Hill: Meadie Ridge
Date: Sunday 24th February 2013
Company: Myself and Beinn
Distance: 7.5km, Ascent: 265m
Time: 2Hrs 15Mins
Prior to heading home, after spending the weekend based at the Crask Inn, I decided to squeeze in a Sub2000ft Marilyn.
I guessed that Meadie Ridge would be a good viewpoint. I drove to and parked at a potential starting point for Meadie Ridge, c.1km from the end of Loch Meadie. I parked the car just the off-road - room for several cars.
Nothing much to say about the route except that it was 7.5km of pathless terrain through lots of bog, which today was mostly frozen.
I skirted round the side of Cnoc na Coileach attempting to take as direct a line as possible towards Meadie Ridge.
Meadie Ridge and Cnoc na Coileach:
The weather today was blue sky perfection.
Ben Hope (zoom):
Ben Klibreck across Loch Meadie:
Reay Forest hills:
It was nice to look across to the East to see Ben Griam Mor and Ben Griam Beg – two nice Sub2000ft Marilyns.
Ben Griam Mor and Ben Griam Beg (zoom):
As I approached the summit, I got my first views of Ben Loyal.
Ben Loyal from the summit of Meadie Ridge:
Ben Hope from the summit of Meadie Ridge:
Ben Loyal, Cnoc nan Cuilean, Ben Griam Beg and Ben Griam Mor:
After spending some time admiring the views, we returned to the car via roughly the same route.
Beinn and Ben Hee:
Prior to heading home I stopped 1km along the road to take a photo of Ben Loyal across Loch Meadie.
Ben Loyal across Loch Meadie:
Meadie Ridge may be a small, boggy lump but what a viewpoint!