Hills: Ullapool Hill and Carn na Dubh Choille
Date: 1st April 2011
Company: Myself, Bob, Malcolm (and Kasia for Ullapool Hill)


We set off this morning towards Ullapool for a weekend based at the Aultguish Inn.

From about Contin onwards it was chucking it down, really windy and the hills were covered in clag. We abandoned plans A, B, C and carried on to Ullapool for plan D - an ascent of Ullapool Hill .

The weather was much nicer at the coast .

We ascended Ullapool Hill and then continued our walk descending to Loch Achall.

Calmac ferry leaving Ullapool:


Loch Achall from Ullapool Hill:


Bob, Malcolm and Kasia at top of Ullapool hill:


Approaching Loch Achall:


After spending a short time skimming stones into Loch Achall we walked back to Ullapool. We passed an impressive quarry on the walk back.

Quarry:


We then drove back to the Aultguish Inn. Myself, Bob and Malcolm then set out to ascent the Marilyn Carn na Dubh Choille.

Click here to see a map of the route undertaken

Aultguish Inn:


We managed to miss the footpath that is marked on the map. The going was extremely wet underfoot.

Looking back towards Aultguish Inn and Loch Glascarnoch dam:


The hill turned out to be a bit further away than we expected.

Looking towards Carn na Dubh Choille:


Bob and Malcolm heading towards Ford:


Ascent alongside forest:


The views from the summit were quite good, especially across to Ben Wyvis and Little Wyvis.

Ben Wyvis and Little Wyvis from summit of Carn na Dubh Choille:


Looking back towards Loch Glascarnoch from summit of Carn na Dubh Choille:


I think Bob was a bit tired at the summit .

Bob and Malcolm at summit:


We returned back the way we came but found and followed the path for much of the route.