then followed the track alongside the railway line until passing the trees and reaching the bridge over the line.

Bridge over River Fillan near Dalrigh:

River Fillan:

The ascent of Fiarach was pretty-much just a case of head up.

Beinn Chuirn from Fiarach (zoomed):

View towards Tyndrum:

Grassy ascent of Fiarach:

On reaching the fence, I followed it passed Lochan Fiarach and on to just below the summit.

Follow the leaning fence:

Lochan Fiarach:

Crianlarich Hills from summit of Fiarach:

There are only a few small stones at the summit.

Beinn at summit of Fiarach:

From the summit, I returned via roughly the same route.