Hill: Cnoc an t-Sabhail
Date: Friday 3rd February 2012
Company: Just myself
Dog friendly: Yes

Click here to see a map of the route undertaken

After a wonderful walk up Beinn Tharsuinn, I decided to cross the B9176 to ascend the Sub2000ft Marilyn, Cnoc an t-Sabhail.

I parked in the Strathrory car park and set off along the track at the end of the car park.

Information sign at Strathrory car park:

I followed the good quality track for circa 1.5km before leaving the main track to follow a track running alongside Loch Sheilah.

Strathrory track:

Cnoc an t-Sabhail:

Loch Sheilah:

Loch Sheilah is a nice wee loch.

Track alongside Loch Sheilah:

After following this track for just over 2km, I reached the edge of the forest and a six-feet deer fence. I then ascended the hill alongside the edge of the forest – no need to climb over the deer fence.

Ascent along edge of forest:

On reaching the top of the fence, I followed a wide firebreak for a couple of hundred metres before then taking a smaller firebreak which led towards the summit. The summit has no feature – centre of wide firebreak.

Summit of Cnoc an t-Sabhail:

From the summit, I took a short detour to the other end of the wide firebreak where I found a strange pole – possibly once a transmitter?

Strange pole at other end of wide firebreak:

I then returned to the car via the same route.

Looking across towards Beinn Tharsuinn from Cnoc an t-Sabhail:

A very pleasant ascent in great weather.